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8x8 announces new video conferencing tool with emphasis on security

16 Apr 2020

8x8, a leading integrated cloud communications platform, has today announced the launch of its new Video MeetingsPro software, which will focus on enhancing security and privacy as video conferencing tools are seeing a huge bump in demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The solution is powered by Jitsi, an open-source community for secure video meetings technology, and will run on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

“Secure video meetings are a critical part of the day-to-day work of everyone around the world,” says 8x8 chief executive officer Vik Verma.

“Our Video Meetings, powered by Jitsi open-source technology, are designed from the ground up with security and privacy in mind so organisations can use them to conduct confidential business meetings. 

“This is true for all of our video meeting products, both paid and free. 

“We collaborated with Oracle to further enhance our strong product and technology platform with Oracle Cloud’s top-tier security, performance and affordability,” says Verma.

“We are looking forward to further scaling our global reach with the Oracle go-to-market team.”

8x8 also announced today that the video conferencing tool will be available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. 

“Oracle Cloud delivers tremendous price-performance for resource-intensive applications like video meetings,” says Oracle product management vice president Vinay Kumar.

“As the world redefines working from home, video meetings are one of our fastest-growing workloads, and we are excited to have 8x8 and the Jitsi open-source community on our cloud infrastructure platform.”
 

Features

8x8 Video MeetingsPro includes password-protected and randomly named meetings, real-time closed-captioning with post-call transcription, 60 days of cloud storage for meetings recordings, and the ability to easily secure authorised attendees through dial-out features.

8x8 is the main contributor to the Jitsi.org open-source solution, and the standalone and integrated versions of 8x8 Video Meetings are powered by Jitsi. 

8x8 Video Meetings utilises the WebRTC standard which enables attendees to instantly join meetings without any downloads or plugins.

8x8 Video Meetings is also packaged with 8x8 X Series, meeting the needs of businesses with a mobile and remote workforce by providing a resilient solution across desktop and mobile devices for voice, video conferencing, chat, contact centre APIs and advanced analytics built on an open cloud technology platform. 

This allows companies to rapidly unify a distributed workforce and enable flexible workstyles. It is also offered with 8x8 Express which is for small organisations and teams that require a complete, pre-configured business phone system with a dedicated business number, video meetings and messaging in a single desktop and mobile application.