Irdeto Launches Hosted CA for Small and Mid-Sized Cable Operators (CDSA)

Irdeto, a leader in digital platform security, has announced the launch of its Hosted CA solution in Russia at CSTB 2018. Irdeto Cloaked CA (cardless CA) is already trusted by Hollywood studios and sports rights holders and is used by over 30 operators worldwide. The newly launched Irdeto Hosted CA offers a version of this premium security solution to allow operators to get high-demand content and have a wide range of device options to offer attractive services at competitive prices. In addition, operators will have the best local support and access to global resources to grow their business.

Irdeto Hosted CA, which may be of particular interest to small and mid-sized cable operators, provides a “pay-as-you-grow” model with no upfront capital investment required and a one-time activation fee per device. This gives operators access to security which is trusted by content owners for basic to premium 4K content and is renewable over the air, despite any budget and expertise constraints.

“In today’s increasingly competitive market, local cable operators have a tough job to hold onto subscribers in the face of new market entrants. By migrating to digital cable, operators can solve the problem of competing with terrestrial digital FTA services, but they cannot successfully compete against new entrants without offering a variety of packaged content,” said Richard Frankland, VP Sales, EMEA at Irdeto. “However, to create new revenue streams from different tiers of programs or services, a conditional access (CA) system is paramount to manage subscriber entitlements. The launch of Hosted CA will give operators of all sizes the advantages they need to compete with telcos and OTT service providers in this increasingly competitive landscape.”

In addition to the launch of Hosted CA, Irdeto helps operators of all sizes to achieve smooth migration and ongoing operations by partnering with large system integrators (SIs) in selected regions to deliver the best local support.

Irdeto Hosted CA is a hosted version of Cloaked CA (cardless CA), which is anchored by a secure chipset and complemented with Irdeto’s software obfuscation and whitebox cryptography. Together, these features provide a secure, diversified and easily renewable CA solution. Cloaked CA is a key solution offered in the Irdeto 360 Security suite, which is designed to ensure future-proof end-to-end security that can quickly and easily react to changes in the market in a cost-effective fashion.