Tone Commander has introduced the industry’s first TSG-6 SIP-compliant phone. In addition, it announced that the National Telecommunications Security Working Group (NTSWG) has approved the device for government and military use.
The NTSWG, formerly known as the Telecommunications Security Group (TSG), is a Joint Working Group of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), which was established under EO 13231 to protect National Security Systems. The TSG issued “standards” as the primary technical and policy resource for all aspects of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Program within the U.S. Intelligence Community. TSG Standard 6 (Updated January 2005) is a compilation of TSG-approved telephone security equipment. These items have been specifically evaluated by the NTSWG for security effectiveness.
The 7810 TSG-6 IP phone enables integration wherever IP networks are available and provides security and encryption options for customers who require ultra-secure communications. For example, it offers RTP voice encryption (AES-128) and TLS signaling encryption included in FIPS 140-2 approved algorithms. It also offers DoD features specified in DISN RTS GSR (Defense Information Systems Network, Real Time Services, Generic Systems Requirements) as well as multilevel precedence and preemption, providing barge-in capabilities for high-priority calls.
The Tone Commander 7810 TSG-6 IP phone is Class-A compliant and can be used in Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) areas without any other equipment for on-hook security. Special positive metallic-disconnect circuitry is built in to guarantee that no unintended microphonic audio signals are produced on any wires leaving the phone. Moreover, additional built-in circuitry completely disconnects the phone from the network when power is removed.
Tone Commander’s 7810 TSG-6 IP phone is priced at $880.50 for retail or $599 for GSA eligible customers.