Video is really becoming almost like a document type, which means we have a set of expectations—whether it is an on-demand file or live video—that we have the same levels of content protection in terms of workflows and security.
For example, say you are a public company and you have a pre-earnings announcement. Only a certain set of people may be intended to view that announcement before it becomes public, or it may contain information that is only intended for a certain audience even after the earnings are released. That content needs to be securely available and protected as it travels across the network and anywhere it gets stored, even temporarily, on the network.
So, how does AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ address the security of content?
The first layer of protection is encryption. All content is encrypted both while in transit and at rest. Only the receiver is going to be able to decrypt it.
The second layer of protection is the ability to multicast over HTTP and HTTPS.
And third, some organizations choose to use single source multicast (SSM), which allows them to specify the specific source or sources from which the content may be retrieved.
So Multicast+ gives CIOs several mechanisms to ensure the security and confidentiality of the organization’s intellectual property.
More detail about the security features of Multicast+ can be found in our technical white paper AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+: Next-Generation Multicast in the Age of HTML5.
From the IBM webinar Optimizing Video on Corporate Networks