FIPS-CC Security Functions
When FIPS-CC mode is enabled, the following security functions are enforced on all firewalls and appliances:
- To log in, the browser must be TLS 1.1 (or later) compatible; on a WF-500 appliance, you manage the appliance only through the CLI and you must connect using an SSHv2-compatible client application.
- All passwords must be at least six characters.
- You must ensure that Failed Attempts and Lockout Time (min) are greater than 0 in authentication settings. If an administrator reaches the Failed Attempts threshold, the administrator is locked out for the duration defined in the Lockout Time (min) field.
- You must ensure that the Idle Timeout is greater than 0 in authentication settings. If a login session is idle for more than the specified time, the administrator is automatically logged out.
- The firewall or appliance automatically determines the appropriate level of self-testing and enforces the appropriate level of strength in encryption algorithms and cipher suites.
- Unapproved FIPS-CC algorithms are not decrypted—they are ignored during decryption.
- When configuring an IPSec VPN, the administrator must select a cipher suite option presented to them during the IPSec setup.
- Self-generated and imported certificates must contain public keys that are either RSA 2,048 bits (or more) or ECDSA 256 bits (or more); you must also use a digest of SHA256 or greater.
- Telnet, TFTP, and HTTP management connections are not available.
- High availability (HA) port encryption is required.
- The serial console port in FIPS-CC mode functions as a limited status output port only; CLI access is not available.
- The serial console port on hardware and private-cloud VM-Series firewalls booted into the MRT provides interactive access to the MRT.
- Interactive console access is not supported in the hypervisor environment private-cloud VM-Series firewalls booted into the MRT; you can access the MRT only using SSH.
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