Cisco WebEx updates security standards across its collaboration suite
Cisco (News - Alert) WebEx updates security standards
across its collaboration suite
New international audit standards to meet stringent enterprise requirements
London, 10th September 2008 - Leading web collaboration expert Cisco WebEx announced today that it has updated its auditing, reporting and certification processes to meet the internationally accepted ISO-17799 standards.
Users of Cisco WebEx’s collaborative services rely on the company’s MediaTone Network to share confidential information, so maintaining its security is a fundamental requirement. Cisco WebEx will now audit against the ISO-17799 standards, with compliance details provided in a stringent SAS (News - Alert)-70 Type II report. This review measures security against ISO control objectives, providing more transparency than a Type I report. Cisco WebEx’s decision means that the company will no longer pursue the North American-centric WebTrust certification.
Cisco WebEx is also actively pursuing ISO-27001 certification, as recently made available by the ISO board. In addition, it reviews against DIACAP (Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process) and FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) requirements, and submits source code for all major product releases to third-party reviewers, with results made available in an independent security report. Cisco WebEx pursues more external reviews in this way than any other web conferencing provider.
“As we expand our international footprint it’s important for us to meet internationally accepted standards in addition to US requirements,” explains Bert van der Zwan, Vice-President EMEA, Cisco WebEx. “These updates to our infrastructure demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that our customers’ meetings are the most secure in the industry.”
About the MediaTone Network
The MediaToneTM Network is a dedicated, private global network, created with a carrier-class information-switching architecture. All collaboration data flows through our ultra-secure, high performance network with the lowest delay possible. During an online meeting, the WebEx service in use, for example Meeting Center, manages the session data the MediaTone Network carries. The Internet provides only the "first mile / last mile" connection to a WebEx online meeting. Once the connection is made, the MediaTone Network manages the synchronous real-time interaction that makes up a WebEx online meeting.
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With 2.5 million registered users, Cisco WebEx is the global leader in on-demand applications for collaborative business on the web. WebEx offers a full suite of Web collaboration applications for specific business processes including marketing, sales, training, and support. Companies of every size gain strategic advantage by using WebEx to replace high-cost/high-touch interactions with efficient Web-touch interactions. WebEx applications work across firewalls and across platforms, making them ideal for both internal and external collaboration. Cisco WebEx provides its services over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a secure global network specifically designed for on-demand applications. Please call toll free 0800 389 9772 or +44(0)161 250 0706 or visit <http://www.webex.co.uk> for more information.
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