GDC Integrated Media Block Awarded FIPS Validation Certificate

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology’s Integrated Media Block has been officially awarded the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 Level 3 validation certificate. The certification was awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce after a recommendation made by InfoGard Laboratories an accredited Cryptographic Module Testing Laboratory under Lab Code 100432-0 of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program. GDC is the first digital cinema equipment manufacturer to receive such an accolade for IMB and meets DCI security requirement. Obtaining FIPS Level 3 certification means that GDC’s IMB meets the highest level of DCI security requirements for protection against malicious hacking infringement and theft of digital content. FIPS are security standards developed by the NIST covering detailed specifications for physical and mechanical design electronic circuitry software interfaces and computer algorithms. “The FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation entails a rigorous and complex testing process that scrutinizes the security design and implementation ” says Ken Kolstad general manager InfoGard Laboratories. “It is one of the toughest objectives for DCI equipment manufacturers to meet and we congratulate GDC for achieving this significant milestone.” “We are elated to receive this certification which marks an important milestone for GDC ” says Dr. Man-Nang Chong founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “GDC digital cinema servers are designed to comply DCI specifications and the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification signifies that GDC servers offer the highest level of security. I am very proud of my team for working relentlessly to ensure our products remain at the forefront of digital cinema technology.”