SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

September 17, 2008 09:15 ET

NET Achieves JITC Certification for Its VX 900 Gateway

VX VoIP Product Gains Access to Defense Information Systems Agency's Approved Product List

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK) today announced the successful completion of Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Interoperability Certification for its VX 900 VoIP Gateway with software release 4.3.5 version 55, for Tactical Network Element (T-NE) and Strategic Network Element (S-NE).

The VX900 is currently used by the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, JCSE, SOCOM and other Joint Commands.

In order to be certified by JITC, the VX 900 had to pass both Interoperability (IO) Certification and Information Assurance (IA) Accreditation. These certifications allow the product to be added to the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Approved Products List.

DISA's JITC certification is required for all voice networking equipment connecting to the U.S. Department of Defense core network. In December 2002 this requirement became law with the signing of Public Law 107-314, PDF SEC 353 (S348/H354).

"NET's products are deployed in many government networks," said Gary Lau, General Manager of NET's Federal Group. "Completion of these certifications, and acceptance on DISA's Approved Products List, assures our clients and government agencies that our communication equipment will perform flawlessly in all their mission critical applications. Obtaining the JITC certifications is not only essential for deployments within the Defense Switched Network, but also for other customers who require secure communications solutions with proven reliability under extreme conditions."

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) has provided voice and data communications equipment for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, interoperability, security and performance. NET's broad family of products are purpose-built for mixed-service, multi-protocol networks; bandwidth-sensitive site communications; high-performance, security-sensitive transmissions; and converged communications. The company's NX Series for network exchange solutions and VX Series for voice exchange solutions enable interoperability and integration with existing networks for seamless migration to secure IP-based voice and data communications. In addition, Quintum, a subsidiary of NET, delivers VoIP access solutions that bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. For more information, visit www.net.com.

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