Each day, enterprises, governments, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, financial institutions and others are striving to be more productive and effective in their businesses.
And video conferencing has become integral to their successfully achieving those goals. Yet video conferences must be secure and video participants must feel protected when sharing sensitive information during a video call.
Secure video conferencing is a priority for Polycom, and we have security features across our full range of solutions. All of our solutions - from endpoints to infrastructure – come with features that meet the most stringent industry standards. When your use of video conferencing systems is consistent with best practices, these features can ensure your audio, video and data traffic will remain fully secure as they pass across the network.
Some industries have specific security regulations. Polycom works closely with agencies and organizations within these industries to ensure our solutions comply with those regulations yet still deliver maximum usability to customers.
Also, we encourage our customers to audit their systems to identify any security vulnerabilities. We urge customers desiring assistance to contact their provider or Polycom Professional Services.
Learn more about how Polycom addresses the stringent security needs of:
"Cameras May Open Up the Board Room to Hackers"
Published Jan. 23, 2012, this article in The New York Times calls attention to potential security vulnerabilities inherent in the auto-answer feature of some video conferencing endpoints made by Polycom, Cisco, Lifesize, and Sony.
FAQ: HDX security exploitation
This document provides information regarding security exploitations in Polycom HDX software prior to version 18.104.22.168, details to understand whether or not your systems are vulnerable, recommended remediation actions, and availability of additional security information.
vBlack Hat Europe HDX Hack fixed
Published March 14, 2013 at Black Hat Europe, the Nruns security research demonstrated several security vulnerabilities in the Polycom HDX videoconferencing systems. Polycom has security fixes for these.