Securing the video firewall

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎04-07-2014 12:13 PM - edited ‎04-07-2014 12:15 PM (596 Views)

Note this PolycomTechie blog post has moved. For the latest from Polycom Techie, visit The View blog ( http://bit.ly/TheVIEW ) or connect with us on Twitter: @polycomtechie

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We've Moved!

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) on ‎04-01-2014 12:01 PM (488 Views)

moved.pngIt’s true. We’ve moved the Polycom Techie blog to our company’s new blog, The View. We are looking forward to joining many of our other colleagues to share thoughts and expertise. To easily find posts by Techie authors on The View, just click the ‘Polycom Techie’ label, or http://bit.ly/TheVIEWTechie

 

We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation with you on The View!

 

-The Polycom Techie team

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Headset Acoustic Bubble

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) on ‎03-26-2014 09:45 AM (613 Views)

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Top 5 Ways Media Indexing Helps Business Productivity

by Cara Daly (cara_daly) ‎03-19-2014 11:27 AM - edited ‎03-24-2014 02:34 PM (1,958 Views)

We’re at Enterprise Connect this week having conversations with our industry cohorts on business productivity, and a big question that keeps coming up: How do IT managers set a strategy for making their videos more searchable and useful?  

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Enterprise Connect: In 2014, It’s All About Collaboration

by Polycom Employee Chris Thorson (cthorson) ‎03-18-2014 05:04 PM - edited ‎03-18-2014 07:07 PM (2,338 Views)

Another year begins at Enterprise Connect and we are already off with a bang. It's great to see that the collaboration space is growing and that Polycom is still leading the way. This year we are featuring....

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The top goal and biggest challenge for Human Resource executives in 2014 are one-and-the-same: quickly hire the best talent available to meet ever-changing business needs. 

 

If you are an HR executive, you are probably asking yourself these questions....

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It's a wrap - SXSW 2014

by Polycom Employee Bob Knauf (Bob Knauf) ‎03-17-2014 11:25 AM - edited ‎03-17-2014 03:24 PM (678 Views)

Over 2200 musical acts, 100,000 fans and countless hours of sleepless nights for many has brought SXSW 2014 to a close.  What was it like backstage being the "tech-guy"?  Read on to find out more.

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Behind the Scenes…SXSW 2014

by Polycom Employee Bob Knauf (Bob Knauf) ‎03-13-2014 10:00 PM - edited ‎03-14-2014 08:39 AM (1,876 Views)

It takes more than great music and reliable technology to be successful streaming out over 30 hours of music...it takes a lot of planning and a little bit of dumb luck!

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Find out what's the right conference phone for you and how it compares to the one used by President Barak Obama!

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Polycom Hidden Gems 1: HD Voice

by Polycom Employee Chris Thorson (cthorson) on ‎03-11-2014 07:28 PM (730 Views)

Find out more about some of the hidden gems of Polycom's voice and video portfolios.  First stop - HD Voice...

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An organization’s most valuable asset

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎03-11-2014 11:00 AM - edited ‎03-26-2014 09:41 AM (1,353 Views)

An organization’s most valuable asset is knowledge. Keeping that knowledge shared securely with the correct, authenticated audiences, and configured for your network is the job of RealPresence Media Manager.

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Polycom adds to our award collection

by Polycom Employee Chris Thorson (cthorson) ‎03-06-2014 05:06 PM - edited ‎03-06-2014 05:07 PM (483 Views)

Polycom receives best VoIP CPE award for VVX600, VVX Camera and VVX Expansion module from ITSPA

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Looking ahead to South by Southwest 2014

by Polycom Employee Bob Knauf (Bob Knauf) on ‎03-06-2014 01:09 PM (1,641 Views)

24 hours of music for four days straight....it must be South by Southwest Music Festival!  Polycom is ready to bring it to you LIVE.

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Note this PolycomTechie blog post has moved. For the latest from Polycom Techie, visit The View blog ( http://bit.ly/TheVIEW ) or connect with us on Twitter: @polycomtechie

Note this PolycomTechie blog post has moved. For the latest from Polycom Techie, visit The View blog ( http://bit.ly/TheVIEW ) or connect with us on Twitter: @polycomtechie

Surviving a Conference Call: Our Take

by Polycom Employee Chris Thorson (cthorson) ‎02-27-2014 05:09 PM - edited ‎02-27-2014 05:30 PM (3,391 Views)

Polycom’s response to a recent Wall Street Journal article about “Surviving a Conference Call.” Find out the three important points that really impact your conference experience. 
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Polycom UC Security information

by Ted Doty (Ted_Doty) ‎01-08-2014 04:11 PM - edited ‎01-15-2014 02:08 PM (858 Views)

Polycom has a web page that contains security information and recommendations at http://www.polycom.com/security.

 

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Security Vulnerability with Resource Manager

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎12-27-2013 03:44 PM - edited ‎12-27-2013 03:46 PM (2,128 Views)

If you've deployed Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager (RPRM) including Polycom RealPresence Video DualManager 400 (VDM), then please take a moment and read Security Bulletin 5471: Security Advisory Relating to JBoss Application Server on RealPresence Resou....  

 

The underlying issue is

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With two decades of innovation and over 800 technology patents that underline our mission to push the greatness of human collaboration forward, Polycom creates amazing solutions and innovative user experiences.  Polycom helps millions around the world solve complex problems, generate new ideas, gain deeper understanding, offer assistance, protect the planet, and save lives.

 

How we do it is tied to some of Polycom's audio innovations: 

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Part 1 demonstrated one of many ways where firewalls break video.  Parts 2, 3, & 4 showed some sample solutions.  Now the question remainshow to choose the right solution(sfor your organizationMost importantlythere's no...

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A customer asked, why does their network monitoring software report a device from ViaVideo Communications when it's a Polycom device?  Is something wrong?  Was it hacked? 

 

Nothing's wrong!  To understand, you do need to understand wha the monitoring software is doing and a little bit about how ethernet works. 

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Polycom is not the only organization to realize that firewalls break video collaboration.  As described in Part 1 firewalls break video conferencing calls because they intentionally hide the inside part of the network.  Part 2 described how Polycom's Real Presence Access Director solves this problem and Part 3 described how Polycom's Video Border Proxies solved this problem.  

 

However, many organizations, especially larger enterprises, government agencies, and educational organizations already have a solution for firewall traversal for video (and voice) communication.  One of the leading solutions in this space is Acme Packet (which was acquired by Oracle in February 2013).

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Part 1 explained why firewalls break video conferencing calls.  Part 2 described how Polycom's Real Presence Access Director solves this problem.  In Part 3, we review the Polycom Video Border Proxy.  How does it work?    Which models of Video Border Proxy do you need? 

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APIs + Patient Care & Insight + Polycom = Win!

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎11-05-2013 11:28 AM - edited ‎11-05-2013 11:35 AM (1,127 Views)

This week, Polycom is demonstrating integration with IBM's Patient Care and Insight (IPCI) application at the IOD Conference in Las Vegas. We are demonstrating how healthcare practitioners can use video collaboration to share, review and discuss patient information remotely and securely. The demonstration is integrating video calls inside their browser from the application they're already using.

 

Why is this important? Aside from improving the quality of patient care and reducing costs, this is the first example of productized integration of Polycom's open APIs into an existing web application. What are we doing with IPCI and what does this mean for the future...? (Hint: You could build this integration yourself!)

 

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Another big step for open standards

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎10-30-2013 09:30 AM - edited ‎10-30-2013 09:41 AM (3,958 Views)

Guest blog post by A.E. Natarajan, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Engineering at Polycom:ae-natarajan.jpg

 

Polycom has been and always will be a leader and strong advocate for open standards in the UC industry. We are a founding member of the OVCC, and continually drive for open standards with other companies across the industry.  One year ago this month...

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Why Firewalls break video: Part 2 - Polycom Real Presence Access Director

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎10-29-2013 02:00 PM - edited ‎10-31-2013 12:44 AM (2,910 Views)

Part 1 explained why firewalls break video conferencing calls.   This Polycom's Real Presence Access Director provides scalable and secure firewall traversal solution that enables seamless video collaboration across business-to-business and intra-company networks for H.323 and SIP devices, including new Polycom SVC solutions.  How does it work?  

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Why Firewalls break video (and what to do about it). Part 1

by Polycom Employee Peter Lurie (luriep) ‎10-22-2013 04:58 PM - edited ‎12-06-2013 11:49 PM (2,501 Views)

IP video conferencing can provide businesses substantial communications efficiencies and cost savings. However, IP video conferencing is has traditionally only worked between businesses that have similarly configured video conferencing equipment and firewall rules.  The good news, is this is no longer true.  So, why do firewalls break video and what to do about it? 

 

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Often we see customers in a state of transition.  They're moving from one UC platform to another.  They ask, if I make a decision now, what impact will that have on my future plans?  Fortunately, that's one of the strongest benefits of Polycom's native integration into our strategic partners.  We don't use proprietary gateways!

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