Barco releases ClickShare software update 1.9.1

Barco releases ClickShare software update 1.9.1

(PRESS RELEASE) KORTRIJK, Belgium, 16-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco strengthens security and functionality of its wireless presentation and collaboration system with the release of ClickShare software update 1.9.1.

Security is a continuous journey

Next to being ISO27001 certified, Barco ClickShare products are designed with security, privacy and confidentiality in mind, and with every quarterly software release new features and fixes are added to the product range. Barco also has a Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) that continuously monitors privacy and security risks on its portfolio and drives security improvements to maintain ClickShare’s earned reputation as one of the most trusted wireless collaboration tools on the market.

Barco addresses a set of exposures discovered through ethical hacking, amongst others, in the most recent December update.

Michael Vanderheeren, Director Product Management, explained: “In October of this year, consultants from F-Secure reached out and shared that they had managed to gain access to our ClickShare solution. By upgrading to our 1.9.1 software release, customers can further harden their devices and continue enjoying the best experience and security on their ClickShare. We strongly recommend all customers to upgrade to this latest version.”

How to play safe, now and in future

David Martens, PSIRT expert added: “Security flaws always sound very scary, as most of us think of intercepting information, installing malware or retrieving passwords. To date, we have not received any reports of vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild, and when upgraded to the 1.9.1 software, the only way to get access to confidential information will be through physical access to the ClickShare Base Unit. Simply put: unless you go through the hassle of tampering with the electronics inside the Clickshare hardware, you will not get access to any information.”

ClickShare units can be updated through the ‘auto-update’ function in the product, or by using the free XMS (Cloud) Management platform. Updates for units that are not connected to the network can be done by downloading and installing here.

About Barco

Barco is a technology company based in Belgium, specializing in digital projection and imaging technology, focusing on three core markets: entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions), enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), and healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room). Barco realized 1.028 billion euro sales in 2018. Barco employs 3,600 professionals around the world.

Media contact:

Inge Govaerts
Corporate Communications Officer
Barco nv

Telephone +32 56 36 80 52




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