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Zoom taps Merrillville company for additional security

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Merrillville-based Cimcor Inc. is taking advantage of the increased need for videoconferencing. The software provider has been tapped by California-based Zoom Video Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ZM) to provide additional integrity monitoring and security for the video meeting platform, which has seen a sharp increase in users due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cimcor says Zoom needed increased coverage and security for its servers and network devices due to the surge in demand.

“During this pandemic, there are new cybersecurity challenges and increased risk,” said Robert Johnson III, chief executive officer of Cimcor. “We are excited to be a part of the fundamental shift that Zoom is creating in how we communicate both in business and in our personal lives. As they continue to expand, we also will continue to work with Zoom as a strategic partner to help provide innovative methods to secure their dynamic and rapidly growing infrastructure.”

Cimcor says new partnership is a continuation of an existing relationship between the two companies. Zoom first used Cimcor’s CimTrak software last year in order to meet specific compliance requirements.

“The need for real-time security and compliance has continued to scale up as the use of Zoom increases globally,” said Richard Farley, chief information security officer at Zoom. “Working with Cimcor and implementing CimTrak ensures our teams are able to comply with expanding security and regulatory requirements, while being able to mitigate risks in real-time.”

The demand for videoconferencing software has risen so sharply because of the pandemic, Zoom’s stock has increased from approximately $69 per share at the beginning of the year to $244 per share as of Friday morning.