companies across the U.S. embrace remote working solutions in response to COVID-19,
video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms are now the virtual office must-have. These tools allow face-to-face video conferences between
users in different cities, states, countries, even continents. For employees in
a mandated work-from-home environment, they offer the next best thing to
actually being in a room together.
The growth of VTC hijacking
Although these meeting-only solutions can facilitate great discussions, many of them lack the more complex security features businesses require. In particular, teleconferences are vulnerable to verbal abuse and disturbing images by outsiders. Known as “VTC hijacking” or “bombing”, these incidences have skyrocketed over the past few months—leading the FBI to issue a warning. The FBI also released a tip sheet that offered the following advice for users:
Integrated UC for more secure meetings
While simple steps go a long way to protect video conferences from intrusions, the surest way to secure real-time video meetings is to use an integrated collaboration platform with end-to-end encryption. A cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution that encompasses secure, high-quality video, audio/web conferencing and advanced communication features can also integrate with third-party collaboration tools—such as Microsoft Teams and Slack—as well as other widely used business applications.
Additionally, an optional,
fully integrated Contact Center Services platform can queue calls and chats, while enabling contact center
managers to view live and historical agent and queue activity to help manage
employee performance. This approach can streamline workflows and enhance employee
productivity—all while maximizing existing solutions and technology
OfficeSuite HD: the features employees want, the security IT needs
To protect your meeting
environment, OfficeSuite HD Meeting® comes
with built-in security at both the platform and web services levels.
OfficeSuite HD Meeting web services reside in redundant Amazon Web Services
(AWS) environments to isolate your data from other computing resources.
Additionally, Windstream Enterprise privacy policies protect data that
traverses the cloud through multiple means, including AES 256-bit encryption
and private MPLS network connections to AWS. We also provide a full suite of
security tools that can be configured at the customer level to enable
compliance and create secure meeting environments.
Try our secure, virtual team solutions free
If you and your team need
secure, easy-to-deploy remote work solutions that provide the full range of
available tools and integrations, we’re here to help. For a limited time, get a
free trial of OfficeSuite UC® for mobility
and HD Meeting for video and
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