CIS Secure gets approval for Cisco 8865 video VoIP phone

CIS Secure Computing, Inc. (CIS) has announced an industry-first TSG type acceptance of a modified Cisco 8865 HD video-enabled VoIP phone (models DTD-8865-01/02), the company said.

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 Ethernet capabilities.

Not restricted to government-only use, TSG-approved products are available to commercial clients where protecting sensitive information, trade secrets and proprietary data is paramount.

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. 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.