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The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1 is a securityimplementation validation scheme that is designed for certifying cryptographic software. FIPS 140-1 software that is validated is required by the U.S. government and requested by other prominent institutions.
The latest addition to the family of Windows 2000 cryptographic modules that have FIPS 140-1 validation is the Fips.sys file, version 5.0.2195.1569. This file is a kernel-mode driver that provides FIPS-standard cryptographic services to Windows 2000-based kernel-mode components. For information about the security policy that describes the cryptographic services of the Fips.sys file, view the following Microsoft Web site:
The Ipsec.sys driver (version 5.0.2195.2103) is the first Windows 2000-based kernel-mode component uses the services that are provided by the Fips.sys file. As a result, the Windows 2000 Ipsec.sys services are compliant with FIPS 140-1.For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English-language version of this update should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------- 05/09/2000 11:28am 5.0.2195.1569 33,616 Fips.sys 08/23/2000 03:06pm 5.0.2195.2103 69,552 Ipsec.sys