NSA certifies General Dynamics' VOIP phone

The National Security Agency has certified that General Dynamics' voice-over-IP phone protects classified voice conversations carried on IP networks at the top-secret level and below, the C4 Systems unit of General Dynamics announced recently.

The company's Sectera vIPer Phone complies with the federal government's Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) and works with other SCIP-compliant phones such as Secure Terminal Equipment in addition to Sectera phones and terminals. The vIPer phone must be used with the proper VOIP gateway to interoperate with other SCIP devices, the company said.

The vIPer phone is compatible with the Skinny Client Control Protocol developed by Cisco Systems and in the future will support the Session Initiation Protocol, according to General Dynamics. The U.S. military and the federal government commonly use SCCP and SIP to configure their VOIP networks, and IP phones must support both protocols to provide secure end-to-end communications.


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