Secure Audio Conferencing
Secure Audio Conferencing Makes Use of Encrypted Audio
Secure Audio Conferencing refers to conferencing which makes use of encrypted audio. The main advantage being that such conferences are immune from evesdropping. Secure conferencing is typically used by heads of states, battlefield commanders, homeland security personnel, Financial regulators etc – anyone whose communication needs to be kept secure. Typically, in order to conduct such conferences, the conference moderator and the participants need to dial into a secure conference bridge using secure end devices. These devices may be secure landline or IP phones, secure cellular phones/ secure PDAs, and regular desktop phones connected to secure wireline terminals. These are specially made devices that support voice and data encryption based on security keys provided by National Security Agency (NSA). For example, ‘Type 1’ encryption is used for ultra secure calls used in Department of Defense applications. XOP Networks provides a 16 port analog conference bridge that has been certified by Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and can be used in secure audio conferencing applications.
- Support Type 1 Secure Audio conferencing
- Support L3 Communications STE-R and STU-III/R secure voice terminals
- Support General Dynamics Sectera line of secure phones and wireline terminals
- Support Multi-level Precedence and Pre-emption capability
- Support enhanced security features per multiple DISA/DoD STIGs