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[March 19, 2020]

Helping Businesses Stay Connected with Video in the Wake of COVID-19 Crisis

Vidyard announced today that it will provide free access to its new secure video messaging solution, Vidyard for Internal Communications, to all businesses to help teams stay connected and productive in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Helping businesses stay connected with video in the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Vidyard provides free access to secure video messaging solution to enhance internal communications with a remote workforce. (Photo: Business Wire)

Helping businesses stay connected with video in the wake of COVID-19 crisis, Vidyard provides free access to secure video messaging solution to enhance internal communications with a remote workforce. (Photo: Business Wire)

Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges in how they market, sell, and stay connected. Event cancellations, travel restrictions, and remote work policies are making it increasingly difficult to engage prospects and customers, and to communicate effectively with internal employees.

In response to the challenges imposed by the pandemic, Vidyard for Internal Communications is now available to help remote workers stay connected via secure video content and messaging. Built on Vidyard's flagship video messaging app and enterprise video platform, the new offer enables executives and employees to easily record, secure, and share private videos in just a few clicks from their web browser and email app.

"As a video technology provider and growing business ourselves, we understand the importance of video-based communications in times of crisis and social distancing. Not only is it an efficient means of delivering criical information, video keeps us connected as colleagues, as teams, and as real people who are tackling monumental challenges, together," said Michael Litt, co-founder and CEO of Vidyard. "As such, we want to play our part in helping businesses of all shapes and sizes use the power of video to stay connected and productive in the difficult months ahead."

Vidyard for Internal Communications: Free Through June 30th

Vidyard for Internal Communications will be offered to businesses at no cost until June 30th, 2020. The cloud-based solution offers the following capabilities:

  • Centralized administration of security policies, user provisioning, and content management
  • End users can capture, share, and store unlimited videos via web-based extensions to Google (News - Alert) Chrome, Outlook, and Gmail - no desktop software required
  • Access control to video content via Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication to ensure only authenticated employees can view the content
  • In addition to SSO, videos can be secured via password protection or IP whitelisting

While many organizations have embraced video conferencing to enhance the remote work experience, on-demand videos and video messages (also known as video emails or video voicemails) can also play a vital role in disseminating information and communicating clearly with remote colleagues and customers. In many cases, it can be more effective to send a short on-demand video than to draft a long email or coordinate a video call.

Whether it's a company-wide executive update, a quick video message from a manager to their team, or a screen capture video between colleagues to share feedback on a new project, Vidyard's goal is to enable any executive or employee to share custom videos with remote workers in a secure and seamless manner with just a few clicks.

3 Tools to Help Businesses Stay Connected During COVID-19 Outbreak

Vidyard already offers a free video messaging app and video hosting platform for businesses. These tools continue to offer unlimited video capture, hosting, and sharing, making them great options to support the expanded use of video when engaging remote prospects and customers. The new Vidyard for Internal Communications solution will also be made available for free until June 30th, 2020.

"These are truly challenging times for businesses and employees in every market. We hope that the tools from Vidyard can help teams stay connected with customers and colleagues at a time when it matters more than ever," adds Litt.

To access Vidyard's free video tools, please visit:

About Vidyard

Vidyard is the video platform for business that helps organizations drive more revenue through the use of online video. Going beyond video hosting and management, Vidyard helps businesses drive greater engagement in their video content, track the viewing activities of each individual viewer, and turn those views into action. Global leaders such as Honeywell (News - Alert), LinkedIn, Citibank and Sharp rely on Vidyard to power their video content strategies and turn viewers into customers.


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