SOURCE: Network Equipment Technologies

Network Equipment Technologies

February 27, 2012 08:30 ET

Network Equipment Technologies' NX1000 Added to DISA Approved Products List

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - NET Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that its NX1000 multiservice access platform has been tested and certified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for interoperability with Defense Department networks and has been added to the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL). Unified Capabilities are the integration of voice, video, and/or data services delivered ubiquitously across a secure and highly available network infrastructure, independent of technology, to provide increased mission effectiveness to the warfighter and business communities.

This certification allows the NX1000 to be deployed by the various military services to carry converged mission critical, real-time services such as voice, video and data communications. The Unified Capabilities Approved Product List certification process ensures products are capable of meeting the demanding security requirements to connect to the Defense Information Systems Network and open standards-based interoperability with Defense Department Networks.

Concurrent with the certification of the NX1000, the Promina Series 400 and 800 platforms were updated with a new release of software, R4.5.3, as well as several newly introduced voice and data cards and approved for inclusion on the UC APL. A new NET voice module, the Network Voice Exchange (NVX) PrimeVoice Secure Enhanced (PVS-E), was included in these tests. The NVX/PVS-E is an "all-in-one" voice card, combining echo cancellation, compression and secure voice relay services on one card and replacing up to 13 legacy Promina voice cards. The High Density Data (HDD4) module combines serial data rates supported by three legacy data cards into one data module with four ports; the High Density T1/E1 (HD-T1E1) provides four configurable T1 or E1 ports that are used as clear-channel transport. The new modules are compatible with both the NX1000 and the Promina Series platforms.

The NX1000 interoperates with Promina nodes in a network to provide a bridge across an IP backbone for data, voice and video services using Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet (SAToP) protocol. This certification provides assurance to NET's government customers that the product has the interoperability and the security to support their legacy circuit-based network applications while also delivering the capability to transport these services over an IPv4 or IPv6/MPLS core.

"We are very pleased to have received APL certification," remarked John Winters, VP of NET Federal Sales. "Completion of these certifications and being listed on DISA's Approved Products List assures our Government customers that our communication equipment will meet the strenuous requirements of their mission critical applications. Obtaining the JITC certification is not only essential for deployments requiring connectivity to the Defense Switched Network, but also demonstrates our commitment to the comprehensive information assurance requirements of DoD which is critical in today's cyber environments. The NX1000 offers advanced circuit networking in a space saving package. The space, weight and power savings (SWAP) over legacy equipment along with its ability to bridge TDM and IP networks make it a natural step forward for our customers."

In recognition of our APL Certification, NET Federal has announced that it will provide an extended warranty program with every new NX1000 purchased between now and September 30, 2012. Instead of the standard 90 day TAC, 1 year Parts warranty, NET Federal is offering 2 years of TAC, Software Updates and Parts Repair for each NX1000 purchased. "This extended warranty program will make the purchase of an NX1000 to replace or supplement existing Promina Nodes a very cost effective decision for our customers," said Winters.

About Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET) delivers high performance networking equipment optimized for real-time communications. For more than a quarter of a century, NET has delivered solutions for multi-service networks requiring high degrees of versatility, security and performance. Today, the company is focused on providing secure real-time communications for unified communications (UC), SIP trunking, enterprise mobility, and IP-based multi-service networking. NET is headquartered in Fremont, CA and has 14 offices worldwide including the U.S., the U.K., France, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. The company sells its solutions to enterprise and government customers through a direct sales force and an international network of resellers and distributors. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.net.com.

About NET Federal: Mission-enabling products. Forward-thinking solutions.
Since 1983, NET Federal, a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc., has provided innovative, problem-solving, networking solutions for mission-critical government applications. Today, NET's solution oriented products help government customers of NET Federal to solve real-time problems for today's complex network environments. Our VX Series products are JITC Certified as Deployed Network Elements, providing unmatched bandwidth efficiencies over the WAN, enabling use of the latest VoIP technologies even over extremely constrained networks. Our NX1000 platform provides automated bandwidth management of independent legacy services for reliable transport over IP while maintaining investments in TDM infrastructure, all in a fraction of the rack-space previously needed. Our UX Series of next-generation Session Mediation Platforms helps to complete the migration of real-time services to the IP core, with a purpose-built communications hardware platform creating the basis for gateway, edge and session border control, secure SIP trunking, and pseudo wire transport solutions for voice, messaging, video and real-time data. NET Federal's Global Services Organization provides 24x7 TAC and Support Solutions for mission-ready and mission-duration peace of mind. NET Federal -- enabling a worldwide mission in real time.

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