Watchdata, a company that develops data security and smart card technology solutions, announces that Watchdata-FIPS-TimeCOS® Hardware Cryptographic Library Cryptographic Algorithm has been tested and validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as conforming to the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).

The successful validation results are published on NIST’s official website on April 20, 2011. The validation numbers, product information and manufacturer’s information can be obtained from the CAVP’s official website’s validation list:

With its cryptographic algorithms validated by the CAVP, Watchdata proves that Watchdata-FIPS-TimeCOS® Hardware Cryptographic Library cryptographic modulepossesses a very high level of security. Hence, Watchdata is able to provide domestic and international clients with more secure, reliable and trusted computing products by using their cryptographic modules to conduct product developments.

Mr. Larry Lin, Watchdata Product Director of Trustworthy Computing and Security Payment said: “This successful validation is a strong demonstration to our commitment and dedication to improve our products’ security level. As a world leader in the smart card industry, Watchdata firmly believes that the key to enhance the market competitiveness is to continue to innovate and produce outstanding products.”

The implemented algorithms of Watchdata-FIPS-TimeCOS® Hardware Cryptographic Library and their validation numbers are as follows:

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