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Comparing Online Meetings Products

See why Webex is the best fit for your online meeting needs, from capabilities to video quality and more.

Webex

Zoom

Microsoft Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams

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Service Capabilities

Meeting capacity1025+Up to 1,025 concurrent users in a single meeting; 3,000 for events500250 250
Up to 1,025 concurrent users in a single meeting; 3,000 for events
Webcast capacity40,000+100-10,000Capacity depends on license10000with E510000with Azure
Capacity depends on licensewith E5with Azure
Multiple meeting typesWebex Meetings, Webex Training, Webex Support, Webex Events, Webex Webcasting, plus optional white glove services.No tailored offerings for specialty meetings and no white glove services available
Webex Meetings, Webex Training, Webex Support, Webex Events, Webex Webcasting, plus optional white glove services.No tailored offerings for specialty meetings and no white glove services available
Cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deploymentCloud or on-premises onlyCloud or on-premises onlyCloud only
Cloud or on-premises onlyCloud or on-premises onlyCloud only
MPEG 4 recordingWindows Media, local recordingWindows Media, local recording
Windows Media, local recordingWindows Media, local recording
Content storage integrationBox, Dropbox, IBM Connections, Google, OneDriveBox, Dropbox, IBM Connections, Google, OneDriveSkype for Business, OneDrive, Box, DropboxSkype for Business, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox
Box, Dropbox, IBM Connections, Google, OneDriveBox, Dropbox, IBM Connections, Google, OneDriveSkype for Business, OneDrive, Box, DropboxSkype for Business, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox
Join via H.323 or SIP video devices without added costWebex video conferencing is included and connects your video devices into a Webex meeting. Also includes interoperability with Microsoft Skype for Business.LimitedMust pay for extra for rooms or for interoperabilityLimitedMicrosoft Skype for Business certified endpoints onlyLimitedMicrosoft Teams certified endpoints only
Webex video conferencing is included and connects your video devices into a Webex meeting. Also includes interoperability with Microsoft Skype for Business.Must pay for extra for rooms or for interoperabilityMicrosoft Skype for Business certified endpoints onlyMicrosoft Teams certified endpoints only
Personal rooms with advanced featuresAuto lock/unlock, allow user entrance into personal room, and more Personal meeting ID and personal linkLimitedNeeds to be an admin settingLimitedNeeds to be an admin setting
Auto lock/unlock, allow user entrance into personal room, and more Personal meeting ID and personal linkNeeds to be an admin settingNeeds to be an admin setting

Innovations

Team collaboration featuresIncludes Cisco Webex Teams for persistent messaging, file sharing, and white boarding with anyone on any device
Includes Cisco Webex Teams for persistent messaging, file sharing, and white boarding with anyone on any device
Video call backUsers can have Webex dial their video devices to simplify the join experience
Users can have Webex dial their video devices to simplify the join experience
Background noise detectionHelps reduce distractions from background noise
Helps reduce distractions from background noise
Augmented reality (AR) capabilitiesLimitedvia iOS
via iOS
No downloads/plug-ins needed to participate Native browser-based fast join using WebRTC. Host or attend video rich meetings with screen & application sharing. No Downloads or plug-ins needed.LimitedNo downloads/plug-ins needed to join meeting. Basic meeting functionality only. No video, sharing, or hosting capabilities.
Native browser-based fast join using WebRTC. Host or attend video rich meetings with screen & application sharing. No Downloads or plug-ins needed.No downloads/plug-ins needed to join meeting. Basic meeting functionality only. No video, sharing, or hosting capabilities.

Mobile features

Simplfied scheduling from mobile devicesAdd @Webex to the meeting location field to automatically populate the join information. No download or plug-in required.Multistep process requires Zoom app on mobile deviceRequires Skype for Business and Outlook apps on mobile deviceRequires desktop device
Add @Webex to the meeting location field to automatically populate the join information. No download or plug-in required.Multistep process requires Zoom app on mobile deviceRequires Skype for Business and Outlook apps on mobile deviceRequires desktop device
Native sharing from mobile devicesLimitedShare from content stores
Share from content stores
Automatic dial in and call-back options LimitedNo ability for callback
No ability for callback

Security

FedRAMP authorizedWebex meets the stringent requirements set forth by the U.S. Federal Government
Webex meets the stringent requirements set forth by the U.S. Federal Government
Prevent unauthorized meeting attendeesSimple option to lock a room to require attendees to be admitted by host. Hosts can set option to prevent unauthenticated users from entering Personal Room or “lobby”.
Simple option to lock a room to require attendees to be admitted by host. Hosts can set option to prevent unauthenticated users from entering Personal Room or “lobby”.
Auto-lock personal roomHost can set room to automatically lock after meeting begins
Host can set room to automatically lock after meeting begins
Securing meeting contentContent or messaging shared during a meeting goes away after the meeting ends unless host specifically saves itContent continues to be stored in the Microsoft cloud even after the meeting has endedContent continues to be stored in the Microsoft cloud even after the meeting has ended
Content or messaging shared during a meeting goes away after the meeting ends unless host specifically saves it Content continues to be stored in the Microsoft cloud even after the meeting has endedContent continues to be stored in the Microsoft cloud even after the meeting has ended

Scheduling and joining meetings

Fast scheduling in standard appsMicrosoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus NotesMicrosoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus NotesLimitedMicrosoft OutlookLimitedMicrosoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus NotesMicrosoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Lotus NotesMicrosoft OutlookMicrosoft Outlook
Simplified schedulingWith Hybrid Calendar Service enabled, simply add @Webex to meeting location field to automatically populate join information. Works from mobile or desktop device.
With Hybrid Calendar Service enabled, simply add @Webex to meeting location field to automatically populate join information. Works from mobile or desktop device.
Customizable personal room address
One-button joinPush the "green button" to join from mobile, desktop, phone, or video devicesRequires middleware setupLimitedMicrosoft Skype for Business certified endpoints onlyLimitedMicrosoft Teams certified endpoints only
Push the "green button" to join from mobile, desktop, phone, or video devicesRequires middleware setupMicrosoft Skype for Business certified endpoints onlyMicrosoft Teams certified endpoints only
Pair mobile device with room system to simplify joinCisco Intelligent Proximity is integrated into Webex
Cisco Intelligent Proximity is integrated into Webex
Optimized join from Apple devicesSiri Kit, Face ID for iPhone X, Touch ID sign in from Apple iOS devices
Siri Kit, Face ID for iPhone X, Touch ID sign in from Apple iOS devices

Video quality

Global data center supportWebex leverages a global architecture of data centers purpose-built for meetings. Attendees automatically connect through the closest data center, which improves meeting speed and performance.LimitedLimitedLeverages Azure backbone built for email and non-real-time contentLimitedLeverages Azure backbone built for email and non-real-time content
Webex leverages a global architecture of data centers purpose-built for meetings. Attendees automatically connect through the closest data center, which improves meeting speed and performance. Leverages Azure backbone built for email and non-real-time contentLeverages Azure backbone built for email and non-real-time content
Best-in-class video endpointsCisco has the broadest video endpoint portfolio in the industry with award-winning designZoom does not offer endpoints
Cisco has the broadest video endpoint portfolio in the industry with award-winning designZoom does not offer endpoints
Integration of codecs, software, hardwareCisco Video Experience combines award winning design and ease of use to increase user adoption by optimizing video and providing detailed analytics for utilization
Cisco Video Experience combines award winning design and ease of use to increase user adoption by optimizing video and providing detailed analytics for utilization
Support for multiple devices in a single meetingSupports users on web browsers, webcams, mobile devices, and standards-based SIP video endpoints, going up to 720p high definition in a single video conferenceLimitedRequires video interoperability licenses
Supports users on web browsers, webcams, mobile devices, and standards-based SIP video endpoints, going up to 720p high definition in a single video conferenceRequires video interoperability licenses