Cisco's CallManager 4.1 IP telephony system extends voice media and signaling encryption support for the 7940G and 7960G Cisco IP phones

October 25, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems®(Nasdaq:CSCO - News) today announced new security features for its IP Communications system that enhance voice privacy and further the company's standing as the world's leading provider of secure IP Communications solutions.

The new and currently shipping Cisco CallManager 4.1 IP telephony system extends voice media and signaling encryption support for new 7940G and 7960G Cisco IP phones and over 2.5 million installed Cisco 7940G and 7960G IP phones. Media encryption helps to ensure the security and privacy of telephone conversations and signaling encryption protects against tampering with telephone signaling packets. Cisco CallManager 4.1 now also interoperates with a wide range of Cisco Media Gateways, including the Integrated Services Router line, to provide voice media and signaling encryption support.

"The addition of media encryption support for the Cisco 7960G and 7940G Cisco IP phones and media gateways will provide us with a high level of privacy assurance for our voice traffic and additional investment protection for the 3,000 plus Cisco IP phones we have deployed around the world," said Kevin Wetzel, director of Global Operation Services for H.B. Fuller Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemical products. H.B. Fuller, which switched from private branch exchange (PBX) equipment in 2002 to a Cisco IP Communications system, is currently planning to upgrade their offices in 20 countries to Cisco CallManager 4.1. The company will also be deploying CallManager 4.1 in an additional eight countries in 2005.

Media encryption support for Cisco Media Gateways complements the strong Voice over Virtual Private Network (V3PN) and threat defense security capabilities these platforms already offer. Media encryption on media gateways enhances voice privacy on Cisco IP phones in remote offices and provides more secure connectivity to legacy devices, including digital telephones and fax machines. In addition, Cisco is also announcing secure private messaging for Cisco Unity(TM) , an industry-first encrypted messaging feature that protects the contents of voice messages.

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