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How to use Miracast Securely in a wireless screen mirroring system

What to look for when you want to make sure both your network and content stays secure

BenQ North America
2020/04/28

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Miracast enables anyone with an Android phone to mirror their screen on a properly equipped display to share photos, videos, or presentations right from their device. However, some security experts are concerned about the risk of having sensitive content such as financial information being sent over these types of wireless networks. To address these risks, you should look for a product that has:.

- 128-bit encryption on wireless transmissions

- Ability to operate outside the corporate network

- Detailed security certifications and documentations

Miracast is designed as a peer-to-peer network, which has its advantages and disadvantages for many IT managers and security experts. Although it was initially designed as a consumer product to stream videos, it has become a popular wireless screen mirroring protocol. The problem is – many providers of Miracast receivers provide minimal security protections.

BenQ InstaShow S - A Secure Miracast Screen Mirroring Solution

The BenQ InstaShow S is a wireless screen mirroring system that supports Miracast and is designed specifically for corporate and classroom collaboration. While it is more expensive than a basic Miracast dongle you might find in an online store – it offers benefits that will be valuable for any collaboration space – especially one where you don’t want others “listening in” or recording your presentations.

Benefit #1 - Secure 128-bit Encrypted Transmissions

InstaShow uses a 128-bit encrypted stream to ensure the security of your content. You can set up the receiver for different types of WPA encryption depending on your security needs.

Benefit #2 – No connection to your main network is required

Many wireless screen mirroring systems depend on your corporate or classroom network to work effectively. While the InstaShow S can be monitored and managed by the corporate LAN, it doesn’t send the content over your network, eliminating the need for a presenter to login to your network to use the wireless system.

Benefit #3 – Security Certification and Documentation

The InstaShow S has been tested – and certified - against the known and common threats and techniques used by hackers. The unit also comes with a detailed security white paper regarding the architecture and software used to protect your infrastructure from being used to attack your network or having someone on the internet view your content remotely.

Want to talk to an expert who can help you with a Miracast Screen Mirroring system?

Sometimes it can be difficult to find answers to your questions when trying to find the right wireless screen mirroring system for your business. Since many resellers don’t have experts in this area that can help –where can you turn? For customers looking for advice on choosing the right projector for their business, you can talk directly to an experienced BenQ product expert who has access to many wireless screen mirroring models and can guide you to the best one for your application. We also can help you find a reseller nearby, or if you want, you can purchase one right on the phone. You can reach them at 888-818-5888. If you want to email them instead, you can reach them at BenqB2B.BQA@Benq.com

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