How do you authenticate a user?

Can you make sure that the person trying to access your video is indeed who they claim to be? To be given access to video, playback, or otherwise, they first need to be authenticated by the network whose goal is to differentiate legitimate from illegitimate users. There are plenty of authentication methods, from a classic, password authentication to token authentication to computer recognition. Companies often use password-protection in conjunction with another authentication method, such as SSO, to enhance security. Using an enterprise video platform, admins can define their authentication process as well as set restrictions based on a user’s IP, location, or domain.

 

Who can view, share, or make changes to your videos?

Who would you like to be given access to your corporate videos, and to which extent? In many cases, companies seek to provide an individual or a group with partial access to video content. For example, allow playback yet not sharing. Assigning rights and roles helps companies to ensure their videos aren’t edited, deleted, or shared by unauthorized parties. An enterprise video platform empowers admins to issue user rights in a granular way. Consequently, they can enhance transparency while simplifying the administrative process.

 

Where are your videos stored?

Do you store corporate videos on a public-facing platform? Maybe a shared drive or internet local-area network (LAN)? Either way, your solution is probably not ideal. A shared drive and LAN are not built to support heavy files like video, whereas storing internal, sensitive content on a public video platform—such as YouTube or Vimeo—may jeopardize your internal communication since such platforms are public by design and don’t conform to an enterprise-level security standard.

An enterprise video platform is an optimal solution for internal video storage as it’s private by design. Choosing a SaaS video platform further allows companies to scale their data storage capacity up or down as well as benefit from multiple levels of protection. Learn more

Note: we will be publishing a new Q&A on a weekly basis for the next couple of months. Stay tuned for next week’s Q&A:Are your videos downloadable?