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Polycom and McAfee joint Commitment

As world business is switching from traditional telephone service to IP innovative technologies, intrusions of hackers appears to play a more threatening role in a company's list of worries. Enterprises Polycom and McAfee, have announced officially a global strategic alliance, aimed for joint development of secure UCC (Unified Communication and Collaboration) concept.
The joint venture will help to address an increasing need for improved security to prevent business interruptions, affecting a company's telepresence, video communication services, as well as the requirements of some more highly sensitive areas like the financial world and healthcare entities that require compliance with specific privacy acts and laws.

Polycom will create solutions that will integrate McAfee protections in the full spectrum of offerings from single on-line video chat to mega-lounge-sized telepresence arrangements. The alliance is targeted to implement McAfee's advanced threat protection suits like the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator package into Polycom UC endpoints and Intelligent Core product line. Moreover, they will adjust their verification and provisioning capabilities to offer secure technical configuration and compliance arrangements.

The declared alliance has three main directions of cooperation: joint research and development, joint marketing and sales procedures, activities on promoting innovation and standardization of UC security issues.

McAfee and Polycom declared specified marketing activities such as co-selling arrangement with attached packages of personnel technical training, post-sales support and maintenance offerings, as well as joint market channels, webinars and users conferences.

The joint commitment brings McAfee into the cluster of technology leaders of designated Polycom’s Open Collaboration Network - an unity of innovative industrial bodies whose best-of-breed solutions covers full range of enterprise platforms.

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