McAfee rolls out encryption update for Microsoft Teams

McAfee rolls out encryption update for Microsoft Teams
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24 Apr, 2020

Santa Clara, California based computer network security provider McAfee has announced that its MVISION Cloud now supports encryption enhancements in Microsoft Teams. 

Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration platform developed by the software making giant, Microsoft. It combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

The network security provider will allow customers to use Microsoft Teams as a collaboration platform and participate in conversations and calls, and upload and share documents without compromising security.

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“McAfee MVISION Cloud provides these capabilities for Microsoft Teams, assuring that only the right data is shared with the appropriate internal and external parties. This helps protect corporate data and intellectual property, and meet governance, risk and compliance policies thus enabling effective and safe collaboration.” Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president and general manager of Cloud Security, McAfee said in a statement.

McAfee MVISION Cloud for Teams leverages McAfee’s cloud access security broker (CASB) technology in a unified platform and offers cloud-native solutions for enterprises to consistently protect their data and defend against threats in the cloud.

The Redmond, Washington-based company said that it witnessed unprecedented growth in Teams usage, with more than 44 million daily users, up from 12 million in just seven days. The rise has been attributed to businesses adopting work from home model amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown. 

Users have generated over 900 million meeting and calling minutes on Teams each day, it added.

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Video conferencing and work productivity apps have come under intense scrutiny over their security issues. San Jose, California-based video conferencing platform Zoom, for example, has said it will roll out an update, which will include security enhancements, within the week.