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Something to bear in mind and probably confirm with McAfee directly first. I pulled up the Fips mode user Guide for ePO 4.6 and at the end in the supported environments it does say "McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.6.0 through 4.6.4" It does not mention ePO 4.6.5 or 4.6.6
yeah! thanks rackroyd, I had noticed that
with the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme Validation Report dated Sept last year, I was somewhat 'hoping' later versions will be using the same encryption modules ( dll's).Given the statement in FIPS certification update: EEPC v7.x and Core Cryptographic Module on 5th April this year. things might be moving ahead. Versioning queries have already been directed to Mcafee anyways.
" While this is beneficial for EEPC customers it only covers the implementation on Windows, not OS/X. There are also other McAfee products which require FIPS certified encryption capabilities. To that end, we have decided that we will create a core cryptographic module which will be shared across multiple products. This new cryptographic module will contain all of the performance improvements from EEPC v7.0 and will first be used in EEPC v7.1.
We are very pleased to announce that McAfee Core Cryptographic Module (user) and McAfee Core Cryptographic Module (kernel) FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules have entered into Block 1 of the validation process and is now officially listed as "Implementation Under Test (IUT)" on the NIST website. We are expecting to complete these validations in Q4 2013. These cryptographic modules are being validated at FIPS 140-2 Level 1 and are common crypto modules for usage across both McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC (Windows and OS/X) and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders. "
If need be I will have to use 4.6.4 until the later version becomes available however, at this stage of the Project, I am more interested in the communities experience of using FIPS