In the wake of the Corona virus outbreak, businesses are encouraging their employees to stay home, allowing them to work remotely. The remote working trend has caused a massive surge in the use of video conferencing tools, one of them being Zoom with more than 190 million daily users.
But Zoom’s popularity came along with a huge backlash, as people are now concerned about security and privacy issues. Unfortunately, Zoom has failed to maintain a good track record when it comes to privacy issues. Despite the fact that the company has recently announced some additional security measures, still, some organizations have prohibited their employees from using the service.
Not surprisingly, Zoom’s struggles with privacy issues are a good opportunity for Microsoft to promote its Microsoft Teams service. In a blog post, Jared Spataro, Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, explained today how Microsoft Teams keeps your conversations private and secure.
When recording a meeting, all participants are notified when a recording starts, and online participants can access our privacy notice directly. Recordings are only available to the people on the call or people invited to the meeting. And recordings are stored in a controlled repository that is protected by permissions and encryption.
In addition, the company claims to protect identity and account information by implementing Multi-factor authentication (MFA). As for the data encryption strategies, Microsoft’s policies are loud and clear. Microsoft Teams encrypts your data “in transit and at rest, storing your data in our secure network of data centers and using Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) for video, audio, and desktop sharing.”
Considering the fact that Microsoft has no access to your uploaded content, Microsoft Teams is probably one of the best choices for video conferencing.