The Global Certification Team (GCT) is thrilled to announce that the ISR 881W/881GW has completed the FIPS certification process. The official listing has been posted to the NIST website, being awarded certificate #1700, as FIPS 140-2, Level 2 Certified.
The Cisco 881W and Cisco 881GW ISR’s provide connectivity and security services in a single, secure device. These routers offer broadband speeds and simplified management to small businesses, and enterprise small branch and teleworkers. The module is also a wireless access point that provide secure wireless access to clients.
FIPS-140 is a US and Canadian government standard that specifies security requirements for cryptographic modules. A cryptographic module is defined as “the set of hardware, software, and/or firmware that implements approved security functions (including cryptographic algorithms and key generation) and is contained within the cryptographic boundary.” The cryptographic module is what is being validated.