Conax announces Conax Secure Client; secure DRM for Over-the-Top clients
Security-hardened Microsoft™ PlayReady DRM client - Secure OTT clients SDK based on proven Conax content protection.

Cologne, AngaCom Expo, June 4th, 2013: Conax, a leading global provider of solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content distribution, announced today at AngaCom that it has developed a client software development kit (SDK) containing a Conax security-hardened Microsoft™ PlayReady DRM client enabling secure delivery of video content from the streaming server to the native player of the client device. The Conax security-hardened implementation for MS PlayReady fully conforms to Microsoft’s rules for Compliance and Robustness and is developed according to Conax’ strict security requirements including security requirements from major Hollywood studios and content providers.

Embracing advanced security technologies such as obfuscation, key smearing, variability, renewability, secure storage, secure time, optimized cryptography and more, Conax is providing additional layers of robust security enabling highly secure OTT and DRM clients with a solution that is also easy to implement.

The Microsoft™ PlayReady DRM is a leading OTT security standard compatible with most consumer devices and systems on the market today. Conax’ security-hardened implementation for MS PlayReady SDK (Software Development Kit) provides operators with an OTT app that furnishes world-class security taking OTT content protection to the next level. In addition, Conax manages certificate, royalty and licensing on behalf of the operator.

Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners, Conax, “While OTT services have the potential to enable content aggregators to capitalize on new revenue streams, anytime/anywhere consumer services must be transported securely to Over-the-Top devices such as tablets or smartphones or hybrid STBs to ensure protection of content and revenues. Conax Secure Client provides the framework for content distributors to seamlessly integrate Conax world class content protection technology into their OTT operation with best-of-breed security for their premium Over-the-top content. Conax Secure Client SDK has already been embedded into existing multiscreen operations supporting advanced functionality for content consumption.”

“In a new report from Pyramid Research that examines the growth of OTT video in markets across Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, content is highlighted as the most important factor for OTT success. Naturally, a unified content security solution will also be critical for gaining access to premium content rights, further strengthening the role of content security moving into the next generation of content consumption,” adds Tom Jahr.

The new SDK for Conax Secure Clients will provide OTT operations with Conax’ renowned security technology,  while enabling quick time to market for supporting content delivery to devices such as Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, and support for a wide variety of STBs and chipsets. Conax Secure Client will allow operators to focus on user experience and portal functionality, while eliminating content vulnerabilities and security risks.

Features                                       

  • End-to-end content security
  • Compatible with third party PlayReady content servers
  • Pre-integrated with Conax Contego™; short time to marked and reduced risk
  • Freedom of choice with secure OTT apps for a wide range of devices
  • “Anytime, anywhere” end-user experience including VOD, OTT Live TV, Catch-up TV and nPVR

Conax media contact
Leslie Johnsen
Head of Public Relations & Communications
Mob: +47 41 45 80 43
Email: leslie.johnsen@conax.com


About Conax (www.conax.com)

Conax provides the future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices securely and eliminate potential revenue threats. Conax Contego™ portfolio of solutions furnish content providers, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial operators with solutions that offer a competitive advantage – reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade, including Conax OTT and multiscreen solutions Conax Contego Unite™ and Conax   Xtend Multiscreen™. Conax flagship, Conax Contego™, bundles 25 years of pioneering experience into one unique solution to guide operators in navigating and realizing new business models. Through its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology secures content for operators representing 125 million pay TV consumers in over 85 countries

around the globe.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and represented in Russia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Singapore, with 24/7 Global Support operations in India. Conax is part of Telenor Group who has operations in 11 markets, 33.000 employees, 150 million mobile subscriptions and is among the world’s largest mobile operators. Corporate responsibility. Follow Conax on Twitter