TANDBERG Provides Highest Level of Embedded Encryption Security for Videoconferencing.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2002
-- U.S. Government-Approved AES Security Available on all TANDBERG
TANDBERG, a global provider of collaborative communication solutions and the first videoconferencing vendor to provide embedded standards-based encryption in its software, today further strengthened its commitment to addressing customers' security concerns. TANDBERG has long taken a leadership role in industry efforts to ensure the secure transmission of audio, video and electronic data during a videoconference on public networks. TANDBERG's new B5 software release provides customers with the highest level of available standards-based encryption across its entire portfolio of products. In the first quarter of 2003, this will include Advanced Encryption Standard (cryptography, algorithm) Advanced Encryption Standard - (AES) The NIST's replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES. (AES) security for multipoint videoconferencing on the TANDBERG MCU (1) (MicroController Unit) A computer on a single chip. See microcontroller.
(2) (Multipoint Control Unit) A device that is used to moderate a videoconference of three or more end points (users at computers or groups of users .
"As we grow the collaborative communication market, and more organizations are adopting videoconferencing as a business tool, we are seeing a growing concern and interest in the area of security," said Andrew Miller Andrew Miller is the name of:
Customers' primary concerns related to videoconferencing security are to protect the content of their calls and to control access to their equipment. In order to protect the content of customers' calls, TANDBERG provides:
-- 56-bit DES embedded SecureConference(TF) encryption on IP and ISDN; -- Optional 128-bit embedded SecureConference(TF) AES encryption on ISDN; -- An appliance-based (non-PC) codec architecture, eliminating security issues associated with upload of presentation material.
In order to help customers control access to their equipment, TANDBERG provides:
-- Codec access control that allows disabling of FTP FTP
in full file transfer protocol
Internet protocol that allows a computer to send files to or receive files from another computer. Like many Internet resources, FTP works by means of a client-server architecture; the user runs client software to connect to , HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. , SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc.
-- "Do not Disturb Do not disturb usually referes to a status where the subject prefers to be left in solitary.
It can also mean the following:
-- Password protection for system and information access.
TANDBERG encryption is embedded to avoid audio/video quality degradation and delays experienced with external, third party solutions. The embedded approach means that encryption is easily controlled by the administrator, is easy to install and is less expensive for customers.
Like all TANDBERG features, encryption is standards-based to ensure interoperability between systems. Unlike some other encryption solutions, there is no loss of functionality during an encrypted call. Both IP and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. calls between systems with the new software are automatically encrypted, without users having to activate the function or enter any encryption keys. Calls to systems without the encryption software will be unaffected.
For more information on TANDBERG security, please visit www.tandberg.net.
TF - TANDBERG Firsts - indicates TANDBERG was first to introduce the feature to the videoconferencing market.
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of collaborative communication solutions. The company designs, develops and manufactures videoconferencing systems and video management software. TANDBERG's Architecture for the Collaborative-Communications Enterprise (ACE) - the industry's first solution architecture that embraces open standards, promotes multi-vendor interoperability, and leverages existing network infrastructure - allows customers to develop strategic, comprehensive and fully integrated Web, voice and video collaborative solutions. The Company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 60 countries worldwide. With dual headquarters in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of and Norway, the Company has major offices in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Canada, China and Japan. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange Oslo Stock Exchange
An exchange founded in 1819 and trading stocks, bonds, and stock options that is considered the options market of Norway. under the ticker TAA TAA - Track Average Amplitude .