SA-4(6): Use Of Information Assurance Products

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Control Statement

The organization:

  1. Employs only government off-the-shelf (GOTS) or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled information technology products that compose an NSA-approved solution to protect classified information when the networks used to transmit the information are at a lower classification level than the information being transmitted; and
  2. Ensures that these products have been evaluated and/or validated by NSA or in accordance with NSA-approved procedures.

Supplemental Guidance

COTS IA or IA-enabled information technology products used to protect classified information by cryptographic means may be required to use NSA-approved key management.