Pragma Systems' Fortress SSH Server and SSH Client are the only Windows ssh products that passed the vigorous testing for the FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standard) 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.
Pragma Systems' Fortress SSH Server and SSH Client has been recommended by and is now on t he Department of Defense's Unified Capabilities APL. The UC APL purpose is to maintain a single consolidated list of products that have completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. Use of the DoD UC APL allows DoD Components to purchase and operate UC systems over all DoD network infrastructures.
Pragma Systems Fortress SSH Server, SFTP (secure file transfer) and SCP (secure copy) holds a full Certificate of Networthiness (CoN 201621769) from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). The CoN is a requirement for all enterprise software products in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network. The CoN certification signifies that Pragma’s Windows secure shell product, Fortress SSH Server, is in full compliance with the Army Enterprise Infrastructure’s strict standards for security, supportability, sustainability, and compatibility. In addition to the U.S. Army, the certification applies to all National Guard, Army Reserve, and Department of Defense organizations that use the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Network.
In order to further comply with government requirements, Pragma added 2-factor RFC 6187 support in Fortress SSH product line to work with Cisco routers and switches which are SSH RFC 6187 enabled. 2-factor RFC 6187 SSH is a key requirement for US DoD and Federal Government departments to avoid the hacking & unauthorized access going around from foreign countries and intruders. Pragma Fortress SSH clients and servers fully support RFC 6187 2-factor authentication, has been validated by Cisco to work in its secure environment (Cisco IOS 15.2 (2) and above supports RFC 6187).