Section 508

Dell invests significant resources in ensuring that our solutions and products comply with existing government certifications and mandates.

A Dell security and compliance architect assesses the security capabilities of all our products using a detailed checklist. The architect cross-references those capabilities to the categories specified by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in publication 800-53. These internal assessments are available upon request to customers who wish to review the security capabilities of a product. Publication 800-53 serves as the basis for most FISMA controls, meaning Dell’s product capabilities also map to FISMA requirements.

 Dell has a long history of working with federal agencies, and it is committed to achieving working government security standards—including the requirements of, FIPS Publications 140/201, FISMA, and other information assurance processes. Dell uses technologies that comply with FIPS 140-2 to protect data and limit system access. It provides documentation to help agencies determine if products meet their unique security requirements, and assists agency efforts to perform Certification & Accreditation (C & A) of Dell Software solutions.

Some of Dell’s products have received Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) certifications. Others are certified under the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). Additionally, Dell’s R&D organization uses NIST-certified Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) vulnerability scanning and certification technologies.

Compliance is an ongoing effort in a changing landscape. We commit to staying as current as possible with our certifications so that your organization can confidently leverage our solutions to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.