|[April 04, 2018]
CIS Secure Receives Industry-First TSG Approval for Cisco 8865 Video VoIP Phone
CIS Secure Computing, Inc. (CIS) today announced an industry-first TSG
type acceptance of a modified Cisco (News - Alert) 8865 HD video-enabled VoIP phone
(models DTD-8865-01/02). Approved by the National Telecommunications
Security Working Group (NTSWG), the CIS-modified Cisco 8865 phone is the
world's first video-enabled VoIP phone with TSG security.
Defined by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), the TSG
type-acceptance program requires all telephones used in sensitive
discussion areas to be physically incapable of producing any microphonic
audio or intelligible video on any wires leaving the instrument while it
is in an on-hook state. Any unmodified VoIP telephone can present
eavesdropping vulnerabilities inherent in their architecture and
"Cybersecurity efforts are increasingly focused on insider threats,"
said John Turner, Chief Technology Officer for CIS. "These phones reduce
outside and inside threats and are required by policy for Government
departments, agencies and contractors."
Not restricted to governmen-only use, TSG-approved products are
available to commercial clients where protecting sensitive information,
trade secrets and proprietary data is paramount. "CIS has provided TSG
phones to private sector customers in the financial industry, for
example," Turner added. "Voice and video technologies are attractive
targets for industrial espionage."
The DTD-8865 approved versions of the Cisco 8865 also address the
migration to converged infrastructures where voice and video meet in
what industry deems Unified Communications (News - Alert). The CIS-approved products
support 1GB data rates over standard copper Ethernet supporting
higher-speed network access at the desktop.
"CIS has developed patent pending technology that allows our
TSG-modified devices to pass the stringent TSG Class A requirements
using standard copper Ethernet interfaces at the high-speed data rates
users now expect," Turner said.
CIS is the worldwide market leader for TSG-approved VoIP instruments and
devices, including conference phones and USB solutions for soft phone
applications like Jabber and Skype (News - Alert). Located in Dulles, Virginia, CIS
Secure Computing/CIS Labs, Inc. is a leading provider of TEMPEST, TSG,
and modified COTS solutions for the U.S. Government and other entities.
CIS Secure Computing is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer and CIS Labs
is an NSA Certified TEMPEST Manufacturer and Test facility.
For more information, visit www.cissecure.com.
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