The DISA Approved Products List (APL)
When looking for a product, it is crucial to consider the Approved Products List (APL) of a vendor. The APL is the central catalog that DISA uses to approve products and services for use in DoD networks. It is important to note that the APL only includes products that meet the high standards and security requirements required by the DoD.
The UC APL is an important process for ensuring that a product meets the requirements for use on U.S. government networks. The process includes documenting the product’s security features, conducting extensive testing, and ensuring that it meets all Common Criteria standards. A successful listing will increase security and reduce risk while allowing a company to speed up sales.
The UC APL was created in 2011 by the Department of Defense, and it is the agency’s master list of approved products. It has been referred to by various names throughout the years, but the criteria for products to be included are consistent. UC APL-certified products must meet certain requirements that are set out in FIPS 140-2.
The UC APL is not just for the DoD, but also federal agencies in other branches. These agencies know about the vetting process performed by the DoD, and they respect it. In addition, they are able to use FIPS 140-2 standards, which are internationally recognized. Because of this, they can use UC APL certified products with confidence.
UC APL-certified products have been tested by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). They are certified to pass rigorous testing, and must meet IETF and DISA Field Security Office security technical implementation guides. Once certified, the equipment is included on the US Department of Defense’s list of approved products.
The UC APL is administered by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), which certifies products to meet DoD network security requirements. These certifications ensure that products have met all DoD requirements for cybersecurity and interoperability. This list includes only certified products that have passed a rigorous testing process.
Ribbon Communications’ Application Server
Ribbon Communications’ Application Server enables an organisation to modernise its communications capabilities. The server combines secure real-time unified communications technology with enterprise-grade features. Ribbon is recognized for its ability to deliver carrier-grade reliability and to enhance network reliability. The Ribbon Application Server is ideal for DoD and other organizations looking to modernise their legacy communication systems.
The Ribbon Communications Application Server can also connect teams with one another, and the application is Microsoft-certified to deliver direct routing to Microsoft Teams users. It is also one of the few SBC vendors certified to enable Microsoft Phone System Direct Routing, which connects Teams voice calls with the PSTN to connect users securely anywhere in the world. Ribbon’s Application Server has been deployed in organizations across the world, including RazorLine, Team8, and a number of other large enterprises.
Ribbon Communications’ Application Server is a highly scalable and reliable server, providing carrier-grade reliability. It is based on Nortel heritage and offers a comprehensive set of enterprise communications solutions. It leverages Mida’s long-established applications, including IVR, Attendant Console, and Professional Recording Platform.
Ribbon Communications’ Application Server is available as a standalone product or as part of a UCaaS service. The solution is supported by more than 27 million seats and has been deployed by leading enterprises in more than 25 countries. The Ribbon Application Server is also a key enabler of SIP Trunking and Smart Office Clients. It also allows for enhanced network intelligence.
Ribbon Communications’ Application Server is designed to help enterprises and carriers improve the quality of service to their customers. The server enables customers to access and interact with their customers in real-time. In addition, it enables customers to enrich their service offerings through richer user experiences. It can be deployed in the network or on premise, and can be used in a variety of ways, including the cloud.
AtHoc has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to continue providing critical communications for its military members on 96 locations around the world. This contract will enable AtHoc to continue providing its IWSAlerts system to deliver emergency and alert communications to all personnel on the bases. The IWSAlerts system supports multiple sites and is built on a secure private cloud architecture. The system will offer significant efficiencies in deployment, training, and maintenance.
AtHoc’s enterprise-class offerings are available as on-premise, SaaS, and hybrid deployment options. The secure private cloud architecture allows for enterprise-wide deployments. The software can also be adapted to meet the specific alerting requirements of individual groups. As an enterprise-class solution, AtHoc offers significant efficiencies in installation, maintenance, and training.
The AtHoc IWSAlerts system allows organizations to notify all of their stakeholders within fifteen minutes of a critical incident. These alerts can be sent via email, SMS text message, or by telephone. Additionally, users can receive a pop-up notification within the application. During extreme weather conditions, the AtHoc IWSAlerts system is critical for protecting campus personnel and the community.
AtHoc IWSAlerts leverages the existing communications infrastructure at Texas A&M. The application integrates with campus radios, mobile devices, and the telephone infrastructure to deliver emergency alerts to all personnel. The system also offers a library of audio-visual signals for emergency notifications and force protection commands.
The AtHoc IWSAlerts service delivers alerts to Avaya endpoints via DTMF. It also collects DTMF responses for verification. It was designed to work with Avaya MDS and ensure end-to-end interoperability.
AtHoc’s IWSAlers emergency alert system combines enterprise-class mass notification capabilities with a centralized management system. Installations can send emergency alerts to all personnel via network-connected devices in less than a minute. The alerts are targeted and include instructions. AtHoc’s IWSAlerts management system enables centralized management of the entire emergency notification process, including end-user management and emergency scenario management. Moreover, it supports multiple alert delivery systems, which ensures the best possible response time.
AtHoc is a trusted vendor of critical event management systems and is on the StateRAMP list. Its Critical Event Management (CEM) software helps secure 75% of U.S. federal employees and most U.S. government agencies to meet regulatory requirements.
Meraki’s Session Border Controller
A session border controller, or SBC, is a software or hardware device that governs access to network topology at the boundary between a private network and the public internet. It filters calls, manages bandwidth, and protects networks against malware.
SBCs ensure that voice traffic is not overloaded by a limited bandwidth backbone. These devices can be expensive and grow with the size of a business. A small SBC can cost as little as $2000, while enterprise SBCs can cost tens of thousands of dollars.