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

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Control Statement

  1. Employ only government off-the-shelf or commercial off-the-shelf information assurance and information assurance-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. Ensure that these products have been evaluated and/or validated by NSA or in accordance with NSA-approved procedures.

Supplemental Guidance

Commercial off-the-shelf IA or IA-enabled information technology products used to protect classified information by cryptographic means may be required to use NSA-approved key management. See NSA CSFC.