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15 Oct 2020, by 737862-ca in Confident Faith

Ultimately, if you choose Webex Meetings over Zoom, you’re trading a little depth and usability for better, more reliable security.

There’s also a permanent room number—a six-digit string similar to Zoom’s random room numbers that people can save and use as an alternate means to join your meetings if they don’t have the link.

For people who join while driving or biking, there’s also an audio-only mode that turns off video, puts a giant mute/unmute button on the screen, and removes all the other controls so you can keep your eyes on the road. 

By default, all scheduled meetings must have a password, and you can further limit who can attend by requiring all attendees to have a Webex account. You can lock meetings either manually or automatically at a specified interval after the meeting’s start time. You can even require attendees to register for a given meeting in advance. Hosts can also set privileges for participants, including whether they are able to chat, save and print chat logs, annotate screen shares, see other people’s personal information, and more.

For those willing to pay, Cisco’s Plus and Business plans provide higher participant limits, the ability to delegate meeting scheduling, customizable personal room links, tie-ins with third-party video systems and other apps, cloud storage, recording transcriptions, 24/7 customer support, and single sign-on (SSO) for corporate domains. In general, these plans are feature-comparable with Zoom’s plans, though Webex allows for fewer participants at each level. For startups and most small businesses, the free plan is probably fine, but companies with more than 50 employees ought to look into a paid plan.