BOCA RATON, Fla., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, the Atos brand for communications software and services, today announced its OpenScape Voice platform has been tested for interoperability and information assurance (IA) by the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and recommended for inclusion on the U.S. Department of Defense Approved Products List (APL) by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
This placement means that OpenScape Voice was successfully tested and evaluated against strict interoperability, availability, and cyber security requirements. Unify has long been committed to delivering flexible, reliable and secure solutions that work in any environment, and JITC testing provides an added level of assurance to government and enterprise customers that OpenScape Voice performs to the highest standard.
OpenScape Voice is a carrier-grade enterprise communication solution, scalable up to 100,000 users per system. It delivers superior security capabilities, including Assured Services SIP (AS-SIP), the standard signaling protocol used within the U.S. Department of Defense, and cyber security features as required by the Department of Defense, which are also critical features for public sector, healthcare and financial services customers.
As organizations around the world transition to an IP infrastructure, addressing issues of cyber security and interoperability with existing and other network components is at the forefront of the conversation. Placement on the APL will mitigate those concerns by highlighting that Unify's OpenScape Voice has successfully completed rigorous testing and is capable of supporting mission-critical communications within mixed vendor environments and to the highest security requirements.
"JITC testing is important to Unify, since we remain committed to delivering products that meet the Department of Defense's most stringent requirements to all our public sector customers, as well as those enterprises that require the highest standard of security and interoperability," said Matt Thomas, COO - North America Sales. "We recognize the demand for JITC-tested solutions and the reassurance it can provide to government and private sector customers around the world, and are pleased to have OpenScape Voice included as an approved communications product."
OpenScape Voice was tested for both physical and virtual environments, with five nines availability, the highest possible availability. Additionally, OpenScape Voice was IPv6 placed on the APL with no exceptions. Testing on the OpenScape Voice solution was successfully performed by JITC-led Information Assurance Teams and Defense Information System Agency (DISA) RME revised and approved. The Interoperability Testing was conducted by the JITC Global Information Grid Network Test Facility at Ft. Huachuca, AZ.
Placement on the APL provides assessment results and risk information that mission owning Authorizing Officials (AO) can leverage when authorizing a system for use. Following this testing and placement on the APL, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and enterprises and organizations around the globe can also leverage the results of the testing to ensure that OpenScape Voice offers the interoperability and security they require.
Unify is one of the world's leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group's global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.