Certicom Corporation announces it has earned FIPS 140-2 validation for the Java version of Security Builder GSE. A Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) validation assures users that a given technology has passed rigorous testing as set out by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST). Certicom offers FIPS 140-2 validated security modules in both Java and C programming languages that also meet the National Security Agency's set of security recommendations known as Suite B. By using the Certicom Security Architecture, application developers and device manufacturers can add government-approved security to their products without undergoing the time-consuming and costly Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) process. Security Builder GSE acts as a software-based cryptographic provider within the Certicom® Security Architecture a modular and portable platform designed to allow developers to quickly and cost-effectively embed security into applications, and across multiple families and generations of devices. The modular architecture allows the higher level toolkits, SSL, IPSec and PKI to utilize the Security Builder GSE module in FIPS mode. A common application programming interface (API) unifies Certicom's modules to create a plug-and-play security architecture.