In VMware Aria Operations for Networks, you can use FIPS validated cryptographic modules for internal and external connections.
VMware Aria Operations for Networks uses the following validated modules:
|FIPS Object Module||Version||Certificate|
|VMware OpenSSL||1.0.2y||Certificate #3622|
|VMware's OpenSSL||2.0.20-vmw||Certificate #3875|
|BC-FJA (Bouncy Castle FIPS Java API)||version 22.214.171.124||Certificate #3673|
You can find more information about the cryptographic modules that VMware has validated against the FIPS 140-2 standard from here: https://www.vmware.com/security/certifications/fips.html.
Using FIPS Validated Cryptographic Modules for Internal Connections
By default, VMware Aria Operations for Networks uses FIPS validated cryptographic modules for internal connections.
Using FIPS Validated Cryptographic Modules for External Connections
By default, the use of FIPS validated cryptographic modules are deactivated for external connections. However, by enabling FIPS mode for external connections, you can restrict the use of cryptographic modules to FIPS validated cryptographic modules.
- Go to .
- Switch the FIPS Mode For External Connections toggle to true.
Enabling FIPS Mode For External Connections will restrict the use of cryptographic modules to the BC-FJA module.
For third-party devices such as switches, routers, and firewalls, VMware Aria Operations for Networks uses SSH connections for fetching the configuration data. To learn about supported algorithms for such SSH connections, see Encryption Algorithms and Ciphers.