Cisco Systems released the collaboration platform “Webex for Defense” developed exclusively for the US Department of Defense on July 6th. Webex for Defense has been provisionally licensed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to operate at Pentagon Impact Level 5 (DoD IL5). It can handle the Department of Defense’s national security system, managed non-confidential information (CUI), and mission-critical information. It is allowed to support all workloads such as calls, meetings and messages end-to-end. Webex for Defense will be integrated into the entire portfolio of “Webex” devices, allowing users to connect securely from smartphones, desktops and more. Webex for Defense is connected to the Pentagon’s information network through a DISA-managed cloud access point (CAP) and is delivered from a Cisco-hosted DoD IL5-certified data center. Cisco will also offer FedRAMP (Federal Risk Management Certification Program) certified Webex for Government for federal agencies and customers with a defense industry base. In June, Cisco announced a completely revamped Webex suite, adding many new features. Webex is a familiar brand, but it faces fierce competition in collaboration as platforms such as Zoom acquire new customers in the Corona sword. Cisco can showcase Webex’s security features by offering Webex for Defense for the Pentagon. According to the company, the National Security Agency (NSA) began in 2021 with guidelines for “choosing and safely using collaboration services for telework,” in which Webex is a secure collaboration. It is evaluated as the best combination of services. This article was edited by Asahi Interactive for Japan from an article from overseas Red Ventures.