Zoom important security feature

Zoom is getting an important security feature, particularly worthwhile at the moment with concerns raised all over the place.

The new feature will allow the user to select which country is routing the virtual meeting.

Zoom has received increased popularity in the past few weeks due to the Coronavirus, however is has also led to raised awareness around the privacy and security protocols.

However, you will only receive this feature if you are paying for the video conferencing system through the monthly subscription.

“Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.”

The service has a free option that gives 40 minute slots, if you go over this the meeting will expire and disconnect all callers.

Zoom has however had a lot of difficulties recently particularly due to the growth in popularity, the Taiwanese government out-ruled the application due to the security issues.

The calls do not offer end to end encryption, which is a very common tool with most applications these days, also it came to light that some calls were being routed via China and others.

Zoom has 19 data centers based in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Latin America, Australia and China.

The new feature announced through a blog post will allow subscribed paying customers to select where they would prefer their calls are routed.

Brendan Ittelson, the CTO of Zoom has gone on to promise that “data of free users outside of China will never be routed through China”.

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