16 August 2011, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that its Unified Platform Cryptographic Library (UPCL) and UEP Cryptographic Module (UEPCM) have successfully been tested by atsec information security, and achieved the security validation according to FIPS 140-2 standard under the CMVP (Cryptographic Module Validation Program), a joint program between National Institute for Standards and Technology USA (NIST) and the Communication Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
ZTE has been working with international firm atsec information security to test the two cryptographic modules for the FIPS 140-2 standard. FIPS 140-2 defines the security requirements established by the U.S. and Canadian governments that must be met by cryptographic modules used to protect unclassified data within IT systems. ZTE is the first vendor from China to achieve this designation from the CMVP.
"The validation of cryptographic modules under the FIPS 140-2 standard is increasingly important in many industry and government sectors, not just in the United States and Canada, but in many countries around the world," said Apostol Vassilev, atsec CST laboratory manager. "We applaud ZTE’s commitment to providing security assurance for their products through testing and validation under open and rigorous international standards such as FIPS 140-2."
"Meeting international standards is key to delivering the most secure and reliable solutions demanded by customers," said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA. "Earning the FIPS 140-2 standard certification further demonstrates the work we are doing to ensure that our R&D strategy reflects the importance of these standards to instilling customer confidence in our products’ quality and reliability."