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Irdeto buys gaming security firm Denuvo

Irdeto has acquired gaming security specialist Denuvo to provide anti-piracy and anti-cheat solutions for games on desktop, mobile, console and VR devices.

Denuvo_logoContent security specialist Irdeto said Denuvo will continue to operate as usual with all staff retained and the Denuvo headquarters and sales operations continuing to function.

Irdeto said the deal brings together decades of security expertise to help prevent revenue loss for game publishers and disrupt cheating in the gaming environment. The union also enables Irdeto and Denuvo to grow the addressable market for their core technology and anti-piracy services.

“The success of any game title is dependent upon the ability of the title to operate as the publisher intended. As a result, protection of both the game itself and the gaming experience for end users is critical,” said Doug Lowther, CEO, Irdeto

“Our partnership brings together decades of security expertise under one roof to better address new and evolving security threats. We are looking forward to collaborating as a team on a number of initiatives to improve our core technology and services to better serve our customers.”

Denuvo’s customers include include Electronic Arts, UbiSoft, Warner Bros and Lionsgate Entertainment. Its head office is in Salzburg and the company has a total of 45 employees in Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and the US.