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Effects of FIPS compliance

FIPS mode in SmartFTP is controlled by the system security setting either in the Local Security Policy or as part of Group Policy [1]. The following describes the effects in SmartFTP when FIPS mode is enabled:

SSH

The following algorithms are used for SSH: 

Key Exchange: DH, ECDH
Encryption: 3DES (CBC), AES (CBC, CTR)
Signature: ECDSA, RSA, DSA
HMAC: HMAC-SHA1

Depending on the operating system, SmartFTP uses different security packages:

Windows XP/2003: CryptoAPI (CAP) and OpenSSL.
Windows Vista and higher: CryptoAPI, BCrypt, NCrypt, OpenSSL.

FTPS

FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) builds on the Schannel security package. The effects for Schannel are described in [1].

FTP

S/Key: SHA1

File Integrity Check: SHA1, SHA2

File Encryption

AES in CTR mode with a 256-bit key length. 

References

  1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811833/en-us

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