The Software House iSTAR eX physical access controller uses FIPS 197-validated, 256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption, a key step in helping organizations comply with the strict security guidelines set forth by the U.S. government’s Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 standard. FIPS 140-2 is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. and the Communications Security Establishment under the Canadian government. FIPS 140-2 validation of the iSTAR eX access controller will provide customers with a high degree of security, assurance, and dependability. The four door Ethernet-based iSTAR eX physical access controller is ideal for any government or enterprise customer requiring the highest level of security available, without the need for an external encryption box. Since even the largest worldwide corporations have smaller facilities that need to be secured using standard solutions, iSTAR eX works with the scalable C·CURE 800/8000 system and other Software House controllers to provide a solution that can be used across the entire enterprise.
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PHYSICAL ACCESS CONTROLLER USES FIPS 197
December 1, 2006