Using the GD Sectéra® vIPer™ Secure Phone for Type-1 NSA ACC-Compliant Gateways

May 15, 2023

Sectera Wireline Terminal (SWT) Replacement

When the NSA released updated Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities (ACC) requirements, many existing solutions for red/black networks using a Type 1 gateway device or a Type 1 conferencing solution were effectively rendered end of support. This left many organizations searching for an updated solution or left to engineer their own ACC compliant system.

One such device rendered EOS was the General Dynamics’ Sectéra® Wireline Terminal (SWT).  This also left the REDCOM SWT-R virtually EOS. Until now, only IP Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) were available, which neglected non-IP networks.

The Solution: REDCOM Secure Voice Gateway

REDCOM’s Secure Voice Gateway uses the REDCOM SVG-1200 and General Dynamic’s Sectéra® vIPer™ devices to create a new ACC-compliant integrated solution for Type 1 secure voice gateways while connecting new and legacy SCIP secure voice devices.

The REDCOM Secure Voice Gateway delivers the essential routing functionality to generate secure conference calls while the NSA certified Sectéra vIPer Secure Phone provides Type 1 encryption and SCIP interoperability to protect sensitive voice calls classified Top Secret and below.

With the REDCOM SVG-1200 up to twelve standard production General Dynamics Sectéra® vIPer™ devices can be added to act as voice encryptors for TDM or SIP voice networks. If more than twelve secure talk paths are required, multiple SVG-1200 units may be networked together.

SVG 1200

The encryptors allow any SVG-1200 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 SVG-1200 and GD vIPer encryptors. This solution will enable agencies to continue Type 1 secure conferencing while including all the power of REDCOM’s flagship Sigma platform.

Click here to download the SVG-1200 datasheet.

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