The phone, the SecuGATE LV1 snom edition, will be demonstrated at the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany the week of March 10–14 and will be available worldwide later this year.
The first snom phone to employ the security feature will be the snom 760, an executive-level phone with a color display, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB ports, HD audio and 16 multifunction keys.
Secusmart’s technology uses an encrypted security card, inserted into a slot on the phone that prohibits voice traffic from being hacked and intercepted. This adds a layer of protection that is crucial to governments and enterprises looking to safeguard their most valuable asset: company data.
“It’s important to safeguard enterprise voice communications at all levels and on all devices,” says Snom Technology CEO Dr. Michael Knieling. “This solution ensures that voice data is secure from hackers.”
Secusmart is known for its SecuSUITE technology, which is used to secure the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“We have been protecting all mobile communication in German government ministries from eavesdropping, and now we are expanding our focus to landline communication,” says Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, managing director of Secusmart. “Our common goal is anti-tapping protection. Security consistency ranks as a top IT concern. That’s why enterprises go to great lengths to protect their data from breaches and intrusions.”