The Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS-140-2) is a standard that defines a set of security requirements for the use of cryptographic modules. Law mandates this standard for the US government agencies and contractors and is also referenced in other international and industry specific standards.

IBM Storage Fusion Backup & Restore service is FIPS compliant. It uses FIPS validated cryptographic modules provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS/CoreOS (RHCOS).