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Sectera Wireline Terminal (SWT) Replacement: REDCOM vIPer-R

December 3, 2019

Sectera Wireline Terminal (SWT) Replacement

In early 2019, the National Security Agency (NSA) declared the General Dynamics’ Sectéra® Wireline Terminal (SWT) End of Support (EOS) due to new Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities (ACC) requirements. This also rendered the REDCOM SWT-R virtually EOS, creating a challenge for agencies that require access to red/black networks using a Type 1 gateway device or a Type 1 conferencing solution.

Until now, only IP Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) were available, which neglected non-IP networks.

The Solution: vIPer-R

REDCOM’s vIPer-R is a new board for the REDCOM HDX built to interface with up to four standard production General Dynamics Sectéra® vIPer™ devices, which act as voice encryptors for TDM or SIP voice networks. This solution should serve as a viable replacement to the SWT and REDCOM SWT-R.

vIPer-R Secure Enclave sectera wireline terminal replacement

The encryptors allow any HDX line, trunk, or conference port to conduct secure voice communications with any SCIP-capable device, such as a SWT, STE, or vIPer. The voice path from the REDCOM system to the external terminal is completely secure.

Existing REDCOM HDX customers with the REDCOM SWT-R board and GD SWT encryptors will be able to replace them with REDCOM’s new vIPer-R board and GD vIPer encryptors. This solution will enable agencies to maintain their REDCOM HDX as a Type 1 secure gateway or secure conferencing system with a minimal investment.

Availability

The vIPer-R board will be available in Q1 2020. Click here for the downloadable vIPer-R datasheet.

Learn More About the vIPer-R

Reach out to REDCOM experts for more information on SWT replacement or any questions you may have for your secure communication needs.