Farncombe's OKs Akamai content security

Staff writer
11 Nov 2015

Akamai Technologies said its media delivery solutions for over-the-top (OTT) video have successfully completed a rigorous audit by Farncombe, a Cartesian company engaged in security benchmarking for premium Hollywood content.

The company said Farncombe's independent validation affirms that select Akamai media content security technologies, including its critical encryption function, meet the auditor's stringent standards for the secure delivery of premium video content.

Farncombe recently subjected the following Akamai secure delivery solutions to an intensive security assessment.

One is media encryption, for encrypting online content from Akamai's edge server to the player runtime.

Another is token authorization, authorizing the end user and prevents online link sharing and media player hijacking.

And third is content targeting, enforcing that content is delivered from the Akamai edge server to IP addresses in specific geographic regions.

The process consisted of interviews with media security experts, on-premise visits, and exhaustive inspections of relevant software documentation, source code and live web applications.

Akamai's suite of media security capabilities also supports third-party digital rights management (DRM) including Adobe Access, Apple's FairPlay Streaming and Microsoft PlayReady through its cloud-based Media Services.

"Independent validation of our solution's security brings significant assurance to Akamai customers who need to meet major motion picture studio security requirements in order to deliver licensed video content," said John Bishop, CTO for media at Akamai.

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