FIPS 140 and CC enabling?

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FIPS 140 and CC enabling?

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Couple of questions on FIPS.


  1. When you enable FIPS140 on a Palo it wipes the device. Can you just reload your last saved?
  2. Can a FIPS140 enabled device talk to a non-FIPS device over an ipsec tunnel provided the cyphers are compatible?
  3. FIPS disables PAP. System wide? or Just for authentication to the FW? Our Radius doesn't support CHAP.
  4. Anything else that will cause my resume to spontaneously print out?



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

1. You can import your last exported config, but you may need to."fix" incompatible settings left in the old config. The saved configs ON the device are wiped, so make sure to save and export

2. Yes, as long as the remote end supports strong ciphers

3. PAP is disabled system wide

4. Your self signed or imported certificates need rsa2048 or ecdsa256 and SHA256 minimum and HA1 must be encrypted, that's about it I think (and passwords need to be minimum 6 chars long and failed attempts and lockout needs to be configured)

Tom Piens
PANgurus - (co)managed services and consultancy
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