Synacor tackles password abuse

Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNC) has announced Forever Login to curb Pay TV´s password sharing challenges that Parks Associates estimates will be a USD 10 billion problem, the company said.

Available on the company´s Cloud ID authentication platform, the new feature lets operators balance easy subscriber access to TV Everywhere content with control over the maximum number of concurrent devices allowed and the length of time before viewers need to login again, if ever. Consumers register trusted devices as part of an operator´s sign-in process, providing access to content anywhere without the need to reenter passwords.

Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, Internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, governments and enterprises. Synacor´s mission is to enable its customers to better engage with their consumers. Its customers use Synacor´s technology platforms and services to scale their businesses and extend their subscriber relationships. Synacor delivers managed portals, advertising solutions, email and collaboration platforms, and cloud-based identity management.