May was a busy month for the folks at Cisco Collaboration. Yesterday, the company announced a comprehensive set of new features and updates to its popular Webex collaboration platform. Here s everything you missed. Starting this month, Webex Teams admins can access product controls that allow them to choose how often apps are updated for end users. Admins can update the app monthly or quarterly, which means they won t get the fatigue associated with receiving several updates per week.You can defer the deployment of updates by up to four weeks using the monthly update option, or by two weeks for quarterly updates, Cisco wrote in a recent blog post. Fresh innovations are here for Windows and Mac users. Users can re use old spaces if they re trying to create another one. If there is an active space with the group of people that you have staged, you ll see a list of spaces you re already in with those people, according to Cisco Systems Product Manager, Mary Burns.
MUMBAI: Cybersecurity firm McAfee has found a correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom and Microsoft Teams, and a rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud during the covid 19 pandemic.Based on data from more than 30 million McAfee MVISION Cloud users worldwide between January and April, the research found a 50% increase in the use of cloud services, access from unmanaged devices and the rise of cloud native threats by 630%. Access to the cloud by unmanaged, personal devices doubled, increasing risk for security professionals working to keep their data secure in the cloud.