NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – February 04, 2015) – Kaltura Inc., the leading video technology provider, today announced it was among the select companies that Forrester Research Inc. invited to participate in its report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Video Platforms And Webcasting, Q1 2015. In the report Kaltura was cited as a leader.
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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Video Platforms And Webcasting, Q1 2015 report examined 16 video platform and webcasting providers. The report included three separate Wave™ analyses — Enterprise Video Platforms for Webcasting, Enterprise Video Platforms for Portals, and Enterprise Video Platforms for Webcasting and Portals (the latter representing combined solutions for Video Portals and Webcasting).
Kaltura had the highest scores in all three categories, current offering, strategy, and market presence, in both the ‘Enterprise Video Platforms for Webcasting and Portals’ Wave™ and the ‘Enterprise Video Platforms for Portals’ Wave™. Kaltura also had among the highest scores in the ‘Current Offering’ and ‘Market Presence’ categories in the ‘Enterprise Video Platforms for Webcasting’ Wave™.
The report states that: « Kaltura has the most complete set of applications, » and, « with its modular approach, strong support for APIs, and large number of technology integrations, Kaltura is closest to being the one video platform that can do it all. »
The report further states that « besides being the most feature-rich portal, Kaltura has the most integration with enterprise social, intranet, and collaboration solutions. It is highly flexible in how it can be deployed or customized through APIs, » and, « as the only vendor targeting all discrete markets for video platforms — marketing, employee communications, education, and media and entertainment, Kaltura has the most complete solution. »
« What an honor it is for us to have received what we feel is such an outstanding recognition from one of the most prestigious and recognized third party research firms in the world, » said Kaltura Chairman and CEO, Ron Yekutiel. « Video is rapidly replacing text as the preferred medium and data type. Organizations across all industries are being ‘videofied’ with standalone video solutions such as video portals and webcasting systems, and by adding integrated video functionalities and workflows into their existing enterprise solutions, such as web and content management systems, social enterprise systems, marketing systems, human capital management systems. »
Mr. Yekutiel continued: « Kaltura offers organizations the most robust set of capabilities and supports the widest array of use cases for all markets. But equally as important — Kaltura’s open platform and collaborative approach enables unparalleled flexibility to customize, integrate, and extend video experiences. All of these factors make Kaltura the ideal one-stop-shop provider for companies and all of their video needs. »
Forrester separately evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of sixteen video platform and webcasting against a long list of criteria in three major categories, as noted above. For each category, the vendors were evaluated for current offering, strategy and market presence. Current offering was benchmarked across criteria such as uploading and encoding, player and interactive features, deployment model support, analytics and reporting, editing, administration and security. Strategy was measured against the vendor’s integration with enterprise applications, API support, cost of ownership and global support. Customer base and current revenue were measured to determine market presence.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project, which is home to more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.