New Watermarking Collaboration Optimally Protects Akamai Customers from Threats of Illicit Video Redistribution

Verimatrix, (Paris:VMX), formerly known as Inside Secure, a provider of innovative, customer-friendly cybersecurity solutions that protect content, devices, software and applications, has announced a partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to offer global enterprise server-side watermarking capabilities, the company said.

By using Verimatrix server-side Watermarking pre-integrated with Akamai´s Intelligent Edge Platform, Akamai customers can take advantage of a highly efficient, powerful approach to ensure that their premium video content stays protected.

The unauthorized redistribution of content, especially restreaming of live sports events, leads to millions of dollars in annual lost revenue. Verimatrix Watermarking consists of session-based, user-specific tracking and source identification, which allows operators to trace sources of pirated content in real time. It is robust against various attack types, including compression, recording/capturing, re-streaming, collision and geometric manipulation.

Akamai customers can enable the StreamMark server-side version of the Verimatrix Watermarking solution to embed robust, secure and imperceptible 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. It protects Akamai customers´ valuable content against re-broadcasting threats and subscription fraud in real time

This integration is Verimatrix´s latest involvement with Akamai´s Media Technology Partner program. The program is designed to foster interoperability, and referral agreements between Akamai and best-of-breed third-party solutions providers to give customers a range of options in selecting workflow components that work seamlessly with Akamai solutions deployed on the Akamai platform.

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