Visual Security Classification

This feature helps participants remain conscious of their meeting’s security classification when in a BroadWorks-managed call on the RealPresence Group Series system.

During and throughout a call, the Visual Security Classification (VSC) provides a visual indication to the system user of the calls security level which is dynamically calculated using the lowest security rating of all users and gateways within the call. During a call, you can override the security classification and assign a lower security classification level.

Remember the following:

  • Each BroadSoft-registered endpoint in the conference has a security classification level.
  • BroadSoft Application Server determines the default security classification level for a BroadWorks conference, and that default is the lowest of the levels involved in the conference. VSC is only supported on BroadWorks conferencing systems which are VSC aware and which have visibility of all participants in the call. VSC is not supported on Polycom VMRs, as BroadWorks does not have visibility of the callers on the Polycom MCU.
  • The security classification level is shared with all the endpoints that support the Visual Security Classification feature.
  • The security classification level of a conference call is re-evaluated whenever an endpoint enters or leaves a conference or when a user modifies the security classification level of an endpoint.

Any user who joins the call from an outside or unknown network is designated an “Unclassified” security classification level.

Visual Security Classification is disabled by default and can be enabled with a provisioning server or in the system web interface. Before enabling this feature, do the following:

  • Register the system to a BroadSoft R20 call server.

    Disable the Multipoint Video Conferencing option key.

  • Disable AS-SIP.