Secure screen sharing with Wire

July 28, 2016

Whether you need to walk a colleague through a spreadsheet, or a client through a presentation, screen sharing is an effective way to visually convey your ideas and collaborate.

Wire is proud to be the first on the market to start providing end-to-end encrypted screen sharing solution. In fact, it's quickly become one of the most popular Wire productivity features.

Screen sharing

Rarely is everyone based in the same location, meaning more and more of today’s business is conducted virtually through online meetings. This means conferencing tools and screen sharing apps have become a common feature in today’s meetings.

From weekly team check-ins, to board meetings, it’s easy to forget that the content shared through a screen sharing app is often highly sensitive and company confidential. Unfortunately, the majority of the screen sharing tools available to business users don’t enable end-to-end encryption, leaving both conversations and the content of the screen share open to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Tools including Microsoft Skype, and Slack fail to deliver this level of security, and even enterprise-grade products such as Webex have their own end-to-end encryption limitations.

Enterprise communications are a highly visible target for potential attackers, which is why Wire enables end-to-end encryption as standard across all communications – from chat messaging and file sharing, through to voice and video calls, and screen shares.

Secure your business communications

As online meetings become more pervasive across businesses, the use of any conferencing solution requires careful consideration. There are plenty of screen sharing services available on the market, and business users are often too quick to default to easy-to-use consumer desktop apps such as Skype or Google Hangouts.

However, it’s useful to understand the potential threats and risks to your business.

Screen sharing is hugely beneficial for geographically remote teams, and for client communications; it improves productivity and speeds decision making. So, if you intend to use screen sharing for company, or client, confidential content, it’s worth evaluating the security protocols that your preferred collaboration tool provides, and select screen sharing software that can offer end-to-end encryption to protect you against potential man-in-the-middle attacks.

Get started with secure screen sharing in Wire

It’s easy to start a secure, encrypted screen share in Wire. Simply start a voice or video call, and click the screen share icon. This starts the screen sharing session.

If your computer is connected to multiple screens then you first get a choice of which screen to share.

Screen sharing is available on Windows PCs, Apple Mac, and from Firefox browser when you use Wire for web. Unlike almost all other enterprise-grade solutions, Wire even works with Linux.

Importantly, Wire allows you to extend this security benefit to your client communications to provide clients with the best experience possible – even if they don’t have their own Wire accounts. Just create a guest room to create a temporary, yet fully secure channel through a web browser.

To learn why Wire has become the business collaboration and communication tool of choice for thousands of businesses worldwide, request a demo, or start a free 30-day trial.

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