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Raytheon Insider Threat Solution Receives Federal Validation

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 20, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Linux cryptographic module embedded in its government insider threat solution has been awarded federal validation.

With the approval of the new module, the entire Raytheon SureViewTM product is now Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 compliant. Such compliance is required by the U.S. federal government to ensure that information systems using cryptography are secure.

"The accreditation of the FIPS Linux cryptographic module certifies that Raytheon's industry-leading enterprise monitoring and investigation tools are fully compliant with the highest security standards," said Steve Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions at Raytheon. "This certification meets Department of Defense regulations for cryptographic modules for certain information assurance applications. Achieving this certification aligns with Raytheon's ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the best security, assurance and dependability."

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program, operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2. It applies to federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems.

To expedite the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Raytheon partnered with Corsec Security, Inc., a consulting company with more than 11 years of validation experience.

"Corsec is proud to have worked with Raytheon on this intensive effort," said Matthew Appler, CEO and co-founder of Corsec Security. "Achieving this government security validation exemplifies Raytheon's dedication and commitment to providing its customers with proven third-party assurance."

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for its customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide. 

    Keith Little

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