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DMP SCS-VR™ Virtual Network Receiver Earns NIST Validation for Encryption

Software-only receiver now suitable for high security applications

Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) has earned the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) validation for its implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm in the SCS-VR Virtual Network Receiver.  This validation, and the recent UL certification of the SCS-VR, represent landmark advancements for this new category of receiver technology that enable use of the SCS-VR in government, banking, and other high-security applications that require NIST-validated technology. The DMP SCS-1R Network Enabled Receiver previously earned NIST validation.

"There are many challenges to introducing leading edge technology such as virtual receivers," explained Vice President of Sales, Mark NeSmith. "Assisting agencies and authorities in understanding the security industry's future is key to advancing security technology.  The NIST validation not only demonstrates that the SCS-VR Virtual Network Receiver maintains the high level of data security required for Federal security applications, but also that the monitoring industry as a whole is embracing virtual technology and the elimination of receiver farms at their premises."

The SCS-VR is a software-only network service operating as a virtual receiver for IP and Cellular alarm communications. In addition to the recent NIST validation, the SCS-VR is also UL listed. As a software solution, it eliminates the need for receiver hardware and the related rack space, power, cooling, and physical maintenance. The SCS-VR manages all network and cellular alarm signals, supervision, and substitution messages with capacity to monitor up to 20,000 panels.

The SCS-VR adds to previous DMP NIST validations:

#130 XR500E 2004
      #66 iCOM-E 2003

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is part of the US Department of Commerce, responsible for promoting and maintaining various measurement standards.The NIST Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm converts data to an unintelligible form called ciphertext, and then decrypts the ciphertext to convert the data back into its original form. While originally designed for use by the federal government, the 128-bit AES standard is also widely used by commercial and private organizations that need to protect sensitive data.

 For more information on this listing, click on http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cavp/documents/aes/aesval.html (Validation #1440).