Four algorithms implemented in Hifn's 795x and Intelligent Packet Processing (HIPP) security processors - DES, 3DES, SHA-1, and AES - have received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) algorithm conformance certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

FIPS specifies the security requirements of cryptographic technology used by federal agencies. Hifn's validated algorithms will help vendors receive FIPS 140 validation for their products.

Based in Los Gatos, Calif., Hifn makes integrated circuits and software for network infrastructure developers.