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A Comparison of the Top 4 Enterprise Video Platforms | 2021

By Shahan Zafar & Noreen Zafar
An enterprise worker watching a video on her tablet

Knowing about enterprise video platforms is important in this world of the internet, where the audience is appealed more by videos and moving images than they are by reading books or texts. So much so that YouTube has become the world’s second-largest searched engine, right behind the Almighty Google. Today, the streaming market is complete. Different video platforms provide solutions to all the needs of the sector, and enterprise video platforms are one amongst them.

To harness the power of video, there are video platforms out there that enable businesses to stream video to achieve their objectives. We did a detailed guide on video platforms that you can always have a look at, to get an overview of the video platform market.

In this blog, we are going to talk about one type of video platform, which is called an enterprise video platform (or known as enterprise video content management system of enterprise video streaming platform).

What is an Enterprise Video Platform? 

An enterprise video platform is a superior video platform that helps organizations effectively stream and manage their video content for all use cases: end-to-end across the enterprise. Whether it be sharing videos, or embedding on an external site, hosting video courses, or managing recorded meetings, an enterprise video platform can do it all.

They are different from other video platforms in the sense that they provide a complete solution. This improves video management and governance as IT admins don't need to manage multiple platforms in one organization.

Enterprise Video Platform Infographic

These platforms have been of significance in the post-COVID world, where businesses have gone virtual and the need to manage video content has increased. According to ReportLinker, the global enterprise video platform market is expected to reach $17.5 billion by 2027.

Read Our Blog: 7 Technologies to Make Remote Working an Organizational Success 

 

Factors to Consider Before Choosing an Enterprise Video Platform

Businesses that use video streaming platforms for training and other business communication have one question in mind. How can we make data secure and safe? Thus, making security and privacy the most important factor in deciding which EVP to use. There are several options to select from, it is important for businesses to first understand what these factors are.

Security

With rising security breaches and threats from cyberattacks, security is not optional. It is important to consider on both an application-level and data storage level, whether an enterprise video platform is secure or not. Salient features to look for include end-to-end encryption in transit and at rest, role-based access controls, customizable security policies etc.

Security Infographic

Source: Accenture Ninth Annual Cost of Cybercrime Study

Privacy and Confidentiality

Speaking of YouTube, why not post all your videos there?

YouTube is the leading video platform however it is an open platform for typical use. Everyone has access to watch the videos you post on YouTube.

An enterprise video platform should be able to handle restricted videos intended for clients, training or recorded meetings.

A good video platform will also allow safe viewing of your private videos. Along with an authentication process, your system must encrypt the connection between spectators, browsers, and your hosting server to prevent unauthorized access to your video streams.

Personalization/Branding

For businesses, it is important to have their portals customized as per their brand. This added feature makes the platform look personal and gives users the freedom to change the design, layout, and characteristics as per their needs. Through customization, the EVP gives businesses the advantage to maximize their visibility and accessibility.

Integrations

Like any other form of data, one of the biggest challenges that organizations face with video data is that a lot of it is siloed and exists in sperate IT systems. This makes it difficult to implement effective mechanisms for governance, security, compliance etc. It also makes it difficult to use video data in combination with other types of data.  

Integration Infographic 2

Therefore, it’s important to consider the integration options that your video platform supports. Also, look for whether it provides API access to support communication with your existing IT systems.  

Based on how video data is used and the value it brings, we would recommend looking for the following integrations: 

  • Online Meeting Solutions or Video Conferencing (Zoom, MS Teams, Cisco Webex etc.) 
  • Content Management System (CMS) 
  • Learning Management System (LMS) 
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) 
  • Analytics Applications 
  • Cloud Storage

 

Comparing the Top 4 Enterprise Video Platforms 

VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube

VIDIZMO offers a secure and compliant enterprise video platform “EnterpriseTube” with detailed features for live and on-demand streaming for both internal and external audiences.

VIDIZMO EnterpriseTube is best for organizations seeking to host and stream live and on-demand video content, to internal and external audiences in a secure and compliant way, with end-to-end encryption, granular access and sharing. On top of that, VIDIZMO has a broad range of integrations and AI capabilities available.

 

Strengths:

Overall
  • Recognized by Gartner
  • Live streaming (RTMP, RTSP, HLS) with interactivity
  • Live streaming from drone and CCTV
  • Set up backup live streams
  • Desktop application for offline viewing
  • Brand video portals using in-built options or custom CSS
  • Public videos are indexed on Google
  • Available in Azure and AWS Commercial cloud in region of choice
  • Available in Azure and AWS Government Cloud
  • Host in private cloud of choice
  • Host and stream videos on-premise

Security and Compliance

  • FIPS 140-2 compliant end-to-end encryption of videos
  • SSO integration (25+ types of SSO supported)
  • Password protect videos
  • Data secured in transit using AES and TLS 1.2/1.3
  • Data stored in Microsoft Azure or AWS’s secure datacenters with AES encryption
  • Set Geo-restrictions and IP restrictions
  • Set custom login timeout 
  • Set a customizable security policy (For example, restrict external sharing for the entire organization or for certain departments) 
  • Audit trails available for system and individual video files
  • Audit trails with level access – where users can only view logs based on their access
  • Data can be stored in Azure that covers around 90 compliances or AWS that covers numerous compliance as well
  • Set a custom video retention policy
  • Set custom privacy policy and terms of use
  • Section 508 compliant platform and video playback
Content Management, Segregation and Sharing
  • Can create groups and portals to map access based on your organization’s departments
  • Set video access as anonymous, entire organization, specific portals, specific groups or users
  • User and groups are automatically synced with SSO through SCIM
  • Define for every video what users with access can do (whether they can download, embed, or share ahead), and can also set these permissions on both user and group level
  • Schedule and expire video access
  • Generate multiple links to share externally and expire them when needed
  • Limited sharing (no. of views and time period)
  • Email sharing (external recipients will need to authenticate temporarily to view content)
  • Replace video without changing video URL, embed code and sharable Link
  • Video embedding on external sites
  • Allow users to submit content and interact on content with optional moderation 
  • Create custom metadata to filter and improve search (eg. Author name, unique ID, stadium location etc.)
  • Search inside video through AI generated transcripts
  • Search inside video using faces and objects
  • Automatic and manual tags to improve search

Integrations

  • SSO integrations (25+ types)
  • LMS integrations
  • Zoom, MS Teams, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans integration to ingest recorded meetings
  • CMS integration
  • SharePoint integration
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Widgets to embed in existing IT systems
  • API support

Artificial Intelligence

  • Automatic transcripts in multiple languages (ASR)
  • Facial recognition
  • Object recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic tags based on topics, sentiments, and insights
  • Custom AI models

Weaknesses:

  • Content creation tools not offered by default and need to integrate for content creation
  • Monetization features not offered by default and need to integrate with 3rd party tools
  • Documents (Word files, PPTs, and PDFs) can be added but no editing features for these
  • Can’t add chapters in videos
  • Option to embed an entire channel is not available 
  • Does not natively integrate with certain IT systems such as VDI, but such integrations are provided as part of professional services 
  • AI to generate table of contents is not available 

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Kaltura

Kaltura Logo

Kaltura is best for organizations seeking to create, host and stream live and on-demand video content, to internal and external audiences. Kaltura has great content creation tools, AI capabilities and video management tools, but lacks in a few places in terms of security, usability and adaptability by end-users.  

Strengths

Overall

  • Recognized by Gartner
  • A range of OTT-focused services and monetization features
  • Allows you to add quizzes and polls in videos
  • Provides detailed analytics for videos
  • Offers video portal branding to customize look and feel
  • Offers a customizable player
  • Includes rich content creation tools
  • Available in AWS and Azure Commercial cloud
  • Offers on-premise video streaming
Security and Compliance
  • Encryption at rest using AES and in transit using TLS 1.3.
  • DRM support
  • Role based access control
  • SSO integration
  • Audit trails
  • Can add custom privacy policy to application (eg., GDPR consent form before using)
  • Section 508 compliant platform and video playback
Content Management, Segregation and Sharing
  • Can create channels to segregate access to content based on teams or departments
  • Can embed videos on external sites
  • Link sharing
  • Can share with individual users
  • Search inside video for spoken words
  • Tags and custom metadata for search
Integrations
  • SSO integrations available
  • Zoom integration available
  • LMS integrations available
  • CMS integrations available
Artificial Intelligence
  • Automatic transcription
  • Automatic translation of transcriptions
  • Facial and object recognition
  • Automatic tagging

Weaknesses

  • Deployment requires a great deal of time and investment
  • The platform includes unpredictable costs
  • Doesn’t support SCORM for e-learning
  • Doesn’t offer drone mapping and KLV metadata support
  • No backup live stream option
  • No bulk editing for video files
  • No desktop application for offline viewing
  • No frame by frame analysis
  • No password protection for videos
  • No professional services to cater to specific security requirements
  • Can’t configure login timeout
  • Can’t set a customizable security policy (For example, restrict external sharing for entire organization or for certain departments) 
  • Audit trails not available in application, but need to be requested through API
  • Can’t set custom media retention policy
  • No professional services to cater to specific compliance requirements
  • Not available in Azure or AWS government cloud
  • Users and groups may need to be synced manually. Though Kaltura offers SSO sync, the process is not that well developed for SCIM
  • Can’t bulk add and edit users
  • Can’t limit permissions for end users (eg., restrict downloading, embedding, sharing)
  • Can’t generate multiple links
  • Limited sharing (time and no. of views) options are not available
  • No SSO and authenticated embedding 
  • No integrations for Cisco Webex
  • Limited SSO integrations and no SCIM for cross domain identity management
  • No Google analytics integration
  • No custom AI models offered at the moment
  • Not available on Azure Government
  • Not available on AWS Government

Panopto 

Panopto is best for educational institutes seeking to create, host and stream live and on-demand video content. Panopto has great content creation tools, AI capabilities, video sharing and management. However, it has a few limitations in security and compliance, and the external video streaming user experience is not the best.

Strengths

Overall

  • Recognized by Gartner
  • Detailed and user-friendly content creation tools that work best for lecture capture
  • Desktop application available with offline viewing
  • SCORM Support for e-learning
  • Add quizzes, PDFs, websites in videos but no support for audio files (audio descriptions may need to be uploaded for accessibility)
  • Bulk editing for video files
  • Offers video portal branding to customize look and feel
  • Available in AWS and Azure Commercial cloud
  • Offers on-premise video streaming
Security and Compliance
  • Data secure in transit using SSL
  • Data encrypted at rest, but encryption cryptography and mechanism is not mentioned by Panopto
  • Role based access control
  • SSO integrations
  • Can set custom media retention policy, but can’t configure the number of days media stays in recycle bin
  • Section 508 compliant platform and video playback
Content Management, Segregation, and Sharing
  • Can create groups and department folders to segregate access to content based on teams or departments
  • Share the video with the public, entire organization or specific groups or users
  • Can embed videos on external sites
  • Link sharing
  • Search inside video for spoken words (ASR)
  • Search inside video for objects (OCR)
  • Tags and custom metadata for search
Integrations
  • Zoom integration available
  • LMS integrations available
  • CMS integrations available
  • SSO integrations available
Artificial Intelligence
  • Automatic transcription (ASR)
  • Automatic translation of transcriptions
  • Object recognition (OCR)
  • Automatic tagging
  • Automatic table of contents for videos

Weaknesses

  • Few monetization features – current monetization offered through InPlayer integration
  • Doesn’t offer drone mapping and KLV metadata support
  • No backup live stream option
  • No frame by frame analysis
  • No annotations
  • Limited branding and customizations for the video player
  • No DRM support
  • No password protection for videos
  • No professional services to cater to specific security requirements
  • Can’t configure login timeout
  • Audit trails not available in the application, and you need to contact Panopto support to request them
  • No professional services to cater to specific compliance requirements
  • Not available in Azure or AWS government cloud
  • Can’t add a custom privacy policy to the application (eg., GDPR consent form before using)
  • No SCIM support so users and groups may need to be synced manually. You can create groups automatically, but the issue is in syncing
  • Can’t bulk edit users
  • Can’t limit permissions for end-users (eg., restrict downloading, embedding, sharing)
  • Can’t generate multiple links
  • Limited sharing (time and no. of views) options are not available
  • No SSO and Authenticated Embedding 
  • No custom metadata support (eg. Author name, unique ID, stadium location, etc.)
  • Limited SSO integrations and no SCIM for cross-domain identity management
  • No Google analytics integration
  • No facial recognition offered at the moment
  • No custom AI models offered at the moment
  • Not available on Azure Government
  • Not available on AWS Government

New Microsoft Stream 

New Microsoft Stream is best for organizations seeking to host and stream on-demand video content, to internal audiences. While video management and sharing are great, Microsoft Stream is not best optimized for playback, with limited encoding, no transcriptions, and AI capabilities.

Strengths:

Overall

  • Recognized by Gartner
  • Folders and channels to organize large amounts of video files
  • Manage video and other documents through one single application
Security and Compliance
  • FIPS 140-2 compliant end-to-end encryption of videos
  • SSO integration
  • Data stored in Microsoft Azure’s secure datacenters
  • Audit logs available for system and individual video files
  • Microsoft compliance center to manage compliances
  • Data stored in Azure that covers around 90 compliances
  • Set a custom video retention policy

Content Management, Segregation and Sharing

  • Can create teams and map access based on your organization’s departments
  • Set video access to the entire organization, specific group, or person
  • Share videos externally through links or email
Integrations
  • SSO integration available
  • Integration with Microsoft Teams to automatically ingest recorded meetings
  • Automatic transcripts in English
  • Option to choose datacenter location in Microsoft Azure

Weaknesses:

  • No pre-encoding and caching for large files
  • Can’t manually add transcripts
  • Can’t add quizzes or forms in videos
  • No live streaming
  • Can’t create a YouTube-like portal for external streaming
  • No branding features
  • No monetization features
  • Can’t customize the player
  • No annotations, closed captions, and keyboard shortcuts in player
  • Doesn’t support SCORM for e-learning
  • No professional services to cater to specific security requirements
  • Can’t add a custom privacy policy to the application (eg., GDPR consent form before using)
  • No professional services to cater to specific compliance requirements
  • External video embedding options are not available
  • Can’t generate multiple links
  • Limited sharing (time and no. of views) options are not available
  • No SSO and authenticated Embedding 
  • Search inside video using transcripts, is not available
  • Search using faces and objects is not available
  • Limited metadata support for videos
  • No custom metadata support (eg. Author name, unique ID, stadium location etc.)
  • A lot of integrations need to be custom built using the Microsoft Stream API
  • No integration with Zoom
  • No Google analytics integration
  • Limited integrations outside Office365
  • No automatic multilingual transcripts
  • No automatic tagging of videos for improved search
  • No speech, object, and face recognition
  • No on-premises data hosting option
  • No data hosting options outside of Microsoft Azure

Learn more about VIDIZMO by visiting our website or contacting us today to get a demo, or request a free trial.

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