Digi Passport receives NIST FIPS 140-2 certification

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2009) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that it has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 security certification for the Digi Passport console server from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This stringent third-party security certification makes the Digi Passport ideal for data center management in government, healthcare, financial and other regulated industries.

“FIPS certification is accepted globally as one of the most trusted security validations,” said Steve Mazur, director of government sales, Digi International. “Many U.S. government agencies can only purchase security products that have received FIPS 140-2 certification, and other regulated industries also require it. This certification greatly expands the markets in which the Digi Passport can be used.”

“The FIPS 140-2 validation process is a time consuming and complex task,” said Eugene Polulyakh, technical manager of Aspect Labs, a third-party government accredited FIPS testing lab. “Companies that achieve FIPS 140-2 certification must meet numerous stringent security requirements as defined by the NIST. Customers using FIPS 140-2 certified products can be confident they have chosen a technology that was independently tested to ensure compliance with advanced cryptographic and security standards.”

The Digi Passport console server is a powerful data center management device that combines console management, IPMI and remote KVM functionality in one box. Designed to reduce workload on data center managers, the Digi Passport provides secure remote access for computer systems and network equipment. It supports serial console connections, service processor connections to the leading server vendors, as well as SMASH extensions to network-based access protocols. Capable of communicating with virtually any server or device, the Digi Passport is ideal for cross-platform equipment support.

To further support government agencies, Digi also launched The Website offers product information, application descriptions and technical resources specifically for government agencies.

The Digi Passport is available now in FIPS mode in four, eight, 16, 32 and 48 port models. For more information, please visit