Toronto, ON, February 21, 2019 – Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, is proud to announce the cryptographic module within its GO vehicle tracking device has been awarded FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with certificate #3371. As the first telematics company to achieve this standard, Geotab joins the ranks of the world’s most trusted brands, demonstrating its commitment to ensuring the security, privacy, and integrity of its customers over the long term.
Administered by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), which is jointly operated by NIST and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of Canada, FIPS 140-2 validation is the benchmark for cryptographic modules protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems for U.S. Government, Canadian Government, and Military use.
“We are extremely pleased to have met the most stringent standard set forth by the U.S. and Canadian Governments,” said Geotab founder and CEO Neil Cawse. “As a catalyst in equipping both public and private sector fleets with the world’s leading telematics technologies, we take pride in offering optimal security and quality. Now, every Geotab customer—from organizations in tightly regulated industries to federal agencies and contractors—can be assured that their data is protected using military-grade encryption validated by the U.S. and Canadian Governments.”
Geotab manages the entire technology stack from the in-cab hardware and embedded firmware used to encrypt and transmit data, to the secure server-side hosting and software applications. With security at the forefront of Geotab’s innovations, rigorous organizational data security measures are embedded in each solution through meticulous data collection, transmission, and storage encryption that meet industry best practices in cyber security.
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