Isode’s M-Link XMPP Instant Messaging and Presence Server and Swift XMPP Client have been approved for inclusion on the US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilites Approved Product List (UC APL) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
M-Link and Swift are the first and only XMPP products to successfully complete the APL certification process and were listed after passing a series of rigorous information assurance (IA) and interoperability (IO) tests performed under real-life conditions by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) at their Ft. Huachuca facility in Arizona, USA.
Isode also becomes the first UK company to obtain a listing for one of its products.
DISA describes the APL as:
.. the only listing of equipment by DoD to be fielded in DoD networks. DoD components are required to fulfill their system needs by only purchasing APL listed products, providing one of the listed products meets their needs. This means the APL must be consulted prior to purchasing a system or product.
Instant Messaging and Multi-User Chat are an increasingly important communication option for modern armed forces and the APL listing is an important step in expanding M-Link’s use by Military and Government departments in the US and further afield.