ContentArmor Press release | 31 March 2020

ContentArmor teams up with Akamai to deliver Forensic Watermarking

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ContentArmor, a leading watermarking technology vendor, announces today their joining to Media Technology Program of Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, and the availability of an integrated solution to deter online piracy.

ContentArmor advanced forensic watermarking technology enables copyright holders to trace the source of unauthorized distribution. Forensic watermarks are a required addition to DRM mandated by leading studios for UHD/4K and early window content. Watermarking has also been deployed by Sports Leagues and PayTV platforms to respond to the ever growing piracy of live sports events.

In order to accelerate future deployments, ContentArmor has worked with Akamai on how to leverage on their computing ability at the edge to build a complete watermarking system. In contrast with others solutions, ContentArmor Video Watermarking does not require any additional video encoding capabilities and provides just-in-time bitstream modification to save storage at the origin, thereby minimising the overall cost of ownership.

“We’re pleased to combine the power of ContentArmor’s Video Watermarking solution with the scale, reach and performance of the Akamai Intelligent Edge platform,” said Amit Kasturia, Senior Manager of Media Product Management at Akamai. “Thanks to Akamai’s Edge Watermarking offering and Media Technology Partner program, copyright holders can immediately deploy forensic watermarking capabilities that can help secure content and protect revenues.”

“We are delighted to partner with Akamai, a world leader of content delivery , and help our Customers to fight against video piracy,” said Alain Durand CEO of ContentArmor. “The combination of ContentArmor’s forensic watermarking technology and Akamai’s switching capabilities at the edge enables content distributors to quickly deploy and scale a highly robust watermarking solution approved by major copyright holders, including Hollywood studios.”

About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone – and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or on Twitter.

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