Belkin Releases Secure Headset Adapter as the Ideal Security Solution for Classified Discussions Held Where Computers Are Present

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Belkin Releases Secure Headset Adapter
as the Ideal Security Solution for Classified
Discussions Held Where Computers Are
Present

Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and
mobile environments, today announced its release of the Belkin Secure Headset Adapter, the
newest in the company's line of award-winning secure products.
New Secure Headset Adapter Is the Only Solution on the Market that Enables Use
of Analog Devices in a Secure Environment to Help Thwart Cyber Attacks and other
Security Breaches


PLAYA VISTA, CA - November 19, 2013 /PressReleasePing/ - Belkin, a trusted leader of
technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today
announced its release of the Belkin Secure Headset Adapter, the newest in the company's
line of award-winning secure products. The adapter is designed to securely connect analog
audio devices to computers in a secure environment with ease and simplicity.

For Internet-connected computers located inside high security zones where classified calls
and meetings take place, using audio devices may cause a security breach if not properly
protected. Such computers are often used with headphones, speakers, or microphones to
enable conference calls. These Internet-connected computers can be compromised by
hackers to remotely enable their microphones or headsets, using them to "listen" in to
surrounding environment.

To avoid these problems, Luis Artiz, director of product management, Business Division,
Belkin International, said that the Belkin Secure Headset Adapter is the only solution available
today that enables the use of analog audio devices in a secure environment. "It is the perfect
security solution where classified discussions are held in an environment where computers
are present," said Artiz. "It should be used whenever analog audio devices are used--in
boardrooms, offices, defense, the military, and other areas where sensitive conversations take

place."

The Belkin Secure Headset Adapter works by using an audio diode to assure unidirectional
audio flow, preventing the headphones from being used as a microphone. A time-limited
activation button disconnects the microphone when it is not in active use, making it impossible
to keep the microphone open when a call is not in progress. The user must periodically press
the button to extend the audio call if needed.

The Belkin Secure Headset Adapter also includes many additional security features:

* An anti-tampering mechanism, which permanently disables the audio adapter upon
detecting any tampering

* OTP protected firmware stored on a non-programmable ROM

* Complete isolation of the audio switch from the computer

* High-quality audio via active diode circuitry, which assures audio passes in the required
direction with no distortion or attenuation

* Easy integration and operation, with no USB Interface, no changes to existing audio
equipment, and no use of unsecured USB audio interface.

The adapter, which weighs just over half a pound, supports all AC'97 CODECS on-board or
audio cards, and HD Audio Codecs. It also supports a wide range of Belkin Secure desktop
products, including KVM and KM switches.

Belkin delivers the necessary components for workstation security, as well as every essential
accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that
meets the demands of government use. For more information visit: Belkin Government.

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About Belkin Business
Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office,
classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more
than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product
quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in
business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network,
Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution
advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through
Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California,
the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at
http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

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