How To Keep Your Videos Secure

by Samuel Bochetta 

There are lots of scenarios where you may want a video to be private. For example, you may be producing videos showing your employees how to use an internal piece of software, or perhaps sharing a message from your CEO to your network. YouTube or Vimeo may be good enough for your marketing team but sensitive videos shouldn’t have the ability to be shared.

Private and Unlisted Videos

Private and Unlisted Videos are a great way to share sensitive videos to a handful of people, but when distributing videos to hundreds or thousands of employees, you hit limitations from Vimeo and YouTube and risk others from sharing those links.

Time to Upgrade

Enterprise video platforms such as Viddler provide advanced security options and analytics to see who is actually watching your videos. These platforms also come with a variety of controls to put different employees into various access groups. This can ensure for example that only the employees of the correct department see the appropriate videos.

Employee Logins

Employees accessing videos through logged-in services such as an internal intranet or LMS ensures that only those employees have access to your content. If you don’t yet have a secure, logged-in area yet, we offer an application complete with user permissions and tracking to make sure your content is secured. If you want to offer a way for your staff to keep their passwords secure, suggest the use of an advanced password manager to help them secure and store their passwords.

Time Restricted Videos

If you want your videos only to be shown for a short time, some platforms offer time-based delivery options. This means that the video will only be available for a set time. You may even have the ability to schedule the video availability based on user role and department.

IP Restricted Videos

If you want to be even more specific for who can see your videos, some platforms offer IP address restriction. This means you can either approve or deny certain IP addresses. To put it another way, a person will not be able to access the video unless their IP address has been allowed or “whitelisted.”

Real-Time Encryption

Video platforms using real-time encryption on your videos means that only a certain portion of the video is being loaded at a time, depending on what part of the video the viewer is watching. This means that the whole video isn’t being saved in the cache to the viewer’s local computer.

Also, this allows you to prevent different browser plugins and tools from downloading the video in its entirety. In short, real-time encryption sends your video to the viewer in “packets” that are only a few seconds long. This is why Viddler uses encryption so no one can steal your videos.


Having a secure video platform for your healthcare website that keeps people from re-sharing your videos is vital to keeping your operations yours. Both in terms of training and company assets, it’s very important that your videos don’t get shared without permission, and that your competitors don’t find your videos.

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