Nimble Streamer - How Good is it?
We're currently performing development of several security plugins, to test Nimble's API in the following areas:
a)Stream Control (start, stop, pause)
We found that the aliasing is applied to specific applications; typical servers have a single application for each type of streaming; for example:
EMS and Wowza Media Server, permit publishers to apply aliasing to every stream, making it more difficult to discover, share and access protected content. By only applying aliasing to applications, WMSPanel has less built-in security for individual streams; but with the included hot-link protection, it is possible to protect every stream from unauthorized viewing. We are attempting to use the hot-link protection together with a custom script, as a way of creating stream-specific aliasing on WMSPanel. If successful, we'll update this review immediately. But given the fact that application-specific aliasing and encryption, as a combined solution, might be sufficient to prevent 99% of all compromises, WMSPanel is probably secure enough for most sites. WMSPanel is headquartered in Primor'ye, Russian Federation; and in our experience, we've never seen or heard of a Russian company making such a monumental contribution to media technology.
If our analysis of WMSPanel finds that their claims are true, the resulting impact on the streaming media industry, will be profound. In a world where Adobe considers the contributions of small publishers too unprofitable to warrant attention, WMSPanel is bringing to the market, the most affordable HLS technology on the planet.
Please comment below about your experiences with WMSPanel.