Blog Article

Keeping Uninvited Guests Out of Your Online Meeting

Posted by on August 26, 2020 7:10 am

Download
Share This Blog

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: How to Use This Blog

  • Customize the beginning and end of the blog copy so it's tailored to you/your company.
  • Right-click on the photo below, and "Save as image" to download the photo and use it in your blog on your website.
  • Please include a link back to the original blog post on PGi's website: https://www.pgi.com/blog/2020/...
  • After you've posted the blog on your website, promote it on social! You can find suggested social copy below.


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.

[link to GlobalMeet page on your website]

---------------

Social Media Post (for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook)

Securing web-based content is a challenge, particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. Follow these key security tips to keep uninvited guests out of your virtual meetings: [link to partner blog] #PGiPartners #GlobalMeet

Keywords

conferencing, GlobalMeet, Security, Webcasting