Recently Zoom is in headlines for its security vulnerabilities, around 5,00,000 Zoom account credentials sold on the dark web. The accounts are on sale are being sold for less than Re 1. These are some of the alternatives to Zoom Meeting.
The company stated, “These data breaches are common for web services that serve consumers to target by these activities. This attacks rarely affect our large enterprise customers that use own single sign-on systems. We’ve already hired multiple intelligence firms to find out password dumps, and the tools used to create them, and a firm that has shut down thousands of websites attempting to trick the users into downloading malware or giving up their credentials. We asking users to change their passwords to something more secure.”
Anyway, Google and SpaceX banned using Zoom application for their employees and also asked to stay away from the application. Recently, a report claimed that Standard Chartered employees have also been asked to stay away from the application.
We’ve brought you top secure alternatives for zoom meeting. Check em out.
Google Hangouts Meet
You can avail 14 days free trail for G Suite. It limits the number of participants for a meeting on G Suite Basic to 100, goes up to 150 for Business, and 250 for Enterprise packages. To livestream with up to 1,00,00 audience, to record and save stream to Drive, user needs to subscribe for G Suite Enterprise plan.
Microsoft Teams is chat based workspace in Office 365, which brings people’s conversations and content together along with the tools that teams need so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.
You can sign up for a free version of Teams using a personal email. The lower tier version support up to 300 members, guest access, one on one, and group video/audio calls, screen sharing and file sharing up to 10GB per team.
However, the Business version offers more like better security, management, and compliance tools. In this plan, Teams can share files up to 1TB per user and also support online webinars and training sessions.
Cisco WebEx is another popular video conference platform. The free version can access up to three users and 50 participants for 40 minutes. It includes HD video recording and sharing options.
The paid plans include the Starter at $13.50per host/month with 50 attendees, the Plus at $17.95per host/month with 100 attendees, the Business at $26.95per host/month with 200 attendees, and the Enterprise plan is an option, pricing available upon the request.
The first two plans allow additional cloud storage and management features, the Business and Enterprise plans have a single sign-on support for Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange.
Skype is the other popular platform for professional conferences from Microsoft, it also well known for normal video chat experiences. It supports up to 50 participants for a limitless time for free, ideal for small companies and online classes.
This platform has call recording feature that any member can use and allow users to save and share the recordings valid up to a month. You just need to download Skype app to use its features.
It is one of the web conferencing service from LogMeIn team, GoToMeeting features audio and video sessions and screen sharing, it is available for Android and iOS in the respective stores.
The standard version, which allows for up to 150 team members, offered for $14/month or $12/month annually.
Medium-sized businesses can pay $19/month for the Business plan tier, which increases the range to 250 participants, and large businesses can choose the Enterprise plan that connects up to 3,000 users.
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