Verimatrix integrates Multi-DRM with SPEKE API

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Verimatrix, a global provider of security and business intelligence solutions that protect content, devices, applications and communications, has announced interoperability between the  Verimatrix Multi-DRM solution and the Secure Packager Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE) API developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Verimatrix Multi-DRM support for SPEKE eliminates the need for complex integrations between proprietary DRM APIs and encryptors from different vendors, which ultimately accelerates deployment for video service providers.

SPEKE is an open API specification designed to streamline the way digital rights management (DRM) systems integrate with encryptors, which includes encoders, transcoders, and origin servers.  The Verimatrix-SPEKE integration is an important step in standardization of DRM to packager/encryptor API based on DASH Industry Forum’s Content Protection Information Exchange (DASH-IF CPIX) specification. It significantly reduces overhead associated with the integration of proprietary APIs from many vendors in a highly fragmented market. As a result, customers can benefit from greater flexibility and faster time to market and offera variety of new content and streaming services to their end-users.

“The maturing OTT video market calls for a total monetization solution beyond basic DRM. Our DRM API integration with SPEKE significantly lowers the barriers to deployment of a multi-DRM paradigm,” said Nikolai Keychenko, senior director of Product Management, Verimatrix. “We are very pleased to offer Verimatrix customers this integration to make complex rights management as harmonized and friction-free as possible.”


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