Dear users,

For all of you that use PowerArchiver in corporate environment, we have added FIPS 140-2 certified encryption (ZIP and ZIPX AES 128bit, 192bit and 256bit) and Secure FTP downloads/uploads (SFTP as well as FTP SSL).

More about FIPS 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.

PowerArchiver is using Windows cryptographic modules for certification/validation. Windows XP SP3 and newer are FIPS 140-2 certified, while previous versions are FIPS 140-1 certified. More info and certificates can be found here:

PowerArchiver is using OpenSSL cryptographic module for SFTP/FTP SSL certification/validation. More info and certificate can be found here:

You can now use PowerArchiver 2011/2012 (and any future versions) to securely exchange encrypted sensitive information with any US or Canadian government agency in compliance with FIPS 140 standards.