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Disable Cisco AnyConnect VPN client - FIPS version
Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. Unvalidated cryptography is viewed by NIST as providing no protection to the information or data - in effect the data would be considered unprotected plaintext. Solutions Learn More Through Courses. Does openvpn just use openssl libraries for encryption? Learn when you want, where you want with convenient online training courses. I'm busy with other things right now.

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FIPS Compliance

If it hasn't been bench tested and received a validation certificate, then it doesn't meet FIPS requirements. Compliance means nothing if you're needing to meet US Federal Government mandates. A FIPS cryptographic module shall implement at least one Approved security function used in an Approved mode of operation. For an algorithm to be listed on a validation certificate as FIPS Approved, the algorithm implementation must meet all the requirements of FIPS and must have received an algorithm validation certificate.

A product or module does not meet the FIPS applicability requirements by simply implementing FIPS Approved algorithms and acquiring algorithm validation certificates. Unvalidated cryptography is viewed by NIST as providing no protection to the information or data - in effect the data would be considered unprotected plaintext. If the agency specifies that the information or data be cryptographically protected, then FIPS is applicable. In essence, if cryptography is required, then it must be validated.

That actually helps a lot, thank you! We have a work-around in place, but were hoping to simplify things by just using openvpn. Now at least I have something to go to mgmt with! I've had to dig into this particular thing a lot and thus had readily available links and such. Doing work for the US Federal Government is a bitch. I don't know if all of this FIPS validation stuff actually makes anything more secure. I do know it limits your cryptographic platform options and increases the cost.

Read those links completely to really understand this better. When asked on their customer support site https: If you use the OpenSSL cryptographic module validated under the linked certificate and you follow the Security Policy for that to power your OpenVPN implementation then you should be good.

Does openvpn just use openssl libraries for encryption? There is a fips validated branch of openssl. Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care.

Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle. Go Premium Individual Business. Also, whenever I reboot I have to go to Local Security Policy to disable FIPS to run a telephony client that won't run with it enabled , there doesn't seem to be a registry key or other means of turning that off.

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The FIPS-compliant Cisco VPN client is available in a separate FIPS-compliant release. FIPS-compliance for the AnyConnect VPN client is a feature enabled in the local policy, and does not require a different release of the AnyConnect client. May 02,  · Anyconnect & FIPS We are testing using Anyconnect for our VPN needs and I have a question or concern regarding FIPS. Our test ASA is a with and we are using the Anyconnect client version and testing on Windows 7 Pro (32 bit). You can use FIPS compliant security by configuring IPSec by using Global Policy. For more information about using IPSec, see the " IP Security (IPSec) " section in this guide. For more information about Global Policy, see the Windows documentation.