The rapid shift to a remote, decentralized workforce has caused a lot of upheaval in the past week, leaving employers scrambling to find the needed tools required to remain productive and connected from their new virtual or home offices.
At BerganKDV, we offer a secure solution from Lifesize. In response to COVID-19, Lifesize is offering free, unlimited video conferencing service to all global businesses for six months.
Over the last few years, Lifesize has built their cloud videoconferencing service from the ground up for security and reliability. A critical component of that redesign is the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC), which provides customers transparency and peace of mind about how the service operates.
In a recent communication from Lifesize, they share the following about how they are using WebRTC protocol to keep the video conferencing platform safe:
- First, Lifesize wants video conferencing to be accessible to everyone. To accomplish this, WebRTC was an obvious choice and by far the most reliable, proven and well-performing mechanism for delivering a cohesive video conferencing experience across operating systems, devices and browsers supported by Lifesize. Since Lifesize announced support for WebRTC in 2015, it has matured greatly; today nearly all major browsers support WebRTC natively.
- Second, Lifesize firmly believes openness is good for customers. As with all open source technologies, WebRTC was built (and continues to be improved) in the public, with contributions from thousands of engineers and industry-leading companies like Apple, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and others. While open source software is not more secure by definition, code that is regularly inspected and tested by multiple entities has been proven to result in more robust, secure technologies.
- Through WebRTC, Lifesize can deliver a reliable, consistent and secure experience to clients with no ambiguity about how that experience is being engineered and fully expect and encourage them to ask questions about how their service works — as they should with any application or service provider.
Here at BerganKDV, we’ve utilized Lifesize videoconferencing for our staff and client meetings for the past six years. As we continue to grow and expand our geographic footprint, the need for a reliable and safe communication via video is critical for our operations.
We applaud their commitment is to continue doing everything they can to assist our customers and like-minded organizations that have a need for reliable, secure communications tools.