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Verimatrix teams up with Akamai for watermarking

Content security company Verimatrix has teamed up with CDN specialist Akamai to offer server-side watermarking. Separately Verimatrix has launched Embedded DRM to protect premium content on non-connected devices.

According to the pair, by using Verimatrix server-side watermarking pre-integrated with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform, Akamai customers can protect  premium video content against unauthorized redistribution – particulary restreaming of live sports events.

Verimatrix Watermarking consists of session-based, user-specific tracking and source identification, which allows operators to trace sources of pirated content in real time, protecting against attack strategies such as compression, recording/capturing, re-streaming, collision and geometric manipulation, according to Verimatrix.

Akamai customers can enable the StreamMark server-side version of the Verimatrix Watermarking solution to embed watermarks in digital content before delivery to each client device. The solution is pre-integrated with Akamai workflows to protect unicast over-the-top (OTT) delivery by uniquely marking individual sessions without requiring client device integration, according to Verimatrix.

Verimatrix has also launched Embedded DRM, a new toolkit to support the implementation and integration of embedded video security solutions.

The company says that Verimatrix Embedded DRM offers point-to-point protection to address the gaps that occur when video content is delivered beyond the common TV, computer or mobile device connections.

Playback devices that are not continuously connected to a licence server or otherwise reachable for content authorization and entitlement require mechanisms other than traditional digital rights management or conditional access systems to protect content, such as High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) for premium content forwarded to external displays or TV sets and Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) for content protection on the compressed level.

The Verimatrix Embedded DRM toolkit includes customized software libraries for integrated or installable HDCP and DTCP applications and customized HDCP or DTCP source code for compiling directly into embedded systems, according to the company.

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