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Cisco FIPS-Compliant VPN Clients
Cisco provides an end-to-end remote access security solution for our customers that require FIPS
compliance. Our FIPS-compliant VPN clients and the FIPS-certified ASA 5500 Series Adaptive
Security Appliance allow organizations to establish end-to-end, encrypted VPN tunnels for secure
connectivity for mobile employees and telecommuters.
The FIPS-compliant Cisco VPN client is available in a separate FIPS-compliant release.
FIPS-compliance for the AnyConnect VPN client is a feature enabled in the local policy, and does not
require a different release of the AnyConnect client.
Both FIPS-compliant clients are licensed and available from your Cisco representative. This document
provides general information about these products and contains the following sections:
Information about FIPS, page 1
New Features for the FIPS-Compliant VPN Client (IPsec), page 2
Licensing Requirements for the FIPS-Compliant VPN Client, page 2
Where to go for Additional information, page 3
Information about FIPS
Cisco FIPS-compliant VPN clients comply with Level 1 of the Federal Information Processing Standard
(FIPS) 140-2, a U.S. government standard for specific security requirements for cryptographic modules.
The FIPS 140-2 standard applies to all federal agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems
to protect sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authorizes independent, accredited
Cryptographic Module Testing (CMT) laboratories to test and validate cryptographic modules against
FIPS. A letter from the CMT laboratory that tested the Cisco FIPS-compliant VPN client is available
from your Cisco representative at your request.
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New Features for the FIPS-Compliant VPN Client (IPsec)
New Features for the FIPS-Compliant VPN Client (IPsec)
The FIPS-compliant VPN client (IPsec) is a separate release of the client. The following are some of the
new features added since the last release of the FIPS-compliant VPN client, Release 3.6.3:
A redesigned user interface for greater usability.
Windows Vista support.
Windows Vista Smartcard support.
A new virtual adapter improves performance of application requiring the client IP address, such as
Netmeeting and VoIP applications.
Includes the latest fixes to customer-found defects and addresses most past vulnerabilities (PSIRTs).
Licensing Requirements for the FIPS-Compliant VPN Client
The Cisco FIPS-compliant VPN clients are licensed based on the ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security
Appliance model. Each security appliance model requires a different license. The license does not affect
the number of allowed concurrent VPN sessions.
The following table shows the Product numbers (also called SKUs) of the licenses for each security
appliance model:
Product Number
(also called SKU)
Security Appliance Model
ASA 5510
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
ASA 5520
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
ASA 5540
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
ASA 5580
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
ASA 5505
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
ASA 5550
FIPS-compliant VPN Client License
Each new security appliance model purchased after August 31st, 2009 requires a FIPS-compliant VPN
client license. Cisco customers with current SMARTnet contracts who purchased an ASA 5500 Series
Adaptive Security Appliance before August 31st, 2009 are not required to purchase a license for these
specific appliances and may contact the Cisco federal account team for information on upgrade rights
for the FIPS-compliant VPN client.
Cisco FIPS-Compliant VPN Clients
Where to go for Additional information
Where to go for Additional information
For more information about Cisco FIPS-compliant VPN clients, see the following documents:
Release Notes for Cisco VPN Client, FIPS-Compliant Release 5.0.5-FIPS:
Release Notes for Cisco VPN Client, Release 5.0.00 and Release 5.0.01:
Cisco FIPS-Compliant VPN Clients
Where to go for Additional information
Cisco FIPS-Compliant VPN Clients
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