Chris Marzilli: State Dept Uses General Dynamics VoIP Phone to ‘Harden’ Comm Net

general-dynamics-logo2The State Department has received its 4,000th General Dynamics-built Sectera vIPer Universal Secure Phone as part of the agency’s efforts replace legacy Secure Terminal Equipment phones and upgrade voice and data communications for government personnel.

General Dynamics C4 Systems designed the Voice over Internet Protocol phones for communication of top-secret and sensitive information and to be interoperable with other government secure phones, Defense Department networks and commercial VoIP phones, the company said Wednesday.

“With a touch of a button, calls can transition from unencrypted to encrypted and secure, immediately ‘hardening’ the communications network from a call’s origin to its destination, from one office to another, or across continents,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

The department received the first Sectera phone in 2007, General Dynamics said.

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