Let get Canopy FIPS 140-2 Compliant!!

When will Canopy become FIPS 140-2 compliant? I am using Canopy as a stand alone LAN for all of my industrial control communication needs. I just had the cybernazis’ here and they looked over the Canopy and they like it too except for the fact that it’s not FIPS 140-2. Since I work for D.O.D. and have to obey all of the D.O.D. cybernazis’ rules concerning LANs I would appreciate knowing when this will happen. I have been told in the past it was planned for sometime in 2005. If it doesn’t then every year until Canopy is turned into DRMO for scrap, I will have to redo network accredidation paperwork.

And for all of you who work for D.O.D. are asking since when did stand alone networks fall under the FIPS 140-2 standard look up D.O.D. directive #8100.2 dated 14 April 2004. If Motorola wants to sell Canopy to D.O.D. least they better chop chop and get FIPS 140-2 compliant ASAP and give those of us that are stuck with Canopy already heads up what firmware to use when they do get 140-2.

Also, I heard that FIPS 140-3 is on the drafting board. Motorola might as well look at that standard too while they are at it if they can get a copy of it. :wink:

Just out of curiosity, what about hanging some FIPS140-2 devices on each end of the link and let them take care of the crypting, instead of relying on the processor/coprocessor inside the Canopy?

Separately, were you there at MH when Cisco was trying to sell the Clarity broadband wireless solution, ohh, four or five years ago?

Nope, I didn’t start working for the Air Force as a DOD civilian until Oct 2001. I went with Canopy based on ease of use as compaired to other wireless and second was the costs. Canopy is a lot cheaper than Cisco for example. The only problem I have now is this FIPS 140-2 requirement for stand alone networks which is how I am using Canopy, as a stand alone wireless industrial controls network.

FIPS 140-2 is a Security Requirement for Cryptographic Modules. Canopy is not a Cryptographic module. Example, when running T1’s between buildings there is no reason to have a FIPS 140-2 compliant CSU/DSU, instead you have FIPS 140-2 compliant devices at the ends of the T1’s in between the router and CSU/DSU. Canopy is the same way. A FIPS 140-2 device does the encryption.

FIPS 140-2 compliance within a Canopy radio is currently not on the roadmap. Requests for a new product are always welcome and will be evaluated.

Thank you for the suggestion.