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IOCOM's Video Conferencing Solution Unperturbed by Java Hack

January 16, 2013

A new computer virus claiming to affect Java users has been doing rounds and this time it even has government security experts on their toes, so much so that they've actually recommended disabling Java until Oracle can really fix the breach.

"This is a serious threat to users because of the large number of programs, including videoconferencing solutions, that require Java to operate," said Jon Swanson, chief technology officer at IOCOM.

However, IOCOM, a provider of universal video conferencing solutions, doesn't seem to be perturbed by the news and has assured users of its communications platform, Visimeet, that they are safe from any malicious attacks.

So, what's unique about Visimeet that it can go unscathed? Well, according to Tim Hackett, CEO at IOCOM, many of the video and Web conferencing solutions in the market require Java to operate as browser-based solutions, but IOCOM's Visimeet has been designed with proprietary, secure software that doesn't require Java to run.

Visimeet is a powerful video conferencing and collaboration tool that can fit any user requirement. It provides a secure, scalable solution that is easy to use with a common interface for all users and offers the most reliable and cost effective virtual meeting experience. Its solutions can connect with different endpoints simultaneously.

IOCOM’s enterprise class solutions reportedly ensure that users will not experience any disruption because of the security breaches with Java.

"With no fix on the near horizon, the only way to avoid infection is to disable Java, which fortunately has zero impact on IOCOM, allowing our Visimeet platform to operate at its full functionality," added Swanson.

The Department of Homeland Security computer emergency response team (CERT) has cautioned Java users, and apprised them of a security flaw that allows hackers to install malicious software on computers. This breach could make users very vulnerable. Efforts to fix the bug have apparently not been very successful.

For the present at least, Visimeet does seem to have the upper hand and can take pride in its proprietary, enterprise class solutions that protect its Web and video conferencing solutions from the recent Java hack.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman