Redline Communications Inc., (TSX:RDL) a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced that the Redline AN-80i Broadband Wireless Infrastructure radio has been placed on the Modules In Process List for the Federal Information Processing Standards MARKHAM, ON, June 29 /CNW/ – Redline Communications Inc., (TSX:RDL) a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced that the Redline AN-80i Broadband Wireless Infrastructure radio has been placed on the Modules In Process List for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. The FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product which will be used in a U.S. government agency network.
"Redline’s broadband wireless products have been deployed by government and military organizations around the world to establish secure, reliable and robust wireless communications networks," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing, Redline Communications Inc. "By meeting the FIPS 140-2 standards, Redline provides its customers with further validation that our products meet the highest standards for wireless encryption security. The FIPS validation will also position Redline’s 4.9 GHz broadband wireless products as an ideal choice for public safety and other municipal, state and federal government applications."
The FIPS 140-2 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by NIST, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2, which applies to Federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140-2 provides stringent third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by a government agency.
The FIPS standard, which is mandated by law in the U.S. and very strictly enforced in Canada, is also currently being reviewed by ISO to become an international standard. FIPS 140-2 is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third party validations of encryption products of all kinds. FIPS 140-2 validation of the Redline AN-80i Wireless Infrastructure Radio will provide users with a high degree of security, assurance, and dependability.
Redline’s Broadband Wireless Infrastructure (BWI) products
Redline offers a full suite of RedCONNEX(TM) point-to-point and RedACCESS(TM) point-to-multipoint BWI solutions. The company’s BWI products, which incorporate Redline’s proven OFDM technology, have been deployed by carriers and other enterprises worldwide to support a range of applications including mobile backhaul, video surveillance, storage and business continuity, premium Internet access, and other voice, video and data services. The BWI products operate in the 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz, and 5.8 GHz bands as well as in the 3.65 GHz WiMAX band and deliver high-speed Ethernet throughput of up to 90Mbps and flexible software defined configurations.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) is the leading provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline’s RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX(TM) products, and its award-winning broadband wireless infrastructure family of products – RedCONNEX(TM) and RedACCESS(TM) – enable service providers and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth services, including voice, video and data communications. Redline is committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of over 170 partners, Redline’s experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks to support advanced communications.
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