Specify whether to enforce FIPS 140-2 requirements for encryption

Beginning with IBM Spectrum Protect™ Version 8.1.4, you can use the new FIPSMODE server option to specify whether non-Secure Sockets Layer operations utilize cryptographic modules that are compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. By default, FIPS mode is disabled.

The US government publishes FIPS to establish guidelines for computer security and interoperability. To enforce FIPS 140-2 requirements for all operations in your storage environment, set the FIPSMODE and SSLFIPSMODE options to YES.