Ascom Completes NIST’s FIPS 140-2 Validation For Myco3 Smartphone BoringCrypto Module

Certification Opens Market For Ascom Mobility Solutions In Regulated Industries

Ascom, a healthcare IT and clinical collaboration company, announced that it received FIPS 140-2 certification for the Myco3 smartphone. 

August 29, 2022

Ascom, a healthcare IT and clinical collaboration company, announced that it received FIPS 140-2 certification for the Myco3 smartphone. Certificate #4276 validates that the Myco3 Cryptographic Module meets government protocols required to support secure wireless communication in Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense healthcare facilities.

“With the completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Ascom has taken the next step in providing secured solutions to all industries requiring high levels of security and dependability,” said Jake Nelson, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Corsec Security. “The newly validated Ascom Smartphone Cryptographic Library is an essential component within Ascom’s product line, ensuring their customers within the Department of Defense, and U.S. federal civilian agencies like the VA are now equipped with tested and trusted solutions to accomplish their organizational missions.” 

“Ascom is committed to serving this nation’s veterans, as well as, their families, caregivers and survivors. We are proud to earn FIPS certification for the Myco 3. Coupled with meeting cybersecurity requirements under NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), Ascom will continue to make similar platform investments and develop solutions that are not only secure, but enhance the delivery of care to our veterans,” said Mike Augusti, Head of Healthcare Alliances at Ascom.

About FIPS 140-2

FIPS 140-2 is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by NIST, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140, which applies to Federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140 provides stringent third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by industries and governments with high levels of security requirements.

About The Myco 3

The Ascom Smartphone BoringCrypto is an open-source, general purpose cryptographic library which provides FIPS 140- 2 approved cryptographic algorithms to serve BoringSSL and other user-space applications. The cryptographic module is also supported on the following operating environment: Android 10 on Ascom Myco 3 with ARM Cortex-A53.

Purpose built for demanding environments, the Myco 3 boasts a rugged HD 5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass screen, an Octa core processor, and a hot swappable battery. It comes disinfectant-ready and packed with dual-cameras available in DECT, VoWiFi, and cellular variants. 

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