Lync FIPS 140-2 encryption for Data in Transit Certificate? RRS feed

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  • I work for an organization that has deployed Lync 2013 throughout the enterprise.  We have no need for “Data at Rest” encryption on the servers or clients at this time, but we do have a customer requirement for FIPS 140-2 encryption for “Data in Transit”?  Does Lync provide data in transit encryption utilizing one of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) approved modules by default? If so, have all the traffic types been “Certified” compliant (i.e. Server-to-Server, Client-to-Server, IM, Audio, Video, Desktop Sharing, web conferencing, etc…)?  I’ve read all the technet articles and looked at the following links, but it is not clear to me.  I cannot find the certification number and certificate for the FIPS 140-2 validation for Lync's encryption module on either the Microsoft or NIST websites.



    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:38 PM

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  • Lync Server 2013 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) operate with support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 algorithms if the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems are configured to use the FIPS 140-2 algorithms for system cryptography. To implement FIPS support, you must configure each server running Lync Server 2013 to support it. For details about FIPS-compliant algorithms and how to implement FIPS support, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 811833, "System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing security setting in Windows XP and in later versions of Windows at <linktext xmlns="http://ddue.schemas.microsoft.com/authoring/2003/5">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=3052&kbid=811833</linktext>. For details about FIPS 140-2 support and limitations in Exchange 2010, see "Exchange 2010 SP1 and Support for FIPS Compliant Algorithms" at <linktext xmlns="http://ddue.schemas.microsoft.com/authoring/2003/5">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=205335</linktext>.

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