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Farncombe launches Ultra-HD security audit service

November 13, 2014

Farncombe, a provider of specialist technology and operational services, has enhanced its portfolio of security audits with a service designed to help VoD providers and broadcasters secure Ultra-HD content.

The MovieLabs’ specification for enhanced content protection for Ultra-HD and other next generation video content contains a number of recognisable technologies – such as hardware root of trust, secure video pipeline and watermarking – but also includes other new requirements, such as security monitoring, software and title diversity, and 3rd party certification, which are less familiar. The MovieLabs specification also states that each studio will independently determine which requirements are applicable to its content.

“Because the MovieLabs specification proposes a number of different requirements depending on the video delivery system, there’s a level of uncertainty in the industry,” said André Roy, Security Practice Leader at Farncombe.

“There’s a lot of pressure on companies who license content to meet the Hollywood studios’ high standards of security. With this new audit service we can help clients navigate the myriad options and help them implement a robust security system in partnership with their preferred technology solution provider,” Roy added.

Farncombe’s security audit services feature a standardised methodology for reviewing security system implementations, including materials handling, business processes, system architecture, device security, governance and end-to-end implementation.

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