The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are U.S. government standards for information technology and computer security. The FIPS program is run by the National Institute of Standards (NIST). NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for protection of sensitive data. All products using cryptography in use by civilian and military US federal agencies must comply with FIPS 140. The current FIPS version is 140-2.
Obtaining FIPS 140 validation requires a rigorous testing process by an accredited testing laboratory. The results are then reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) which issues a FIPS 140 validation certificate. Visit the website.
As defined in international standard IEC 60529, The IP Code (International Protection Rating) classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information on durability of products. Kingston devices are also waterproof according to IEC 60529 IPX8 standard.
Kingston devices are tested and certified according to global radio emission standards.