Diversinet’s MobiSecure(R) Attains Important Security Milestone
Achieves NIST ‘In Process’ Status for Stringent FIPS 140-2 Government
Standard for Cryptographic Products in the U.S. and Canada
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in “Connected and Protected”
mobile healthcare communications, has reached an important milestone in
an extensive security validation process for the cryptographic modules
used by its MobiSecure(Ã‚®) mHealth application.
The company’s implementations of the cryptographic algorithms already
have been successfully validated by the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) in the United States. Now, the Java cryptographic
modules used in MobiSecure have been formally placed on a list for the
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 140-2,
Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, which specifies the
requirements used to protect sensitive information.
The Cryptographic Module Validation Program, the accreditation program
that validates cryptographic modules to this standard, is a joint
effort between the NIST and the Communications Security Establishment
of the Government of Canada.
Cryptographic modules validated through the program are subjected to
rigorous testing by independent, accredited Cryptographic Module
Testing laboratories. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any
cryptographic product to be used in a U.S. government agency network.
It is also gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for
third-party validations for a variety of encryption products.
“Our inclusion in FIPS 140-2 as ‘In Process’ reaffirms that the
technology underlying our MobiSecure mHealth application meets
stringent government requirements for storing and sharing sensitive
personal health information via mobile devices,” said Albert Wahbe,
Diversinet chairman and CEO. “This validation is also critical for
government agencies, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical
companies, which require absolute security in safeguarding personal
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and
proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly
deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to
anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet’s MobiSecure(Ã‚®) application addresses the increasing need for secure messaging, as well
as safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health
data. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering “Healthcare.
Connected and Protected” at www.diversinet.com.
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MobiSecure is a registered trademark of Diversinet Corp.
SOURCE Diversinet Corp.