Federal Information Processing Standardization (FIPS) 140 requires all federal government agencies, and organizations that exchange sensitive information with those agencies, use cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information. Federal agencies are required by OMB M-06-16 to only use FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption and extended enterprises are continuously scrutinized for compliance. WinZip® does not meet FIPS 140-2 requirements and leaves organizations at risk of failing an audit.
PKWARE helps organizations encrypt sensitive data in compliance with FIPS 140-2 requirements.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) needed to protect sensitive agency data exchanged with partners in order to comply with the regulatory requirements of OMB M-06-16 and FIPS 140-2. Data needed to be sent - and readily used - across a wide variety of technology platforms, applications and data formats. Existing methods of electronic transfer, tapes and CD storage presented immense administrative and logistical burdens as well as increased compliance and security risks. With PKWARE, CMS is now safeguarding medical data and patient records at the file level in accordance with FIPS standards, making it impregnable to anyone but authorized staff - whether the data is at rest or in transit among the numerous CMS partner organizations.
|SecureZIP Enterprise||WinZip Pro|
|Contingency Key Capabilities|
|Centralized Policy Management|
|Includes Easily Deployable Digital Certificate|
|Cross-Platform Solutions||Windows & Mac Only|
|Supports AES Passphrase Encryption|
|Smart Card Support|
|Certificate Revocation List Checking|
|"Out of the Box" Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office®||Requires Additional Software|
|"Out of the Box" Seamless Integration with Microsoft Outlook®||Requires Additional Software|
|Re-Encrypt Email Attachments when Forwarding Existing Zip Files|