Siemens Enterprise Communications Announces U.S. Department of Defense Certification for OpenScape Voice V6

Mar 20, 2012, 06:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today that the company's OpenScape Voice V6 has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a private branch exchange (PBX) and added to their Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL).

The OpenScape Voice V6 Certification, awarded January 26, 2012, was based on both Information Assurance (security) and Interoperability Testing. The security testing was performed by Defense Information System Agency (DISA)-led Information Assurance teams. The Interoperability Testing was conducted by the Joint Information Test Command (JITC) Global Information Grid Network Test Facility at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.

Achieving certification required Siemens Enterprise Communications to implement dual-stack IPv4/IPv6, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-protected interfaces and advanced endpoint encryption modules for the company's OpenStage telephones. These capabilities are also important to cloud service partners and their customers in the U.S. federal market.

OpenScape Voice V6 joins other innovative products from Siemens Enterprise Communications and its sister company, Enterasys Networks, that have also earned JITC certification. This includes the HiPath 4000 and five series of data infrastructure switches from Enterasys.

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Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or

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