Geotab GO device receives FIPS 140-2 validation

Published on February 21, 2019

World’s connected transportation leader becomes first telematics company to achieve validation for its telematics device

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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Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the cloud and providing data-driven analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab's open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit and follow us @GEOTAB and onLinkedIn.