InfoGard – an independent, third-party laboratory accredited by NIST’s National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code: 100432-0) – provides testing and evaluation services to IT vendors so they can achieve FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201, and Common Criteria validations for their security products. InfoGard’s Security Engineers are cross-trained in Common Criteria and FIPS, which allows for professional and efficient evaluations.
FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) is a mandatory standard for cryptographic-based security systems used by Federal agencies to protect sensitive information. InfoGard is the leading Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) laboratory completing more than 570 validations.
InfoGard performs NIST Personal Identity Verification Program (NPIVP) Card Command Testing associated with the FIPS 201 PIV program. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 mandates the use of approved credentials for federal employees and contractors for physical and logical access to federal facilities, a market encompassing millions of people.
As a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL), InfoGard provides consulting and evaluation services to help IT vendors successfully complete security evaluations against published Protection Profiles. InfoGard, with our extensive security and evaluation experience, has created an evaluation process that can be tailored towards unique customer needs.