Nefsis® Announces the Only FIPS 140-2 Compliant
Web & Multipoint Video Conferencing Solution
New on-premise, Dedicated Server Edition provides additional
access, routing, and security controls for government customers
San Diego, California — September 29, 2009 — Nefsis®
announced today the first shipments of Nefsis web and video
conferencing, Dedicated Server Edition. Nefsis simplifies the video
conferencing process through the use of ordinary desktop PCs,
off-the-shelf video peripherals, and general office Internet access. The
new Dedicated Server Edition is a customer-premise, installed software
product that provides additional security controls as required by FIPS
140-2. Government IT organizations that are attracted to the travel
reduction, green computing, and teamwork benefits of online meetings,
can now take advantage of these benefits while adhering to FIPS security
polices, where mandated.
The Nefsis Dedicated Server Edition is a managed server that provides
a secure online meeting environment, including the functionality
normally provided by a multichannel unit (video MCU or MUX) in
room-based systems. The Dedicated Server Edition also provides more
site-specific controls than generic online meeting services, such as
server physical access restrictions, custom network routes, the use of
customer-provided certificates, plus options for signing and encryption
key lengths and algorithms.
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) govern
non-military U.S. government agencies and their contractors; and
FIPS 140 covers communications and cryptographic requirements.
FIPS 140-2 compliance has not been widely available among web and
video conferencing products. FIPS requires that certificates and message
authentication code meet federal standards, and mandates strong ciphers,
AES, 3DES and SHA hashes, and exclusively TLS connections, among other
restrictions. These technical requirements have limited availability
among web and video conferencing products that are more widely deployed
throughout organizations, or used over the Internet.
Now, the Nefsis Dedicated Server Edition delivers all these options
so customers can enjoy high-quality,
video conferencing across desktops, conference rooms and executive
boardrooms — anywhere PCs and network access are available. In addition,
Nefsis is broadly compatible with off-the-shelf video peripherals, which can
significantly lower the cost of a video conferencing installation.
"In our product category, FIPS compliance
was typically limited to room-based, hardware-only systems, but not anymore,"
said Tom Toperczer, VP Marketing, Nefsis. "Besides delivering FIPS compliance
in a more affordable solution, Nefsis expands the reach of secure
web and video conferencing beyond the boardroom to most desktop
PCs," he added.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a next generation web
and video conferencing software and online service solution designed for
effortless, corporate and government online meetings. Nefsis multi-core,
parallel processing technology accelerates desktop sharing and
multipoint video, connecting employees, customers and business partners
anywhere they have Internet access. For more information, please browse
the Nefsis website or call (858) 715-0970.
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