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Polycom HDX Earns Security Certifications

Polycom expanded its visual communications solutions for U.S. federal government applications with the company's first HD telepresence system to feature Joint Interoperability Certification (JITC), validated interoperability with IPv6 networks, and integrated FIPS 140-2 validation.

Polycom expanded its visual communications solutions for U.S. federal government applications with the company's first HD telepresence system to feature Joint Interoperability Certification (JITC), validated interoperability with IPv6 networks, and integrated FIPS 140-2 validation. With these certifications, the Polycom HDX 9000, 8000, and 7000 room telepresence and HDX 4000 personal telepresence solutions meet the U.S. government's security, interoperability, and performance requirements and can be procured through the Department of Defense (DOD) Unified Capability Approved Products List (UCAPL).

Combined with existing and pending security and interoperability certifications for its infrastructure systems, Polycom offers government customers a portfolio of advanced collaborative solutions to support key government initiatives, such as improving information sharing and interagency collaboration, extending command and control capabilities, enabling the war-fighter with enhanced distance learning and training programs, increasing operational effectiveness for critical operations, supporting tele-work and continuity of operations, and facilitating sophisticated and far-reaching telemedicine applications, including tele-psychiatry, tele-radiology, tele-surgery, and tele-dermatology.

"Visual communication is a strategic initiative in many government applications today because it can help transform the way people work and bring enhanced efficiency, speed, and effectiveness to geographically distributed organizations and teams," said Barry Morris, Polycom's vice president of federal sales, in a statement. "Polycom has?a dedicated security office with an extensive certification roadmap in place to integrate federal security requirements across our solutions. [We're] proud to offer customers telepresence systems meeting the combined requirements for JITC, FIPS 140-2, and IPv6 networks."

JITC applies to every DOD IT and National Security System (NSS) and assures that the Combatant Commander, Services, and Agency systems can interoperate securely in a joint, combined, and coalition environment in support of global net-centric war fighting capabilities.

IPv6 offers advantages for communication and collaboration, including support for a larger address space, more advanced security, improved interoperability, and enhanced quality of service.

FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product used in a U.S. government agency network.

Polycom HDX Software Release 2.0.5_J for HDX 9000, 8000, 7000, and 4000 series systems is now available at no additional cost for customers on a current maintenance agreement. Polycom HDX solutions are available worldwide through qualified channel partners with a starting MSRP of $5,999. Polycom HDX solutions have completed testing and are expected to appear on the UCAPL within 30 days.



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