Security, Bandwidth, and Networking (IT)

Is OmniJoin secure?

Yes. OmniJoin offers military-grade, highly secure video conferencing, offered in two deployment models: our Public Cloud or your own Private Cloud.

OmniJoin authenticates all meeting hosts, offers conference room passwords, and supports TLS encryption on all communications from end-to-end. OmniJoin can support military-grade transport layer security at full network line speeds. You can also require participants to register before attending to limit and authenticate the attendees. Please visit our Security page for more information.

Can I set user and MEETING ROOM password policies?

Yes. OmniJoin administrators can set organization-wide password policies for user login authentication and meeting room entry. This includes password length, upper/lower-case and numeric content, allowable login attempts, and “every x days or earlier” password expiration.

Does OmniJoin offer directory integration?

Yes. OmniJoin offers single sign-on (SSO) and directory integration with Microsoft Active Directory Services (ADS). This feature is available in OmniJoin Private Cloud.

Can I turn off remote control?

Yes. Remote control and all other features can be enabled or disabled by system administrators using a feature called security Profiles.

What are the most commonly used security controls?

Some customers disable remote control, remote file access, recording, and content storage features as may be required by their own IT policies. In addition, some customers also limit meeting attendee privileges such as ‘allow participants to print shared files.’

What are some of the advanced user, feature, and meeting attendee controls?

OmniJoin administrators can control over 100 user, feature, meeting attendee, security and general product settings (e.g., defaults). All users, whether just one or everyone in an organization, are governed by their security Profile. This provides the advanced framework needed to allow customers and IT organizations of any size deliver a great online meeting experience, yet stay within the bounds of their own IT security policies and regulatory requirements.

How much bandwidth does OmniJoin consume?

By design, OmniJoin automatically adapts and uses bandwidth as it is made available through the user's system and network environment. Parameters include processor power available to OmniJoin and real-time bandwidth availability to each separate user. As such, each user's bandwidth consumption may vary. In most instances, OmniJoin bandwidth consumption will generally fall into the ranges below:

Audio: ~28 kbps per active audio feed
Video (Low Res): ~128 kbps per live video feed
Video (High Res): ~1 mbps at 720p resolution and ~4-6 mbps at 1080i/p resolution per live video feed
Sharing Desktop and Applications: ~64kbps to 512kbps or more depending on shared content.

NOTE: All figures are approximate estimates. As stated before, actual bandwidth consumption may vary.

Can I check my Internet connection rating?

Yes, you may check your 5-bar Internet connection rating by placing your mouse over the bottom right-hand corner of the OmniJoin meeting room application. This rating is a combination of real-time network bandwidth, congestion, and latency.

Can I check how much bandwidth I am using?

Yes, there is a bandwidth monitor in your OmniJoin meeting room, under the Help Menu. You can check the total uplink bandwidth being used by OmniJoin, including details for Audio, Video, Desktop, Document and Media sharing, by using the following steps:

1. While in a meeting room, select the [Help] tab.
2. Select [Bandwidth Monitor].
3. The Bandwidth Monitor will now open and display in a new window.

I have QoS-capable routers and switches. Can I prioritize video conferencing?

Yes, but there are limitations. You can make quality-of-service (QoS) settings to prioritize video conferencing and reduce latency on your own network. However, your QoS settings only apply to your own infrastructure, not those of external (customer and vendor) online meeting participants.

What type of Internet connection does OmniJoin require?

OmniJoin will operate over any broadband Internet connection. OmniJoin is adaptive, it automatically adjusts the quality of video and live sharing displays based on processor power and bandwidth availability.

What ports does OmniJoin use?

OmniJoin uses the industry standard web ports 80 and 443 for secure communications. In some environments, it may opt for use of another port.

My network is protected by a firewall, does OmniJoin® still work?

Yes. OmniJoin traverses firewalls and proxies and in most cases you don't need to make any firewall changes for OmniJoin to work.

Can local network users communicate with Internet users?

Yes. Details: OmniJoin is based on a distributed cloud service. All users, internal, external, and those connecting via Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), must be able to access the Internet and OmniJoin.com. The OmniJoin connection optimizer supports firewall and proxy traversal to make conference connections as easy as possible.

I have several participants, each behind separate firewalls. Will OmniJoin still work?

Yes. OmniJoin takes care of connecting all participants together for a seamless video conferencing experience, usually with no changes to firewalls.

OmniJoin business-grade firewall and proxy traversal has been continuously improved over 12 years in multi-office customer environments.