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LifeSize Expands Commitment to Federal Customers with Support for Government Security and Interoperability Standards and Government Procurement Vehicle

July 21, 2009 | Chris Payatagool

Thumbnail image for lifesize_logo.jpgLifeSize HD Video Communications Awarded FIPS 140-2 In Process Listing, Validated IPv6 Network Interoperability and Scheduled JITC Certification for Government Communications; Awarded GSA Contract Simplifying Government Buying

AUSTIN, Texas -- LifeSize Communications, Inc., the global leader in high definition video communications, today announced comprehensive support for government security and interoperability standards, expanding the scope of Federal Government network installations on which LifeSize HD video communications systems can be deployed. LifeSize also has been awarded a United States General Services Administration (GSA) contract, enabling the company to do business directly with the Federal Government through the GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70.

Among LifeSize's new security credentials, the LifeSize Cryptographic Security Kernel has been placed on the In Process Listing for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. Additionally, LifeSize has been validated by an independent lab to meet the Federal mandates for IPv6 interoperability on government agency networks, and also has been placed on the Department of Defense's (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) for Video Conferencing equipment testing schedule to obtain an interoperability and information assurance certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).

Having been recently awarded its own GSA contract, LifeSize now provides government agencies an additional procurement vehicle for LifeSize HD solutions. A global corporation, LifeSize is US-founded, owned and operated, with manufacturing operations in the United States and Malaysia, meeting the requirements for GSA contracts.

"HD video communications is a critical component to insuring globally dispersed government teams maintain effective, timely communications," said Craig Malloy, CEO and founder, LifeSize Communications, Inc. "LifeSize is fully committed to delivering best in class HD collaboration solutions to our government customers. We are pleased to extend the accessibility of our solutions to more organizations throughout the Federal government, in support of agency objectives and mandates."

LifeSize offers government customers a complete portfolio of secure, interoperable HD video communications solutions that deliver up to Full HD 1080p video communications and the robust features necessary to support continuity of operations, command and control, and emergency preparedness and response. With the ability to provide HD video communications under 1Mbps, as well as the highest resolution available at any bandwidth, LifeSize systems enable government agencies to cost-effectively deploy HD video communications, keeping remote agencies and teams connected face-to-face.

"Our support for the stringent FIPS 140-2, IPv6 and JITC certification enables more civilian and DoD agencies to benefit from the superior HD video communications experience," said Adam Taylor, executive vice president of sales and customer services at LifeSize Communications.

"Government agencies already rely on LifeSize systems and securing the GSA Schedule contract enables us to provide an even higher level of service to Federal customers, not to mention opens the door to additional, large-scale government deployments."

LifeSize partnered with industry experts Corsec Security, Inc., to provide certification consulting for the FIPS 140-2 standard, and with Command Information to deliver testing and validation for IPv6 network interoperability.

Specific information including certification numbers for the tested algorithms and LifeSize GSA schedule contract information can be found on www.lifesize.com/government.

About LifeSize Communications

LifeSize Communications, Inc. is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded and Headquartered in Austin, Texas by industry veterans, LifeSize's award winning solutions combine superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners reaching more than 80 countries.

 







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