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NextPlane Announces Secure Communications Support for Cisco WebEx Messenger

UC Exchange Customers With Cisco WebEx Messenger Now Have Secure B2B UC Collaboration With Their Partners Regardless of Their UC Platforms

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- NextPlane, the leading provider of B2B UC Collaboration and Federation Services, today announced TLS support on UC Exchange for WebEx Messenger, the leading UCaaS from Cisco. This new capability allows UC Exchange Members using WebEx Messenger to encrypt their real-time collaboration with their customers and business partners on non-Cisco Unified Communications platforms.

UC Exchange TLS support for WebEx Messenger works in conjunction with Cisco's recent addition of TLS support to WebEx Messenger, thus enabling secure federated communications with Microsoft, IBM, Unify, BroadSoft, and virtually any other UC platform. Effective immediately, it is available exclusively through UC Exchange to any UC Exchange members using Cisco WebEx Messenger.

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In today's increasingly security conscious world, for organizations to be agile, having the ability to communicate and engage with a diverse set of external business partners, regardless of UC platform, is critical. In such a context, UC Exchange B2B UC Collaboration has emerged as the go-to service to empower all manner of organizations and functional areas within them, to effectively and securely communicate and collaborate. That's why Cisco and NextPlane have taken steps to enhance the security of the communication of the UC Exchange members using the Cisco WebEx Messenger Service.

"NextPlane is committed to ensuring a secure collaboration environment for all UC platforms through our UC Exchange service," said Farzin Shahidi, CEO of NextPlane. "By acting as an intermediary, UC Exchange allows only authorized traffic to flow to our customers UC environments, thus providing a level of security and protection that is lacking in direct UC federations. We are very pleased to provide Cisco WebEx Messenger users the opportunity to participate in secure B2B UC collaboration with their partners on non-Cisco UC platforms."

By joining UC Exchange, Cisco WebEx Messenger customers' end-users can securely share presence, exchange instant messages and participate in multi-user chat sessions with their external colleagues across a broad range of UC platforms, including Microsoft Office® 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2, LCS 2005; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®; Google Apps™, Broadsoft UC One®, OpenFire and virtually any other UC platform.

About NextPlane

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, NextPlane (www.nextplane.net) is the global leader in providing scalable B2B Collaboration and Federation Services for Unified Communications (UC). NextPlane UC Exchange is the world's fastest-growing community of organizations that are transforming their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation. Using UC Exchange, leading companies and organizations worldwide in financial services, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, hi-tech, mining, legal, media, manufacturing, construction and education are building real-time collaborative business communities.

UC Exchange has more than 250 member organizations with 500,000 federated users across 1000+ unique corporate domains, processing more than 1 billion federated messages per month. The UC Exchange community is powered by a scalable any-to-any UC collaboration service that includes UC federation, plus Skype, Yahoo!, Google Hangouts™, and Social Media federation. Whether it is presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat, or voice and video calls, employees in member organizations can collaborate instantly with their colleagues in partner organizations regardless of their underlying UC platform.

The NextPlane UC Exchange Collaboration Service is also being used by the global financial institutions under the name Markit Collaboration Services (MCS). Members include Markit, Thomson Reuters, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, S&P Capital IQ , Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GFI Group, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley.

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