Irdeto takes ActiveCloak content security over the top

Content security firm Irdeto has expanded its ActiveCloak for Media solution portfolio to include providing protection for media applications or devices used to view content over the top or via the home network, giving operators, content owners and CE manufacturers flexibility in securing digital content inside and outside the home.

With the ActiveCloak for Media Home Networking configuration, Irdeto said content is securely distributed from STBs to PCs or mobile devices with an ActiveCloak-hardened version of the DTCP-IP standard. With the OTT configuration, catch-up TV or premium video is securely delivered over the Internet to home entertainment or mobile devices. The company said the expansion creates new business opportunities for operators.

The company also launched an end-to-end solution pairing ActiveCloak for Media's device security with the content management capabilities of the Irdeto Broadband solution. The turnkey solution gives broadcast and OTT operators a single, studio-approved trusted partner for launching new multi-screen video services, said the company.

Irdeto's security approach uses its portfolio of whitebox cryptography patents and technology to protect the entire media application--including the operator's chosen DRM--from reverse engineering, hacking and, ultimately, piracy. The company actively monitors for and can intercept potential hacks before they impact the business.

The company counts Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Sony and Toshiba among its customers.

For more:
- see this release
- see this Broadband TV News article

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