Verimatrix, formerly known as Inside Secure, a global provider of innovative, customer-friendly cybersecurity solutions that protect content, devices, software and applications, has announced a partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to offer global enterprise server-side watermarking capabilities.
“Akamai’s scalable and secure edge watermarking integrations are designed to help our customers identify pirates’ attempts to capture content and minimize their means of illegal distribution, and a partnership with a leading watermarking provider like Verimatrix further bolsters our ability to do so,” said Amit Kasturia, Senior Manager of Media Product Management at Akamai. “When Verimatrix is the security provider of choice for a customer, we have the flexibility to support easy integration right out of the box, so they can begin securing their content and protecting revenues right away.”
Akamai customers can enable the StreamMark server-side version of the Verimatrix Watermarking solution to embed secure and imperceptible watermarks in digital content before delivery to each client device. The solution is pre-integrated with Akamai workflows to protect unicast OTT delivery by uniquely marking individual sessions without requiring client device integration. It protects Akamai customers’ valuable content against re-broadcasting threats and subscription fraud in real time
“Verimatrix has spent more than a decade developing a comprehensive approach to watermarking so we can offer the anti-piracy tools and deployment options video service providers need to secure and monetize today’s premium content services,” commented Asaf Ashkenazi, COO of Verimatrix. “This partnership with Akamai draws on the strengths of both companies to ensure the rapid identification of the illicit stream source, which is especially crucial for high-value live and video-on-demand content.”