Polycom® RealPresence® Access Director™ Completes ICSA Labs Security Evaluation for Secure Firewall Traversal to Drive Video Collaboration Adoption
Polycom's firewall traversal solution passes a rigorous 35 point security evaluation from ICSA Labs
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Polycom, Inc. (NAS: PLCM) , the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that Polycom® RealPresence® Access Director™, a videoconferencing firewall traversal solution, has successfully met a rigorous 35 point security evaluation by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, that offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. This independent security evaluation provides added validation that high security standards in firewall traversal technology have been implemented by Polycom, providing organizations with the assurance that they can communicate with customers, partners and suppliers outside their firewall with confidence that their connection is secure.
The ICSA Labs testing methodology assessed the RealPresence Access Director solution specifically on its ability to maintain the existing security and integrity level of any network while adding SIP and H.323 videoconferencing functionality. ICSA Labs confirmed that the RealPresence Access Director solution performed to levels expected for platform security and functionality. The report also found that the RealPresence Access Director solution maintained the security level of the environment in which it was deployed without introducing vulnerabilities. The report concluded that the core functionality of the system operated properly as designed. (See the evaluation report on the ICSA Labs website.)
"This independent security evaluation by ICSA Labs demonstrates Polycom's commitment to providing high levels of security and assurance for our customers," said A.E. Natarajan, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. "With Polycom firewall traversal and security solutions, workers inside or outside the organization can collaborate safely over video with customers, partners, suppliers, and remote employees, whether they are in the office or on the go. As organizations deploy video in more and more business applications, particularly on mobile devices, to keep their global workforce connected, our successful completion of this rigorous evaluation shows that they do not sacrifice their security in doing so."
Secure Firewall Traversal Solutions for Open Standards-Based Videoconferencing
The RealPresence Access Director solution is a software-based edge server that securely routes communications, management, and content through firewalls from virtually any location and device, providing support for business-to-business and intra-company collaboration. It is both a standalone solution and an integrated component of the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the industry's most interoperable, secure, reliable and scalable software infrastructure for universal voice and video collaboration.
"Given our decades of experience as an independent testing and certification entity, ICSA Labs is fully committed to accelerating the adoption of secure and interoperable technology," said Brian Monkman, technology programs manager, ICSA Labs. "We are very encouraged that companies such as Polycom are taking measures to maintain secure connections for collaboration solutions. The successful completion of the security evaluation for the Polycom RealPresence Access Director solution demonstrates Polycom's commitment to delivering technologies that are well-suited for environments requiring a secure connection, including government agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and enterprises worldwide."
Polycom RealPresence Access Director is available today. For more information, visit www.polycom.com or call 1-800 POLYCOM.
Note to Editors: In the recent Forrester Research, Inc., report, "The Forrester Wave™: Room-Based Videoconferencing, Q3 2012," Polycom was ranked as a leader in room-based video conferencing and achieved perfect scores for security and compliance, quality of experience, interoperability, product roadmap, and partners (see the related report).
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit www.icsalabs.com and www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more information.
About Polycom Security
Polycom solutions are designed to offer the highest levels of security for customers by leveraging all of the standard security features already in place within an organization including user privileges, proxy servers, firewalls, anti-virus software, and more. Nineteen of the top 20 e-governments worldwide, as well as leading government agencies and ministries, use Polycom to support functions requiring the highest security, reliability, and scalability. Polycom video and voice solutions are used across all industries that require a secure connection including applications such as military operations, national security, emergency response, legal proceedings, and healthcare consultations. For more information, visit www.polycom.com/security.
Polycom is the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
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