Federal Information Processing Standard
When running on a FIPS-compliant operating system that Vertica supports, Vertica uses a certified OpenSSL FIPS 140-2 cryptographic module. This meets the security standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for Federal Agencies in the United States or other countries.
The standard specifies the security requirements that a cryptographic module needs in a system protecting sensitive information. For details on the standard see the Computer Security Resource Center.
Vertica itself is not FIPS compliant but it is compatible with running on a FIPS-enabled system using FIPS resources.
For a list of FIPS prerequisites, see FIPS 140-2 Supported Platforms.
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