Mirantis has received a new certificate of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation covering the encryption modules for Mirantis Container Runtime, Mirantis Kubernetes Engine and the k0s Kubernetes distribution, assuring customers high levels of security for cloud-native deployments.

By completing the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Mirantis ensures that its products are eligible to be procured by U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, as well as for use in regulated industries such as utilities, finance, telecommunications, and healthcare. Mirantis said it has strong expertise in these industry verticals and will be able to continue to provide software and services and expand on future opportunities for growth.

While Mirantis Container Runtime was previously FIPS compliant, the new validation also includes Mirantis Kubernetes Engine and k0s to provide broader compliance within the company’s product portfolio.

More than $97 billion of government-wide IT spending is budgeted for 2022, all of which is gated by compliance initiatives like FIPS.

Mirantis has partnered with SafeLogic to provide expert guidance and experience as well as ongoing support to ensure that the cryptographic modules included with its products meet the highest standards. The FIPS 140-2 validation was granted after proving conformance with the 11 Derived Test Requirements that must be met.

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