Encrypted Video Streaming and Cloud Video Encryption

Traditionally when using a flash media server, the content is streamed in encrypted form on the fly, and by doing so the source media itself never has to be encrypted.This is one archaic way of providing encrypted video streaming, but we all should know that there are many limitations that come from this for of secure streaming .for example, the main one being incompatibility with mobile devices or devices that do not use flash natively.For delivery of dissemination of the content end users devices will have to be compatible with the RTMPE protocol or secure version RTMPS.Conversely with RSAplay, you will never have to worry about such trivialities, all media is encrypted using RSA algorithms and also the streams through which the media is delivered is encrypted, so you have double protection for your data.Best of all there is no disadvantage as in latency, slow website, etc.The web application works just as well and better than most sites offering a less secure experience.

The RTMPS protocol which is the more secure version of this algorithm stack uses SSL to encrypt its transmissions by acquiring an SSL Certificate which RTMP does not.RTMPE is pretty well know cryptography standard because it consist of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and HMACSHA256, which is used to generate a pair of RC4 keys, (oppose to RSAplay which generates RSA key 2048bit key pair), these paid of keys work in a nifty little way, whereby one key is used to encrypt data being sent from the server and the other is used to encrypt data being received by the server.Systems Administrators usual opt for flash server and RC$keys because it is know to cause less CPU load on the servers.

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