Siemens Enterprise Communications, provider of end-to-end enterprise communication solutions using open, standards-based apps, announced in a press release that its OpenScape Voice V6 was approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a private branch exchange (PBX (News - Alert)).
The certification was issued by the Joint Information Test Command (JITC) Global Information Grid Network Test Facility at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
OpenScape Voice V6 was also added to DoD’s Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL).
According to Siemens (News - Alert), OpenScape Voice is a carrier-grade, native SIP-based soft-switch offering comprehensive voice features anywhere the IP network goes. As an OpenScape UC Sever-based voice application, fully integrated with a complete unified communications solution, it is scalable from 300 to 100,000 users on a single system.
OpenScape Voice is ideal for large-scale enterprise networks and service providers, has carrier-grade reliability and includes standard IT virtualization and management options.
The certification was awarded on January 26, 2012, according to a press release. The certification was based on both Information Assurance (security) and Interoperability Testing.
Siemens officials said the security testing was performed by Defense Information System Agency (DISA)-led Information Assurance teams. The Interoperability Testing was conducted by the Joint Information Test Command (JITC) Global Information (News - Alert) Grid Network Test Facility at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
In order to attain certification, Siemens had to deploy dual-stack IPv4/IPv6, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-protected interfaces and advanced endpoint encryption modules for the company's OpenStage telephones, critical to cloud service partners and their customers in the U.S. Government.
Apart from OpenScape Voice V6, the HiPath 4000 and five series of data infrastructure switches from Enterasys – a sister company of Siemens Enterprise Communications (News - Alert) – have also earned JITC certification.
The company recently implemented several network security appliances from Fortinet (News - Alert) to secure its OpenScape Cloud Services. In this regard, the company installed multiple FortiGate-1240B network security appliances to protect its cloud communications services.
Edited by Braden Becker