Video conferencing has become an essential part of how we work, communicate, and collaborate today. But as more and more information is exchanged via video, we see growing concern about data privacy and protection compliance.
Maintaining control over video conferencing data and the meta-data around it is key to regulatory compliance, especially in places like the US and throughout Europe. As a result, we are often approached by customers about Pexip’s self-hosting video conference options, which include on-premises, private cloud, or a combination of the two.
The primary reason for this increased interest in self-hosting video meetings comes down to five key factors, which are common to many of our security focused customers who range from healthcare providers to government bodies.
Total data control and ownership
Self-hosting gives you complete control over your video meeting data, meaning you do not run the risk of breaching data privacy and protection regulations by sending or storing that data with a third party outside of your sovereign border, for instance. We are getting more questions about data sovereignty compliance, especially in Europe, and people are increasingly seeking solutions that keep their video data in country…and even better if it stays on site.
The regulatory environment around data privacy and protection is expanding, particularly in Europe, a frontrunner in this area with the release of their GDPR regulation to protect private citizen data. Organizations are now expected to take responsibility for how their data is secured, stored, and even deleted within mandated timeframes, and many view self-hosted video solutions as a way to give them control and insight over that data at all times.
Customization and scalability
Self-hosting doesn’t mean you have to lose the scalability benefits of the cloud. Private cloud solutions, especially when combined with on-premises for a hybrid approach, can give you the best of both worlds. You can tailor the solution to meeting your organization’s needs since it’s fully under your control, and you can use an on-premises set-up to manage your regular load, for example, while turning to a private cloud to accommodate extra users during peak loads.
Reliability during outages or crisis
The self-hosted hybrid combination of private cloud and on-premises is a way to ensure that you always have a back-up in case of an outage or other network issues. You can also implement a self-hosted solution to serve as your fail safe during crisis or even as a super secure, air-gapped solution, should a higher level of protection be required.
Cyber threats are on the rise, and so too is the surface area for cyberattack as organizations everywhere digitalize their operations. Self-hosting helps to minimize the risk of attack by ensuring that the data is not traveling to and from or stored by a third party, who may have their own security vulnerabilities or lack compliant data handling practices. By self-hosting, your data is maintained within the secure environment of your organization – always.
- Meet & collaborate securely
- Secure meetings
- Secure collaboration
- Business continuity