How important is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 cert?

Saqib Ali docbook.xml at
Thu Dec 21 11:25:30 EST 2006

Hello All,

I would like to know how much weight people usually give to the FIPS
140-2 Level 1 certification.

If two products have exactly same feature set, but one is FIPS 140-2
Level 1 certified but cost twice. Would you go for it, considering the
Level 1 is the lowest.


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