North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Video Conferencing: Products, and Issues with Network Bandwidth and Security

  • From: Jon R. Kibler
  • Date: Fri Feb 08 13:36:49 2008

Hi All,

I have a client that wants to implement video conferencing.
They would like to have multiple video participants and
collaborative whiteboards.

Anyone have any experience with such products? Comments
and/or recommendations on products?

More to the point of this post... what are the network
and security issues associated with VC? For example:

-- Would it be reasonable to expect that a remote user
   on a DSL connection to be able to VPN into a WAN
   and participate?

-- Are most of the products multicast? If so, what are
   the security issues with multicast and will it work
   through, for example, a Cisco VPN client tunnel?

-- What are the typical network bandwidth requirements?
   Are they per participant based or some other basis?

-- What are the general security issues with VC? Can it
   be run through an IPSec tunnel or does that break it?

Any ideas for good sources of information? Google doesn't
seem to provide me with much usable information when
trying to answer these types of questions.

Jon K.
Jon R. Kibler
Chief Technical Officer
Advanced Systems Engineering Technology, Inc.
Charleston, SC  USA
o: 843-849-8214
m: 843-224-2494

================================================== Filtered by: TRUSTEM.COM's Email Filtering Service No Spam. No Viruses. Just Good Clean Email.