Webex Teams App

Posted : admin On 1/29/2022

Cisco Webex is an app for continuous teamwork. Move work forward in secure work spaces where everyone can contribute anytime with messaging, file sharing, white boarding, video meetings, calling, and more. It works on virtually any device, with these top benefits for mobile app users. To ensure that Calling in Webex (Unified CM) functions correctly and the latest features, functionality, and other fixes are continuously delivered, users must be on the latest release of the Webex app for desktop, mobile, or the latest VDI thin client.

Levels of Encryption Security

The Webex app encrypts messages, files, and names of spaces on your device before sending them to the cloud. When the data arrives at our servers, it's already encrypted. It's processed and stored until it's decrypted on your device. However, the app can’t provide end-to-end encryption for messages and files linked to in-app automation tools like bots or integrations or to Adobe Acrobat PDF and Microsoft Word documents sent to spaces from Box.

We use Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) to encrypt data while in transit between your device and our servers, which protects the identities of both senders and receivers.

Our end-to-end encryption uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128, AES256, Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 1, SHA256, and RSA.

For audio, video, and screen sharing, we encrypt shared content using the Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP).

Security Features in Webex Spaces

You can add extra security by using moderators for teams and spaces. If teamwork is sensitive, you can moderate the space. Moderators can control who has access to the space, and delete files and messages.

Also, if any spaces include people from outside your company, you'll see some areas in those spaces highlighted, like the border, background, the icon in the message area, and their email addresses.

Privacy for Files and Messages

The Webex app uses advanced cryptographic algorithms to safeguard content you share and send. The only people who can view files and messages in a Webex space are those invited to that space or authorized individuals.

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Password Security Standards

IT teams can add features that use existing security policies like single sign-on (SSO) or synchronizing Webex with employee directories. Webex automatically recognizes when someone has left a company, so former employees won't be able to access company data using the Webex.

Your company can also configure Webex so that it requires passwords and authentication that match your corporate security standards. The Webex app supports identity providers that use Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 and Open Authorization (OAuth) 2.0 protocols.

The Secret to Team Collaboration is Individuality

How do you use Webex Teams? The beauty of collaboration software is that it not only connects people, but allows us to work together effectively regardless of where we are in the world. What I love most about Webex Teams is getting to collaborate with my colleagues while still maintaining the ability to express my individuality. So, here are a few tips and tricks that show exactly how I do that.

Let’s Get Started

First up, how I set up Webex Teams for myself:

When I turn on my computer, I have configured Webex Teams to automatically start up – this saves me time and means I can easily see how many notifications I have. One of my favourite things about Webex Teams is that I get to decide which notifications I receive.

By going to my settings tab on windows or my preferences on Mac I can decide exactly how I want to be notified.

Spaces

For spaces, I prefer notifications for @mentions only, while for scheduled meetings, I like to be notified 5 minutes beforehand. For direct calls I always have my notifications on and the fact that I can choose my own ringtones for calls and messages is something I find really useful.

Personal Status

Another great feature in Webex Teams is being able to set my personal status and view my colleagues statuses. Time is precious and we all want to get the most out of our working day so, whether I am available, in a meeting, on a call, presenting or would prefer not to be disturbed my colleagues can see this and know when is best to contact me.See People’s Status in Cisco Webex Teams

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Let’s Get Organized

Back to the settings tab this time!

Being able to choose which theme I want my app to use really gives me control over my experience using Webex Teams, it allows me decide how I want the application to look which helps me work better.

Space List

When it comes to my space list, I like to have control over this too – very quickly my spaces can seem to get lost in a sea of incoming messages so it’s really useful to be able to star my favourite spaces and then see them appear at the top of my space list. This is done with a simple configuration step in my appearance settings tab. Now I know the spaces I find most important will always live at the top of my space list and I can prioritise reading and responding to these spaces first.

Calendar Synched with Webex Teams

Another great way to keep organised within the app is to ensure that I have my calendar synced with Webex Teams. If the app is active it connects to my calendar to show my contacts status in the app and gives me a clear view of what meetings I have to attend that day. When I want to schedule a meeting I simply navigate to the relevant space, from there the activity menu allows me to easily create a meeting invite for everyone in that space. By creating my meetings this way I also have a place to store files, whiteboards and any other useful information discussed or created in that meeting. Moreover is becomes a place where the conversation can continue, even after the meeting has ended.

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Edit Mistakes and Increase Productivity

Have you ever been in that situation where you’ve typed your message and pressed enter only to spot a few niggly typos, thankfully you don’t have to stress over this anymore as the app now includes complete message editing capabilities. If I want to follow up on a specific message in a space I’ll start a thread to keep the related content in one place, or I’ll use the quote feature so my colleagues can clearly see exactly what message I am referring to.

When I need to follow up on a message I’ll flag it, I can then revisit this message any time from my flags filter, this way I don’t lose track of important messages – this boosts my productivity and ensures I don’t lose track of any important information. When I see something interesting posted in a space I make a point of forwarding it on to my colleagues that would also be interested.

So why not give it a go? Let us know in the comments below what tricks you use to make Webex Teams work for you.

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