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NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) and the Onboard Key Manager (OKM) are FIPS 140-2 Compliant

Here's an early Christmas present:  NVE is now FIPS 140-2 compliant!

NetApp CryptMod This is the cryptographic module that is used by both NVE and OKM.  This is the module that was taken through the FIPS-140-2 level 1 validation and completed the validation.  CryptoMod is FIPS 140-2 validated.
Where is this module used? This module is for NVE and OKM in all flavors: AFF, FAS, ONTAP Select, and ONTAP Cloud. Is there any specific version of ONTAP that I need to run? You need to have at least ONTAP 9.2 to run FIPS validated NVE. What do I need to do to turn on FIPS for NVE/OKM? Nothing - just make sure you are running at least ONTAP 9.2.


Yes, it is that easy.

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