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Government Certifications and Background - Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

Pragma Systems is the ONLY SSH Server available today that holds it's own FIPS 140-2 certificate (# 1500) for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 as issued by the CMVP (Cryptographic Module Validation Program).

FIPS 140-2

Pragma Systems' SSH Server and SSH Client are now available with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Data security encryption compliance is mandatory for U.S. federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian government, financial institutions and many private sector agencies when it is determined that cryptography is necessary for protecting sensitive information.

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) is the accreditation program that validates cryptographic modules to this standard. The CMVP is a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Government of Canada. Cryptographic Modules validated through the program are subjected to rigorous testing by independent, accredited Cryptographic Module Testing (CMT) laboratories.

*See FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certificate at:

For more information about the FIPS requirements through NIST: here.

For more information about FIPS: here.

Why is FIPS Validation important?

Most government agencies such as the Department of Defense require FIPS validation for the commercial systems they utilize to protect the integrity of data traffic traveling across their infrastructure environments. Similarly, companies in various market segments such as healthcare, financial and supply chain management are under increasing pressure to ensure that customer, vendor and patient information is secure when traveling across networks. To meet that need, many companies in these markets are implementing the same FIPS standard mandated by the U.S. government.

Pragma's SSH Server with FIPS 140-2 Validation

By using Pragma's SSH Server and Client technologies, customers can deploy these secure file transfer and copy capabilities knowing the embedded Cryptographic Module has met the highest possible security standards. This ensures that your file transfers are protected by best-in-class security.

The Pragma SSH Server comes with a built-in FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptographic Library to provide for secure transfer of data. This version of Pragma's SSH Server uses the validated cryptographic library to ensure that it operates using only FIPS-approved algorithms for encryption of transferred data when using Secure Copy (SCP) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

To view Pragma SSH Server FIPS 140-2 certificate, please click here.

About our competitors' FIPS claims

As you consider the best solution for your security needs, many of our competitors might state that they have various government certifications, including using other companies FIPS certificates as their own. Do not be fooled by these statements. Pragma SSH Server is the ONLY FIPS certified SSH solution on the market that meets government's stringent security requirements and is ready for direct purchase and deployment.

More details on Pragma's SSH Server and Client status on the UC APL and our TIC testing results, click here.

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Pragma's Windows based SSH server software provides the highest level of efficiency, affordability, and usability for your environment. Additionally, our licensing provides for two simple, straightforward options based upon the number of client connections required:

Pragma SSH Server
Enterprise Edition (up to UNLIMITED client connections):
$799.00 (Click here to buy)
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Workgroup Edition (up to 20 client connections):
$599.00 (Click here to buy)

NOTE: Significant discounts are available for volume orders.

Our servers have been successfully tested to handle well over 1000 concurrent sessions with any enterprise mobility clients ranging from Motorola to LXE to Intermec and many others.

Enterprise class customers that have been successfully using our technology include Hollister, Playtex, Pepco, Wilson Sporting Goods, and Zausner's.

Pragma Systems SSH Servers - Excellence in Secure Remote Access!

We invite you to download a risk free trial (click here to try now) for 14 days and experience how Pragma can help you in delivering reliable, proven enterprise grade secure connectivity software for all Windows environments:

  • Highly secure - offers a protocol for secure remote login and other secure network services over an insecure network
  • Facilitates data and system management
  • Allows secure file transfer and secure file copy
  • Provides consistent, reliable application delivery
  • Gives you and your company a powerful, convenient approach to protecting your network
  • Superior and responsive customer service - both throughout the sales process and during lifetime of usage
  • Offers peace of mind

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