Secure sensitive conversations with Jabra’s ASD-certified wireless headsets

September 27th, 2022 - Last updated: June 9th, 2023: 00:00

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Jabra's Engage 65 and Engage 75 DECT wireless headsets have been certified by the Australian Certification Authority (ACA) under the Australian Signal Directorate (ASD), achieving a significant milestone.

They have undergone a thorough evaluation under the Australian government's Common Criteria program and have earned an Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2. These headsets are the only products that meet the stringent security standards of the Common Criteria Certified Products List.

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is a widely accepted standard used by organisations and governments to assess the security and reliability of technology products. These guidelines ensure that information security products meet established security standards for government use. Its importance lies in its ability to assess and certify the security of technology products worldwide.

Obtaining this certification is extremely important because of the alarming increase in cybercrime reports. In the past year alone, these reports have surged to over 76,000, reflecting a 13% increase in the past year.

Both public and private sector businesses recognise the importance of secure communication, particularly when exchanging sensitive data during confidential calls.

It's crucial to address the considerable risks that wireless headsets pose, especially to stakeholders, employees, and customers. There are four significant vulnerability areas that threat actors can exploit: Masquerade, Weak Crypto, Eavesdropping, and Tampering. These strategies can lead to unauthorised access to sensitive information transmitted over communication platforms, which may disrupt business operations.

Jabra's DECT Engage devices have obtained ASD certification, a significant step towards addressing security concerns and providing a secure communication solution for businesses and IT departments.

This certification reflects Jabra's proactive approach to data privacy and security. With this certification, Jabra's devices offer a reliable and safe option for sensitive conversations, making them an excellent choice for anyone who values data security.

Jabra's Engage devices offer the highest level of encryption of any available professional headset, going beyond step C of DECT security.

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Have the freedom of movement while staying connected with wireless connectivity that offers a range of up to 150 meters.
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Enjoy crystal-clear phone conversations with advanced noise-cancelling microphones and enhanced speakers, even when working in a shared office environment.

Jabra’s Engage range provides solid security in three steps – pairing, authentication, and encryption – to improve the protection of wirelessly connected headset calls to a category-leading level.

·          The first step, Pairing, is a physical bonding of the base unit and headset. Jabra has patented ‘physical assisted pairing’ to increase security. When connected and configured appropriately the Jabra-assisted pairing method occurs only when the headset is docked in the base unit, and a secret link-key is then formed when the two pair.

·          At the start of the call, encryption is used to set up secure Authentication between the Engage headset and its base. A link is established using a secret key-link formed in the pairing (without this, the headset and base unit will not work together). This means that a non-paired headset cannot be used with the base unit. The authentication link is also protected by encryption. The better the encryption level, the more secure the established link.

·          In calls the audio signal between the base unit and headset transports data, which is secured via Encryption. The higher the encryption level, the better the protection of data. With Jabra Engage, the encryption link is renewed every minute to make decryption more difficult.

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Set the volume on your headset to your preferred level, and every call will be initiated at the desired sound level for all-day comfort.
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With a single tap, you can answer or reject calls and adjust the volume to your preferred level without any difficulty.

“As business models adjust and adapt to hybrid work, so must our technology,” said David Piggott, Managing Director ANZ at Jabra.

“The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve, and malicious actors continue to advance their techniques. The adoption of cybersecurity infrastructure into business streams and secure technology device counterparts must go hand in hand. Employees are discussing critical information and data as much as they are sharing it across networks, so securing these communication channels is just as important as securing any other infrastructure.”

“Jabra is proud to share our Engage 65 and Engage 75 have been certified by the Australian Signals Directorate, marking these devices as one of the more secure headsets on the market. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with deployable and effective wireless solutions on their premises and for their employees, and now is the time to engage customers with the next level of technology devices that offer patented pairing, 256-bit AES encryption, 128-bit authentication, ASD certified excellence.”

Jabra’s Engage Series wireless headsets offer:

·          Wireless connectivity with a range of up to 150 metres

·          Enables up to 3 times more users in the same office space

·          Advanced noise cancelling microphones and enhanced speakers to deliver clear calls in shared office spaces

·          All-day battery life

·          A busylight that acts as a do-not-disturb sign for colleagues

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