For all of you that use PowerArchiver in Government environment, we have fully certified end-to-end solution for data storage and transport. For data storage and exchange, we use ZIP AES (public and open data standard) and for transport we use secure ftp client (both SFTP and FTP over SSL, both public transport standards). Both solutions use FIPS 140-2 validated components and are in compliance with all legal requirements for open data storage and transport as well as data protection standards.
More about FIPS 140-2 standard
Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is entitled « Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. » It’s a standard that describes government requirements that hardware and software products should meet for Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) use. The standard was published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been adopted by the Canadian government’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), and is being adopted by the financial community through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
FIPS 140-2 requires federal government agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information to comply with the standards. Any organisation that does any kind of business with any government agency is also required to comply with the standards.
More about White House Exective order on open data storage
To promote continued job growth, Government efficiency, and
the social good that can be gained from opening Government data
to the public, the default state of new and modernized
Government information resources shall be open and machine
readable. Government information shall be managed as an asset
throughout its life cycle to promote interoperability and
openness, and, wherever possible and legally permissible, to
ensure that data are released to the public in ways that make
the data easy to find, accessible, and usable. In making this
the new default state, executive departments and agencies
(agencies) shall ensure that they safeguard individual privacy,
confidentiality, and national security.
You can now use PowerArchiver Professional to securely exchange encrypted sensitive information with any US or Canadian government agency in compliance with FIPS 140-2 standards as well as new Executive order from White House on mandatory use of Open data formats.