Diversinet Receives FIPS 140-2 Security Validation, Marking First mHealth Platform to Reach This Milestone
MobiSecure Platform Enables Healthcare Organizations to Address Trend
Toward More Stringent Security Standards
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Diversinet Corp. (TSXV: DIV) (OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that
“Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” has been awarded Federal
Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation by the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its
This certification validates the security technology underpinning the
company’s MobiSecure mobile health platform. The milestone marks
Diversinet’s mHealth platform as the first with built-in FIPS
140-2-grade security. FIPS 140-2 specifications exceed HIPAA
NIST has validated Diversinet’s Java cryptographic module and Java
Crypto Module for Mobile under FIPS 140-2, Security Requirements for
Cryptographic Modules – a rigorous testing program administered by NIST
and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
The FIPS 140-2 validation, a recognized North American standard for
proper use of encryption, is required for use in U.S. and Canadian
government communications systems to protect sensitive data. Thus,
Diversinet customers can be confident in having state-of-the-art
security while taking full advantage of the Diversinet mHealth platform
and solutions, which enhance communications, care coordination and
outcomes while reducing costs.
The important third-party endorsement puts Diversinet ahead of the pack
as government efforts to protect personal health information are
building with greater adoption of mHealth solutions. For example, in a
recent movement toward higher security standards, in September, the HIT
Policy Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, called for requiring multi-factor authentication for
applications involving remote access to patient information. If
approved, this requirement will take effect in 2015 with Stage 3 of the
HITECH Act’s meaningful use incentive program.
“FIPS 140-2 validation of our technology is a milestone not only for
Diversinet but also for the mobile health industry,” said Dr. Hon Pak,
Diversinet CEO. “Healthcare organizations that use Diversinet-powered
mHealth solutions to promote care coordination are future-proofing the
mobility and security elements of their applications.”
Pak added: “The FIPS seal of approval demonstrates how Diversinet is
leading the trend toward greater exchange and protection of personal
health information, fueled by increasing smartphone and tablet usage
and popularity of bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, policies.
Multi-factor authentication is one of several advanced features
embedded in our platform to safeguard patient information at rest and
in transit. Other security measures we provide include a patented
encryption technique to prevent cloning and double encryption to thwart
Indicating the attractiveness of the FIPS validation, AirStrip
Technologies, Inc. announced in February that it selected Diversinet
and its security software development kits (SDKs) to enable the company
to serve U.S. government entities, such as military hospitals. AirStrip
cited the fact that Diversinet was well on the road toward FIPS
validation as a catalyst for the relationship.
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF) is answering the
challenges of today’s healthcare landscape with a secure enterprise
mobile healthcare platform and integrated solutions. This technology
can be leveraged and customized quickly to meet the ever-changing needs
of healthcare organizations and patients – driving patient-provider and
payer communications and improving outcomes while lowering costs. Learn
more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com
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