2021 January-September FIPS 140-2 Cert. Stats

In the first nine months of 2021, Acumen Security produced the most FIPS 140-2 certificates. atsec and UL are 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 252 FIPS 140-2 certificates issued by the CMVP in the first nine months of 2021 is on pace to set a program record for the most certificates issued in a year.


Cisco, Red Hat, and Juniper achieved the most number of FIPS 140-2 certificates in the first nine months of 2021.


Security Level 1 certificates account for 56% of the total in the first nine months of 2021.


57% of the certificates are hardware; 36% are software in the first nine months of 2021.


The CMVP is on pace to issue more than 300 new FIPS 140-2 certificates in 2021. (The most FIPS 140-2 certificates in a single year is 294 in 2016.)


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