Conax to provide advice for securing Android STB deployments at AfricaCom

Conax, a Kudelski Group company and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide, will provide AfricaCom conference participants with critical insight on eliminating potential security pitfalls in a connected Android eco-system.

Tor Helge Kristiansen, EVP Principle Architect and senior technology advisor, will also define multiple security options available for next generation Android set-top-boxes, benefits and impact for a pay-TV service deploying Android STBs, as well as guidance for creating a compelling consumer offering and secure Android-based pay-TV proposition.

“Android, developed by Google, is one of the most popular operating systems today, used in a wide variety of industries and devices, confirms Tor Helge Kristiansen. Android TV is a very flexible platform, providing a wide array of functionality and connectivity. However, as a result, the Android platform has a large attack surface and is complex to protect – making it extremely prone to piracy.”

“With an open app store available to a large developer base, such an STB is vulnerable to untrusted apps. In addition, development and debugging tools available give access to core functionality, which can be a security threat. For these reasons, operators need to secure Android properly.”

“Partnering with Google and numerous other leading technology partners, Conax is strategically positioned to provide the crucial guidance needed for deploying Android STB populations. We are helping operators navigate and reduce operational complexity and make Android a secure, lucrative option for their pay-TV consumer offerings.

Protecting content for over 30 pay-TV operators across Africa, Conax has established itself as both a trusted security partner and a leading driver for Africa’s pay-TV expansion. At the TV Connect Expo, Conax will demonstrate its benchmark Contego Multi-DRM and GO Live OTT multiscreen solutions – fast-to-market, secure solutions for adapting pay-TV operations to serve the consumer of the future. November 7th – 9th, Stand #J3G.

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