VideoGuard Overview

What is VideoGuard ?

VideoGuard is a Windows Media Server plugin software.  VideoGuard  provides media files access management. It allows Windows Media server  to validate users against an ODBC database.

VideoGuard can integrate the authentication and authorization of a streaming media from Windows media services with web pages. The web page inserts a session record into database and redirects users to a streaming media URL. VideoGuard retrieves this session record from database and validates users access permission to this media.

You want to protect your valuable media contents from illicit users access but don't have resource to write your own plugin ? VideoGuard is the solution for you. It is very easy to integrate with your existing web server, streaming services and database system. VideoGuard is a must-have component for your pay-per-view / pay-per-minute web sites.

What are the benefits  of VideoGuard ?

  • Reduce your bandwidth cost.
  • Protect your on-demand media or live streaming  from illicit users access
  • Prevent users from sharing or abuse account
  • Authenticate users with your ODBC  database.
  • Monitor usage with reporting capabilities
  • Allows  you to implement  Pay-Per-View,  Pay-Per-Minute, Refer URL checking.
  • Multiple domains control
  • Provide Dictionary Attack Protection and Database Protection.
  • and more ...

Who is using VideoGuard ?

Hoyasoft customers range from high-tech, health care, e-learning school to financial institutions. Anyone who has an immediate need to protect on-demand or live streaming contents can benefit from VideoGuard.

How do I use VideoGuard ?

VideoGuard allows you to write  your own SQL command to authenticate users against ODBC database.  You simply configure VideoGuard to use your  Data Source Name (DSN) and SQL commands to query database for user record to validate user's streaming request.

Why can't I just use Window Media Server without VideoGuard ?

The default setting of Window Media Server doesn't protect streaming contents. The browser saves asx files or streaming URLs to a temporary directory in  local hard drive before launching Windows Media Player. Whoever looks  into this directory  can find the media URLs and  have access to the media contents. The Authentication packages in Window Media Server do not provide an direct way to validate users against an ODBC database.

VideoGuard provides an easy way to help you to integrate your ODBC  database with Windows Media Server.  VideoGuard allows you to  set  concurrent user login, limit concurrent connection, and IP address restriction.

What are the requirements of VideoGuard ?

VideoGuard 2.1: Windows NT or Windows 2000 server for WMS 4.1
VideoGuard 9.x : 32 bits Windwos 2003 server Enterprise Edition for WMS 9.0.  
VideoGuard works with most any ODBC database, including SQL Server, MS Access and MySQL.