Policies & Disclaimers
UC platforms do not provide the granular policy enforcement that is required in today’s networked business world, where “Coopetition” and “Frenemy” are facts of life. Increasingly, organizations are realizing they have a security gap because they lack the ability to block file transfer, IM, voice, and video traffic across their existing direct UC federations such as Lync-to-Lync federations. Moreover, trying to ensure that disclaimers are properly displayed across disparate UC platforms is nearly impossible. A number of UC platforms, such as OpenFire, do not even support disclaimers. The NextPlane UC Exchange Policies and Disclaimers supports Microsoft Office 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2; IBM Sametime; Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Presence Server (CUPS), and Jabber XCP; Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) OpenScape; Google Apps, and OpenFire – to name a few.
UC Exchange policy enforcement features give organizations control over the type of traffic (IM, presence, voice, video, and file transfer) that should be allowed or denied across their business network and collaborative communities. For example, UC Exchange can enforce policies that allow only specific users from a partner domain to exchange presence and chat only with select employees within an organization, or block designated employees from communicating with select partner domains while allowing the rest of the organization to communicate and collaborate freely.
UC Exchange allows customizable disclaimer messages to be displayed at the beginning of a chat or a multi-user chat session. These messages are visible to all chat participants regardless of the UC platforms (including platforms that do not usually support this type of feature). Organizations typically use this feature to display legal, compliance, and security advisories.