CyberdefenseRaytheon's insider threat solution receives federal validation

Published 11 November 2009

Raytheon’s SureView product is now FIPS 1402 Level 1 complaint; validation means that Raytheon’s enterprise monitoring and investigation tools may now be used by government agencies, including the Department of Defense, to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems

Raytheon Company’s Linux cryptographic module embedded in its government insider threat solution has been awarded federal validation. With the approval of the new module, the entire Raytheon SureView product is now Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 compliant. Such compliance is required by the U.S. federal government to ensure that information systems using cryptography are secure.

The accreditation of the FIPS Linux cryptographic module certifies that Raytheon’s industry-leading enterprise monitoring and investigation tools are fully compliant with the highest security standards,” said Steve Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions at Raytheon. “This certification meets Department of Defense regulations for cryptographic modules for certain information assurance applications. Achieving this certification aligns with Raytheon’s ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the best security, assurance and dependability.”

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program, operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2. It applies to federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems.

To expedite the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Raytheon partnered with Corsec Security, Inc., a consulting company with more than eleven years of validation experience. “Corsec is proud to have worked with Raytheon on this intensive effort,” said Matthew Appler, CEO and co-founder of Corsec Security. “Achieving this government security validation exemplifies Raytheon’s dedication and commitment to providing its customers with proven third-party assurance.”

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.
Raytheon Company, founded eighty-seven years ago, had 2008 sales of $23.2 billion.  With headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, Raytheon employs 73,000 people. worldwide.