Polycom drafts McAfee for security battle

AUTHOR: Inavate

Polycom and McAfee have joined forces to tackle security threats to videoconference system users.

The companies have announced a framework for a global strategic alliance to jointly develop and deliver Secure Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC). The agreement is designed to protect users of Polycom systems from the desktop to the fully immersive suite.

“Faster networks and a growing desire among enterprises to transform their work environments via telepresence have placed video collaboration at a tipping point,” said Andrew Miller, Polycom president and CEO. “This makes the need to provide Secure Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions an urgent one, and that’s why we’re partnering with McAfee.”

The alliance has three main areas of collaboration: joint research and development, sales and market alignment, and participation in activities promoting innovation and standardisation of UC security solutions.