posted on January 26, 2012 08:45
An audio conference bridge provides ultimate security
In today’s competitive economy, the protection of intellectual assets is vital to the success of any organizations product or service. To have the leading edge on bringing an idea to market, or by having a product developed ahead of analyst expectations is the make or break of most businesses in the aggressive global economy. Organizations will continue to drive innovation through the use of communications technology such as Unified Communications and specifically through conferencing and collaboration in order to become successful.
However, IT infrastructures are being continually invaded by intruders from all over the globe trying to gain a competitive edge by stealing intellectual property. In 2011, The New York Times ran an interesting article about the number one problem facing companies in the United States- intellectual property theft.
From the article:
For the United States, the No. 1 problem with China’s economy is probably intellectual property theft. Technology companies, for example, continue to notice Chinese government agencies downloading software updates for programs they have never bought, at least not legally. No wonder China has become the world’s second-largest market for computer hardware sales — but is only the eighth-largest for software sales.
It has never been more important to protect your company’s intellectual property; and your current audio and web conferencing solution should be high on the list of security concerns.
Conference call services cannot guarantee the level of security that is needed in today’s ever changing telecommunications environments. Between 2010 and 2011, a leader in online data security reported there was a 60% increase of records breached by unauthorized access. Collaboration and a dynamic workforce demands the availability of reservationless conference calls, scheduled audio and web conferences, as well as online web collaboration; this demand is the exact reason many fraudulent sources are trying to gain access this information. How does IT meet the demands of this workforce and increase innovation while protecting an organizations intellectual assets?
Only by deploying an on-premise conference bridge that sits in your environment behind your firewall can you guarantee the solution conforms to your company’s security standards. Innovation will continue to drive the increased demand for secure audio conferencing solutions, and for those who implement conferencing as a part of their overall communications strategy, the decision to migrate this important tool to a private cloud will become obvious.