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FDIC Opts For Aruba’s FIPS 140-2 Teleworker Solutions

To provide secure, network access for the agency's travelling resolution and receivership specialists

Aruba Networks, a provider of wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, has declared that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is using Aruba’s FIPS 140-2 validated teleworker solutions to provide secure network access for the agency’s travelling resolution and receivership specialists.

Aruba provided FDIC with rapidly deployable, FIPS 140-2 validated wireless teleworker kits configured for small or large teams. The small team kits include a single Aruba Remote Access Point (RAP) and provide Wi-Fi and wired connectivity with government-grade security to teams of 5-10 users, claims the company.

RAPs are designed to connect temporary workers, teleworkers, and branch offices to a data center with plug-and-play simplicity, delivering voice, telephony, video, and data applications with the security of a VPN, but without the complexity or expense of client software.

The FIPS 140-2 standard specifies the cryptographic security requirements for sensitive but unclassified information. The standard defines multiple levels of security that correspond with the wide range of potential applications and environments in which such systems may be employed.

The FDIC examines and supervises financial institutions for soundness and manages receiverships. The FDIC’s roaming teams require continuous secure access to the agency’s data center, and the simple provisioning, high security, and centralised management of Aruba’s teleworker solutions made them well suited for the project.