Amsterdam, IBC Expo, September 11th, 2013: Conax, a leading global specialist in solutions for securing multi-device and digital video content revenues, today announced cooperation with Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI) to bring a new addition to the broad Conax portfolio of content protection solutions. Conax Secure Clients are utilizing various Conax Security Cores to deliver the best security solutions. The partnership with CRI enables Conax to introduce an additional and highly sophisticated Hardware Security Core based on the market-renowned and highly secure CryptoFirewall technology from CRI. This new offering will enable pay-for-content distributors to add an unprecedented extra level of security in compatible consumer devices. The first targets for the new Conax Hardware Security Core are Connected TVs and STBs.
The CryptoFirewall core is a proven security technology featuring dedicated security hardware and best-in-industry protections against sophisticated attacks. CryptoFirewall cores are already integrated into multiple chipset platforms from leading STB chipset manufacturers and will enable wide availability of the Conax Hardware Security Core in STBs. Beyond improved security against piracy, hardened STB chipsets represent an added insurance for operators’ investment in STBs.
The new solution will complement Conax’ other Security Cores, smart cards, STB chipset solutions, as well as hardened Software Cores used in Conax DRM clients for tablets and other personal devices. Operators under high piracy pressure can for example combine the new Conax Hardware Security Core and Conax smart cards for a ‘double-hull’ effect or use it as an additional security layer in the upcoming Conax Cardless CAS.
“We are proud to take the lead in this fast progressing area of content protection technology” said Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Partners at Conax. “Hardware security cores are a necessary part of the arsenal of tools used to stay ahead of pirates, both for conventional pay TV distribution as well as multi-screen distribution of premium content to all types of devices. As they become integrated in device System-on-Chips, hardware security cores provide the foundation for robust content protection for a wide range of client devices.”
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Conax provides future-oriented security solutions and expertise that empower multi-screen and digital TV content providers around the globe to deliver premium content over the combined Over-The-Top scenario of broadcast, broadband and connected devices, through secure DRM. Bundling 25 years of pioneering content security experience, the Conax Contego™ portfolio of multiscreen solutions provides operators with a competitive advantage, highly secure solutions, flexibility, reduced hardware costs, easy deployment and upgrade. 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.
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