US DoD approves Coversant SoapBox software products for military use

6 September 2012 (Last Updated September 6th, 2012 18:30)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has certified Coversant-built SoapBox Server and SoapBox Communicator commercial software products for use in military communication applications following evaluations in Arizona, US.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has certified Coversant-built SoapBox Server and SoapBox Communicator commercial software products for use in military communication applications following evaluations in Arizona, US.

Conducted by the US Army Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), the certification process included a series of rigorous interoperability (IO) and information assurance (IA) tests under real-life conditions.

"The rigorous DoD testing process is another point of validation for our software platform and continues to accelerate our leadership role in next generation of software defined networking (SDN) solutions."

The products, which employ the DoD-mandated eXtensible messaging and presence protocol (XMPP) technology for real-time communication have also been included in the unified capabilities-approved product list (UC APL) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Conservant CEO Jeff Cooke said: "The rigorous DoD testing process is another point of validation for our software platform and continues to accelerate our leadership role in next generation of software defined networking (SDN) solutions."

Conservant founder and CTO Jason Frankel said his company has worked in collaboration with the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) to advance the standardisation of the protocol for the intelligent network.

Powered by a multi-threaded 64-bit system, the SoapBox Server is a highly scalable, XMPP messaging and presence server, designed to allow 250,000 concurrent sessions and more than 120,000 messages a second on a single CPU.

The high throughput is expected to allow for transmission of massive data sets for complex large scale federated deployments for the DoD.

SoapBox Platform is an easy-to-use, mature enterprise XMPP application designed to enable next generation machine to machine (M2M) communication within the intelligent network.