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

November 10, 2020

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 REDCOM’s latest Secure Device Interface board in addition to 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 Secure Device Interface installed in the REDCOM HDX, up to four standard production General Dynamics Sectéra® vIPer™ devices can be added to 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.

ACC Compliant REDCOM Secure Voice Gateway

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 Secure Device Interface 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.

Click here for the downloadable Secure Device Interface datasheet.

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