SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online video conferencing innovator Nefsis® announced today the expansion of its firewall and proxy traversal capabilities for business customers. Firewall and proxy traversal is an essential component in online video conferencing among widely dispersed participants that access the Internet from their own, separate networks. In addition to longstanding support for industry standard proxy protocols, Nefsis added several vendor-specific optimizations to its global cloud that further improve connection success rates. These improvements make it easier to hold on-demand, desktop video conferencing sessions with external participants, particularly for those in larger companies, healthcare and financial services where proxy servers are prevalent.
"One of the big challenges in video conferencing is desktop reach – virtually all business users are behind firewalls and proxies," said Allen Drennan, Nefsis Chief Technology Officer. "IT staff can meet this challenge with gateway servers, video routers, MCUs, and other infrastructure hardware. Or, get all of the above functionality in a cloud-based online service. The cloud-based approach is less expensive and offers automatic updates as proxy standards evolve, plus no more worry about running out of ports as business video conferencing becomes more popular."
Nefsis supports proxy authentication, standards including WPAD, NTLM, PAC without JSProxy, Socks5, and manual proxy configuration settings. Vendor-specific optimizations address devices such as Squid Web Proxy, Microsoft® Threat Management Gateway/ISA Server, and others. In addition, Nefsis added more fallback mechanisms for proxy servers with no installed proxy client.
The added proxy support is available now to all Nefsis customers and free trial users. For a free 14-day trial of Nefsis Professional, visit Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company's global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
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