Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Capabilities & Compliance
For the secure protection of high-security information, Plasma Ruggedized Solutions offers Level 1-4 Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance services. Our FIPS capabilities will ensure that your hardware meets or exceeds FIPS compliance certification standards for physical security. We also offer guidance in FIPS compliance and support throughout the certification process.
High Volume Level 1-4 FIPS Compliance
Plasma Ruggedized Solutions (PRS) is one of the industry’s highest-volume producers of FIPS-approved products. Our FIPS capabilities will protect your products—and the data stored in them—from potential theft or information probing. These conformal coatings, pottings, and encapsulations prevent access to data stored in the treated assemblies; special measures can be taken to ensure that further tampering results in the destruction of the product.
Based on the security level your devices need, we have numerous solutions for protecting your assemblies and circuitry. Our FIPS capabilities include systems that:
- Show evidence of a security break-in or attempted break-in
- Prevent physical break-ins
- And/or respond to these break-in attempts in a number of ways
FIPS Levels 1 & 2 Compliance
PRS’ conformal coating and encapsulation processes for Level 1 and Level 2 FIPS compliance show physical evidence of system tampering while making it extremely difficult to successfully infiltrate the coated or encapsulated product.
FIPS Levels 3 & 4 Compliance
Our Level 3 and Level 4 FIPS electronic encapsulation and potting processes create even thicker protective barriers, making it all but impossible to physically tamper with the product in question. Our FIPS capabilities can also be used to protect products from reverse-engineering.
FIPS Compliance Certification & Testing
To help you achieve FIPS compliance certification, Plasma Ruggedized Solutions will work with you from the beginning of your design and manufacturing processes. For our security systems to provide optimal protection, it is important that your product designs include allowances for the necessary treatment materials. Our expert team will provide design assistance from start to finish, working with your product engineers to ensure superior hardware and data protection for FIPS compliance. We also offer FIPS services for ready-made and off-the-shelf assemblies.
As part of our FIPS services, we also offer in-house testing to ensure proper functionality before and after the encapsulation, coating, or potting process. Most products requiring Federal Information Processing Standards compliance are sensitive to handling and physical tampering; we test them to guarantee the compatibility of the process with the assembly’s design.
The Right Solution for Your Application
PRS offers superior FIPS capabilities for any industry or application where the system and data security are of paramount importance. These include military applications, banking, airport security systems, network communications, and many others.
We design each of our FIPS coating, potting, and encapsulation services to match the unique requirements of each product we work with, creating solutions that include the ideal materials and physical characteristics for the application
Our customers’ parameters often include strict dimensional and quality specifications—we will develop a design for the product, then evaluate this design with the client. Following client approval, a first article is completed and the finished product is tested for FIPS compliance, physical integrity, proper functionality, and numerous other factors. Further design adjustments are made and tests performed as needed until an ideal, customer-approved, FIPS-compliant product is produced.
Plasma Ruggedized Solutions also supports the design, engineering, manufacture, and supply of built-in response systems for higher-level products. These built-in systems help increase the security and overall FIPS ratings of the products in which they’re implemented.
The FIPS Experts
At PRS, we are constantly working to further improve our FIPS capabilities. This process of continual improvement allows us to reach higher levels of FIPS compliance certification for our electronic encapsulation, potting, and conformal coating services.
Plasma Ruggedized Solutions is moving forward with new designs for next-generation responsive systems and destructive systems, as well as software programs that will be compatible with, and complementary to, the physical protection aspects of our FIPS capabilities. Advanced-level hardware designs we’re currently developing include:
- Tripwire or break-wire data deletion systems
- Temperature-responsive systems
- Systems to withstand or respond to chemical attacks
- and much more
Contact Plasma Ruggedized Solutions for Your FIPS Compliance Needs