Webex for Government Introduces New Features to Simplify and Secure Government Collaboration
The FedRAMP authorized platform for Webex extends its abilities to address new features for those with Microsoft’s Office 365 GCC High and for those who want or need to associate speaker names with transcripts.
Webex for Government meetings can be scheduled from Outlook GCC High
US Government agencies that have Microsoft 365 GCC High can use Webex for Government to schedule and start meetings. Previously Webex for Government users were able to use the GCC moderate calendar. Non-DoD agencies that have higher assurance than GCC Moderate can now use their GCC high calendars with Webex functionality. Highly secure users include customers such as US attorneys, investigative organizations, courts, and government policy makers. When these organizations are using Microsoft Outlook, they can use Webex for Government to schedule meetings, provide a meeting list of invitees, and have one button to push to start their shared service meetings.
This hybrid calendar service is a Webex scheduler which:
- Provides end users the ability to schedule a collaboration meeting with any calendar client connected to Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 without having to install plug-ins.
- Shows the meetings list in a user’s Webex App—desktop, mobile, web, and devices.
- Pops up a notification with a join button, also known as One Button to Push (OBTP).
- Updates a user’s Webex App presence status when the user sets up automatic replies in Outlook (sometimes referred to as out-of-office status).
Webex for Government advanced security features maintain the quality and protection of your meetings. Data encryption used by the calendar service is the same Webex cloud encryption service used by the Webex App—all user generated content is end-to-end encrypted.
Webex for Government transcripts include speaker names
The transcripts recorded within a Webex meeting now have the speaker’s name associated with each documented verbiage. Readers of the transcript can easily tell who is talking during a meeting.
Speaker attribution in recording transcripts is extremely valuable to many users. For those who are listening to recorded meetings, seeing who spoke or who is speaking gives added clarity to the information. Transcripts are often used to capture meeting minutes or points discussed. With this feature, users can accurately pinpoint the dialogues spoken by all participants. This creates a huge benefit in productivity as users will not have to go back and listen to the recording to identify who said what. Since an average recording is greater than 50 minutes long, having speaker names on the transcript reduces the time it takes to gain insights from a recording.
Another major need addressed by this feature is accessibility. Organizations with users who have hearing disabilities can watch a recording along with the transcript and understand who spoke which dialogue without needing to hear the audio.
Webex for Government helps your organization be compliant
Webex for Government is the premiere solution when you need FedRAMP compliance for your organization. With added features such as integrating with GCC high calendar and speaker names on transcripts, this collaboration service becomes even more valuable to Webex users.
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