It’s no question that we live in a world where we are always on the move, and more than ever, secure video conferencing is a must. However, as the shift from PC to mobile accelerates, security gaps in current deployments can be overlooked. Whether you’re a SMB or enterprise, the transition to the mobile world and cloud-based services brings a greater chance of hackers finding some type of vulnerability in your system. Recent studies have shown that both SMBs and enterprise IT managers are not fully equipped with the knowledge they need to fully protect their systems.
Today, enterprises are expected to provide seamless support of distributed users across different IP networks and support a variety of devices. Gaps in security protocols, multiple points of entry, and the prevalence of non-company issued handheld devices are just a few of the core reasons why business mobility is opened up to potential threats. Other high priority risk areas include business and personal data theft from the untrusted outside world, credential thefts that enable access to privileged services, as well as proprietary data loss due to pilferage from the internal trusted world. Add video to the mix, and that incorporates a new layer of complexity to security.
Data-breaches don’t discriminate, so businesses of all shapes and sizes need to look out for these risks. In a special webinar presentation from Edgewater Networks, The move from dedicated, onsite conferencing to public networks, cloud delivery, and BYOD has made secure video conferencing difficult. Legacy customers are used to having some type of hardware to help mitigate security challenges. With today’s trends favoring virtualization, this transitory point has organizations moving various infrastructures to virtualization models, and market indicators point to users wanting cloud-based services and applications. This mantra of “anywhere, any time, any video” has become a user community demand. It is requiring service providers to offer services within a cloud orientation that will move toward software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) deployment scenarios.
With Edgewater Networks’ EdgeProtect product, customers are able to protect themselves against the threat of data theft and entry while still benefiting from the convenience of mobility. EdgeProtect offers firewall traversal, device interoperability, and provisioning of mobile clients, ensuring a better user experience and higher overall security. With this, B2B and B2C communication is simplified for mobile users. A hardware-based appliance, EdgeProtect provides a solution for secure video conferencing.
With the help of SDN and NFV, Edgewater Networks can identify known patterns and signatures to prevent security threats – a novel application currently in development. With the help of huge amount of data packets traversing through the edge networks, it can utilize machine learning and employ data science to “detect” and alert the user and service provider about a new breach or fraudulent toll and service being pilfered during the breach, not after the fact as is the case today.
Edgewater Networks’ Mike Reiman has extensive experience in network deployments and mobility security. He outlines the key security threats in mobile video conferencing and addresses common deployments in both SMB and enterprise that can be used to better secure your network.
To find out more about the security challenges of secure video conferencing, as well possible solutions as we move toward to virtualization, be sure to watch Edgewater Networks’ webinar, “Mobile Video Conferencing – Where Security Meets the Road.”