By James Pero For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:44 BST, 7 May 2020 | Updated: 20:44 BST, 7 May 2020
Zoom has purchased a security and encryption company called Keybase in an effort to address its high-profile security issues and bring expertise to its increasingly popular platform.
Keybase will help the videoconferencing platform implement end-to-end encryption that is designed to safeguard user data and privacy and bolster its current security measures after the company incorrectly claimed its service used full encryption.
Details of the deal, including purchase price, have not been publicly disclosed.
Zoom has acquired the security company Keybase in a bid to strengthen its security measures and help bring end-to-end encryption to its platform (stock)
CNBC reports that encrypted information will not be stored on Zoom's servers and a a new more robust system will prevent meeting participants from calling in by phone and disable cloud-based records of the call when end-to-en encryption is enabled.
Once introduced, the Zoom user starting a call will be able to enable end-to-end encryption before beginning a meeting.
The move will augment recently introduced security features including the ability to lock meetings and prevent other users from joining, the