Is your video conferencing solution really secure?

Whether it’s a weekly team meeting, or a quarterly board meeting — video conferencing has become one of those ubiquitous technologies that we all take for granted.

However, while many enterprises have large-scale deployments of conferencing tools (such as Cisco Webex), many still default to desktop apps like Skype, Slack, or even Whatsapp for real-time, ad-hoc video calls between employees (and even their clients).

I can understand why. Convenience.

There’s no lengthy invitation or sign-in process, just a couple of clicks and you’re done.

Unfortunately, while they may be the convenient choice for ad-hoc video conferencing, it’s unlikely that they can offer the security you need to adequately protect your video chats.

It’s even more likely that they won’t include the end-to-end encryption that you need to ensure you meet your GDPR requirements, and ensure sensitive information isn’t compromised by a malicious attack.

Are you sharing sensitive information on your video conferences?

That’s why it’s vital that your organization’s IT department understands which tools are being used, and how.

Microsoft / Skype

Slack

Whatsapp

Cisco Webex

Secure video conferencing with Wire

More importantly, we understand that the technology you give to your employees needs to be accessible and easy to use; that’s why Wire is built to fit around the way you work.

  • Start a secure video conference with one-click.
  • Invite clients to join the call, even if they don’t have their own Wire account. There’s no complex sign-in process — just create a secure guest room.
  • The most extensively publicly audited solution available.
  • Screen sharing covered by the same end-to-end encryption security features.
  • Works across all of your devices. Windows PCs, Apple Mac, and your Android and iPhone / iPad mobile devices. Unlike almost all other enterprise-grade solutions, Wire even works with Linux.

To guarantee an excellent experience we’ve limited the maximum number of participants to four for now while we continue to invest in optimizing performance to increase the limit. Group video calls are end-to-end encrypted, use the VP8 codec, QVGA at 15 fps. Calls requires up to 1Mbit/s bandwidth for optimal performance.

Video conferencing is available for the business accounts at no extra cost.

Alan Duric, co-founder, CTO/COO

Originally published at wire.com.

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