We have recently learned just how much of our business activity can be carried out online. There has been an explosion of new video conferencing solutions but considering the information, we share during our virtual meetings and interviews; it is a must that the video conferencing platform we choose is secure. Let’s look at 6 solutions that offer quality video conferencing and security.
Zoom has been around since 2011 but it was probably this year that it became the go-to video conferencing solution. Zoom allows you to set up meeting links and IDs, so it is easy to join from any device. You can share your screens, which helps collaboration. It is handy that your screen shows the person who is talking. For a little fun, you can change your background to brighten up the video conference. Even the free plan for up to 100 participants has a combination of pre-meeting and in-meeting settings to control your privacy.
- Microsoft Teams
One of the main benefits of using Microsoft for video conferencing is the easy integration of Microsoft products. You can have calls with up to 10,000 people. If you switch to together mode, all of the participants will appear to be sat together. You can also share screens and files. Microsoft Teams supports more than 90 regulations and standards from conflicts of interest to e-discovery. Information is kept secure with encryption and multi-factor authentication. Microsoft provides complete transparency when it comes to the collection, use, and distribution of data. Microsoft Teams is included with Microsoft 365.
- Zoho Meetings
Zoho has quite a few services so if you already have one of their products it is worth looking at this solution for discounted prices. Even if you don’t, Zoho Meetings is a good place to introduce yourself to the company. You can start online meetings with real-time audio, video, remote, and screen sharing. For just $8 a month, you can host conferences for up to 100 people plus storage for 10 recordings. The host is able to lock meetings for additional security. Zoho Meeting is GDPR compliant and uses TLS 1.2 protocols to encrypt data transmitted.
With GoToMeeting, you can host or join a video or audio call from either your mobile or desktop, iOS, or Android. Aside from the usual features, we really liked how GoToMeeting can be integrated with Office 365 and it is compatible with Siri, so you can use voice activations to start your video conferences. GoToMeeting uses standards-based cryptography and there are optional advanced security features such as SAML SSO login. Prices start at $12 for up to 150 participants.
BlueJeans offers high-quality video conferencing with Dolby Voice and HD Video. You can share any type of content and thing highlight and annotate key points. With regard to security, it has a combination of some of the best features out there. Meetings require an ID plus a second-level authentication with a passcode. All videos are encrypted (AES-256 bit) and you can lock a meeting or expel participants if necessary. BlueJeans also has a fraud detection system to identify and prevent unauthorized access. Monthly pricing plans start at $9.99.
GoRemote has experience across a range of industries including law, finance, and government, where security is of the utmost importance. You will find unlimited video conference calls, integrated chat, and the ability to edit documents together. The White Label features allow you to add your own brand to your video conferencing solutions, including the URL link that you send as an invitation. All of your data is completely secure meeting GDPR standards set in Europe. Meetings are encrypted as well as being password protected. GoRemote bases its prices on a per-client basis.