CIS receives TSG approval for Avaya VoIP phone

CIS Secure Computing, Inc.´s modified general-purpose Avaya 9611G VoIP phone (model DTD-9611G-04) has received Class A TSG-type acceptance by the National Telecommunications Security Working Group (NTSWG), the company said.

The company said the phone also has Class B type acceptance and adds TSG-approved instruments, including phones from Cisco and Polygram, which supports customers migrating to IP telephony.

Defined by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), the intent of the NTSWG type-acceptance program is for all telephones used in sensitive discussion areas to be physically incapable of producing microphonic audio on wires leaving the instrument while it is in the idle state. Any unmodified VoIP telephone can present eavesdropping vulnerabilities inherent in their Ethernet capabilities.

Located in Dulles, Virginia, CIS Secure Computing/CIS Labs, Inc. is a provider of TEMPEST, TSG, and modified COTS solutions for the US 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.