What You Need to Know About Secure Video Sharing


March 20, 2020·6 min read

Not every video is destined for a wide release. We explain why your business might need secure video sharing, ways to secure video content, and more.

Viral video, that’s what it’s all about…right?

Nope. For most businesses, the most important thing is to make sure your video reaches your target audience.

But when your video contains sensitive or even confidential information, what then? How do you make sure only the right people see your content?

While there are plenty of reasons you might want to engage in secure video sharing, internal communications is one of the most common.

If you’re already using video for internal communications (or thinking of starting) to share updates and engage your team, then video security is undoubtedly on your mind.

This is true for more and more organizations today than it was even a few months ago. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unusual circumstances it’s wrought for everyone, more companies have gone fully (if temporarily) remote and are scrambling to figure out what that means and how to keep things running smoothly.

Your team may be remote, but that doesn’t mean they have to feel that way. Password-protected video sharing—and other secure video sharing options like IP whitelisting or single sign-on (SSO)—can help keep your team connected, with leadership and one another.

  1. Contents
  2. 1.Why Do You Need Secure Video Sharing?
  3. 2.Questions to Consider About Secure Video Sharing
  4. 3.Password Protected Video Sharing and Other Ways to Secure a Video
  5. 4.Where to Use Secure Video
  6. 5.What Videos Do I Need to Protect?
  7. 6.How a Private Video Sharing Platform Can Help
  8. 6.1What Can You Do with Vidyard for Internal Comms?

Why Do You Need Secure Video Sharing?

Not every video is destined for wide release and they don’t all belong on social channels. But why should you think about secure video sharing in particular?

Internal communications is one of the biggest use cases for secure video, for good reason. A solid secure video sharing solution makes it easier for businesses to effectively communicate and collaborate (especially with a primarily remote workforce). The best tools make it easier for employees to connect and engage.

Maintaining effective lines of communication with your team is a critical part of any successful business. It becomes increasingly challenging when your team is adjusting to a remote work environment, as is the case during the current global health crisis.

When you can’t turn around and tap someone on the shoulder or get them to stop by your desk so you can show them how to do something, it becomes more and more important to find ways to make sure those conversations and those connections can still happen.

But it’s not only communications between coworkers that needs to keep happening. Your leadership also needs an effective way to deliver secure and timely updates to the team—especially in a situation where things are changing quickly and people need clear and accurate information to make decisions.

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Traditional text-based communication can leave a lot of room for interpretation. Video, on the other hand, lets leaders include important verbal and nonverbal cues in their comms to make sure people understand the information they’re consuming. This is especially critical when information is sensitive, as many messages during this time may be. Additionally, secure video sharing can actually be more secure than traditional text-based communications which are easily copied.

The information you share with employees, or that colleagues share with one another, is often confidential and not for public consumption.

Picture a strategic update from your executive team or even an AMA with your leader. Now think of project updates, campaign planning, design or code reviews, and other things your employees need to share with one another.

They’re all things you don’t want in your competitors’ hands.

Secure video sharing solutions help you ensure that your messages are seen by the right people—and only those people.

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