New encryption product locks down IP calls

New encryption product locks down IP calls

SecurePhone, an IP telephony encryption product from Information Security Corp. of Deerfield, Ill., secures voice communications from a PC over the Internet or private networks.

The software does full-duplex encryption with strong authentication and comes in two flavors.

SecurePhone Lite is a free download from the company's Web site, at It uses the 40-bit Data Encryption Standard algorithm and a 512-bit key exchange mechanism, and it works over low-bandwidth connections at 3 Kbps.

SecurePhone Pro does Triple DES encryption, elliptic curve cryptography and up to 2,048-bit Diffie-Hellman key exchange encryption. It provides better voice quality with voice compression at 10 Kbps. The Pro software starts at $595 per unit.

Both programs have an address book, speed dial buttons and a customizable interface. They run on any Pentium PC with Microsoft Windows 98, NT or 2000 and 1.5M of free storage. The PC must have a sound card with full-duplex drivers, a microphone, speakers and a headset or handset. A network connection or a 28.8-Kbps or faster modem also is required.

Contact Information Security at 800-203-5563.

About the Author

William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.


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