CollabWorx Obtains First Ever U.S. Army DITSCAP ATO Certification for Web-Based Audio/Videoconferencing

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U.S. Army NETCOM issued a Certificate of Networthiness for CollabWorx Secure Real Time Collaboration Suite and Secure Instant Messenger. CollabWorx is the only fully accredited and certified collaboration solution which contains realtime audio and video conferencing solution to achieve ATO status on US Army Networks. Accreditation is valid for 3 years.

CollabWorx announces that its rich media Secure Real-Time Collaboration (SRTC) suite 3.0 is the only Audio/Videoconferencing solution to successfully pass the rigors of the DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) and receive Authority to Operate (ATO).

U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) issued a Certificate of Networthiness for CollabWorx Secure Instant Messenger (SIM) and CollabWorx SRTC 3.0 and a Certificate and Accreditation for Authority to Operate. CollabWorx meets the security requirements for processing and storing Sensitive but Unclassified information in the System High Mode of Operation at Mission Assurance category III. Accreditation is valid for 3 years.

SRTC 3.0 received ATO on the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) network in Ft. Eustis, VA on August 01, 2005. As a result of DITSCAP certification and ATO, authorized Army personnel can securely access anyone within Army Training Support Center's (ATSC) reach wherever there is an Internet connection using only a laptop, webcam and a microphone. ATSC previously contracted with CollabWorx to engineer and implement integration of its SRTC with Microsoft's Sharepoint Portal to achieve advanced contextual collaboration.

"As the only fully accredited and certified audio/videoconferencing solution with DITSCAP approval, CollabWorx is honored to have played a key role in the deployment of the ATSC's visionary TSS Reach initiative. We look forward to the opportunity to support future Army collaboration software extensions and deployments in both training and C&C domains", said Marek Podgorny, CEO of CollabWorx.

SRTC 3.0 strengths include: complete synchronous multipoint collaboration toolset using our patented event-based logic for data sharing; Single Sign On to integrated asynchronous resources; one-click escalation from Instant Messaging to multi-user audio/video and data conferencing; fully transparent end-to-end security eliminating need for Virtual Private Networks; excellent scalability due to the absence of server-based encryption/decryption; automated firewall traversal; superior multipoint video using a fraction of the bandwidth required by competitors' solutions; extensibility allowing added sharing of complex data such as maps, imagery, media viewers, and 3D models; as well as outstanding capability of the software to be embedded in portals, Learning and Content Management Systems and other web applications.

DITSCAP establishes the standard DoD process for certifying and accrediting information systems. DITSCAP applies to the acquisition, operation and sustainment of any DoD system that collects, stores, transmits, or processes information. The DITSCAP process included: risk assessments, an information assurance (IA) implementation plan, testing and validation policies and procedures, and a documentation template for completing DITSCAP at Ft. Eustis, VA. In order to become certified, the complete collaboration system required a detailed documentation of both operational and security requirements using The System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA).

Vulnerabilities and associated risks were identified, assessed and security tested and reviewed. "Other Federal entities can leverage this investment in certifying and accrediting to meet DoD, Army and NIST security regulations. Combined with CollabWorx recent awarding (7/19/05) of a GSA Schedule Contract for professional services and software licenses, other Federal entities can now easily implement collaborative solutions in a cost effective manner," said Bart Winnowicz, VP of Business Development.

Founded in 2000, CollabWorx is a developer of cutting-edge enterprise-class real-time collaboration solutions. With HQ in Syracuse, NY, it sells licenses and professional services under GSA Schedule Contract GS-35F-0743R. Its products are available as hosted services, subscriptions, or perpetual licenses. They are also licensed to OEMs and ASPs, where they either embed into their applications or are provided as a standalone application. CollabWorx provides licenses, reseller agreements, consulting services, and software integration services to independent software vendors, ASPs, and system integrators. The Company's customers include Computer Associates, Sprint, SAIC, CSC, GIST, H-P, C2TI, Raytheon, Progressive Expert Consulting and Metronet, as well as end-users such as NASA, US Army CASCOM and universities.

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