Geolocation security specialist GeoComply Solutions has unveiled what it describes as significant updates to GeoGuard DB, its VPN and proxy detection solution for the OTT and streaming video market.
GeoGuard DB is used by leading online broadcasters worldwide including the BBC, Amazon Prime Video, CBC, and Telstra to protect their territorially-restricted content from geo-piracy and geolocation fraud. GeoGuard DB protects over 10 billion streaming requests and over 300 million unique streaming users per month.
With the new features and enhancements to GeoGuard DB, GeoComply says that rights holders, including studios and sports leagues, who rely on territorial restrictions to maintain the value of their content rights, and OTT broadcasters, who are contractually obliged to combat this form of content leakage, can benefit from an advanced level of geolocation fraud protection.
GeoGuard DB’s new and enhanced features include support for:
“Piracy continues to be a major problem facing studios, sports leagues and other content producers and distributors,” says Chris Odgers, former VP of Technology at WarnerMedia. “Fortunately, one important component of content piracy, geo-fraud, can easily be addressed with GeoComply’s solution. Territorial exclusivity and ensuring that content is not leaking via VPNs is part of most licensing contracts and GeoGuard DB is the tested and trusted industry solution that can make it happen.”
“The pandemic is driving a huge surge in VPN and proxy usage to bypass territorial restrictions on content,” said James Clark, Director of Global Sales at GeoComply. “This situation threatens the entire streaming ecosystem which relies on territorial exclusivity for its revenues. With VPN providers constantly developing new strategies to exploit weaknesses in the streaming infrastructure, our job is to ensure that GeoGuard DB stays one step ahead in the battle against geolocation fraud and geo-piracy.”