Keeping Uninvited Guests Out of Your Online Meeting
Posted by on August 26, 2020 7:10 am
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As more and more people began to leverage video conferencing and webcasting software, companies and users alike are becoming increasingly concerned about security features.
Securing web-based content is a challenge, particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. Even with enhanced security features for video conferences and live streams, follow these key security tips to keep uninvited guests out of your virtual meetings:
1. Keep Meeting Details Private
Users who interrupt video meetings do so by finding the meeting information posted online. This typically happens to brands that host live interviews, events, or forums via a meeting software and post the meeting credentials on social media or a public forum.
When information is public, anyone can easily find and abuse it.
Only share video meeting information with those who you invite. If you’re hosting a live event, have participants register before receiving the video meeting logins or links, which reduces the chance of uninvited guests crashing the party.
2. Require a Password
To further enhance security, add event password protection – where users must input a password to gain entry. You can also limit entry to authorized email addresses or domains only. For example, only an email address from your company’s email domain would be able to gain entry to the confidential town hall webcast.
3. Disable Others’ Settings
Within most video conferencing tools, hosts can disable guests’ audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities. Doing so gives the host control over the meeting and eliminates the possibility of interruptions. Even if you’re hosting a private team meeting, it’s beneficial to enable these features for productivity purposes.
4. Use Waiting Rooms
Video conferencing software also offers a feature called “Waiting Room.” When guests join the meeting, they are first put into a waiting room “outside” of the main event. The host then has control over who is allowed into the main meeting.
Host Secure Virtual Meetings
Are you worried about uninvited guests interrupting your video meetings and broadcasts? PGi delivers security features to provide a seamless experience for all.
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