CDNetworks selects Irdeto Control to enhance its media security capabilities

The cooperation between both parties will bring higher content protection for potential customers, especially in the OTT/Education field, through the award-winning solution.

AMSTERDAM – June 28, 2023 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity has partnered with CDNetworks, a leading Content Delivery Network (CDN), who will use Irdeto Control as its multi-DRM solution for all its video streaming platforms. With Irdeto Control, CDNetworks will be able to protect its client’s premium video content and confidently scale its streaming services while offering an unmatched user experience. This integrated solution provides content creators and distributors with one-stop digital content protection for their video streaming business.

CDNetworks has more than 20 years of video streaming experience in providing professional media delivery solutions. Most recently, CDNetworks has offered OTT platforms streaming services for major international sporting events, including for the English Premier League, Asian Cup, and Southeast Asian Games. With over 200,000 servers and 2,800 CDN Points of Presence, its content delivery network covers more than 70 countries and regions.

Irdeto Control ensures that CDNetworks clients can maximize their OTT video service’s scalability and revenue potential by safeguarding it against illegal streaming activities. Currently, Irdeto Control issues more than 17 billion DRM license transactions a month and processes over 100,000 requests per second. 

Through the partnership with Irdeto, CDNetworks will meet the specific distribution needs of different clients, such as supporting diverse devices running in varied ecosystems (Google, Apple, Microsoft) and various streaming protocols, allowing customers to seamlessly implement user-based security protection strategies, which was not previously possible.

The benefits are clear, empowering content creators and distributors to use CDNetworks for their DRM and media delivery requirements without integrating separate third-party DRM systems and configuring authorization on the CDNetworks’ platform. This streamlining accelerates DRM implementation and reduces the effort required for integration.

Irdeto Control is a high-performing and scalable multi-DRM solution at the center of OTT content delivery activities. It is a MovieLabs-compliant solution offered as a cloud hosted fully managed service. Generating keys for content encryption, administering content usage rules, and issuing playback licenses are done simply and reliably. Irdeto Control provides insights, operation visibility and supervision with real-time business reports and proactive monitoring.

“With the rise of digital media piracy, DRM has become an essential tool for content creators and distributors. By adding this technology by Irdeto to our platform, we now have more comprehensive ways to help our clients protect their valuable content and ensure that it is accessed only by authorized users,” said Doyle Deng, Head of Global Marketing and Product of CDNetworks. “We are excited to announce our cooperation with Irdeto to further enhance our media security capabilities. This integration reinforces our commitment to delivering the fastest and most secure digital experience at the Edge.”

“Working with CDNetworks was a clear choice for us due to their expertise and reputation as a trusted CDN provider in the APAC market. The combination of our expertise and comprehensive set of best-in-class tools and solutions will establish an extraordinary level of quality, security, and viewing experience for its clients.”, stated Andrew Bunten, the Chief Operating Officer for Video Entertainment at Irdeto.

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About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

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