NAGRA Receives Industry Recognition for Content Protection Innovation at IBC 2023
NAGRA announced that its Active Streaming Production CDN Gatekeeper won the CSI Award for Best Content Protection at the 2023 IBC Show. CDN Gatekeeper together with security monitoring and analytics are the latest extensions of the NAGRA Active Streaming Protection framework that address the growing threat piracy and fraud at the CDN edge.
“This CSI Award win is further testament to NAGRA’s industry expertise, commitment to preserving content value and innovation in bringing the best solutions to take on the ever-evolving pirate service landscape,” said Nancy Goldberg, Executive Vice President and CMO at NAGRA. “Not only are we helping to secure investments in content, but our work demonstrates the value that can be derived from a holistic streaming security solution. With the right tools in place, our customers can transform their content protection strategies from a cost center to a profit center.”
NAGRA Active Streaming Protection CDN Gatekeeper works alongside other Active Streaming Protection services to enable rapid identification and disruption of illicit stream consumption and service fraud at the CDN edge. Rather than terminating the feed, NAGRA makes it possible to degrade the quality of service, significantly impacting the viewing experience. The result is increased churn and damage to the reputation and ongoing viability of the pirate service.
Leveraging edge-computing services such as AWS CloudFront Functions, Akamai EdgeWorkers or Google Media CDN Service Extensions, the NAGRA Active Streaming Protection CDN Gatekeeper service manages restriction lists and schedules targeted smart disruption to pirate services. At the same time, CDN tokens can be generated with extended rules to be enforced at a CDN level that align and are consistent with DRM sessions.
Established in 2003, the CSI awards are among the industry’s most prestigious and competitive technology awards, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.
NAGRA Active Streaming Protection is a holistic approach that delivers end-to-end content protection to address the security gaps often left open to pirates. For more information, visit https://dtv.nagra.com/active-streaming-protection.