SecureMedia Announces IP Broadband Media Security for MPEG

SecureMedia Develops Security Reference Design to Protect MPEG Streams

on Digital Set Top Boxes



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from SecureMedia

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureMedia, the leader in IP
 Broadband Media Security, today announced it has developed a revolutionary new
 security system that protects broadcast-quality MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 media
 streams delivered to digital set top boxes over IP networks.  Using its
 patented Encryptonite(TM) Encryption Engine and breakthrough Indexed
 Encryption(TM) technology, the new security system dramatically increases
 protection of MPEG streams for Video-on-Demand applications, while greatly
 simplifying key management, reducing bandwidth requirements, and ensuring the
 highest-quality user experience.  At the NAB2001 show in Las Vegas this week,
 SecureMedia will unveil this system including a new IP broadband security
 reference design for digital set top boxes based on Equator Technologies' MAP
 CA reference design.
     "The IP broadband market requires a new class of security solutions to
 meet the high-bandwidth requirements, end-to-end security needs, scalability
 and quality consumer experience required for new Internet media services, such
 as Video-on-Demand," said Jack Oswald, CEO of SecureMedia.  "By applying our
 Encryptonite Engine and Indexed Encryption technology to MPEG-2 and MPEG-4,
 we're able to provide the level of security and performance service providers
 and network operators need to license and distribute top-quality
 entertainment."
     Encryptonite is the only encryption technology designed specifically for
 IP broadband media.  SecureMedia's revolutionary Indexed Encryption technology
 encrypts each MPEG video frame uniquely with a different key for the highest
 security.  The system is able to intelligently derive packet decryption keys
 in the client decoder without having to transmit hundreds or thousands of
 packet keys per stream to the decoder.  Without compromising security,
 bandwidth requirements for key delivery are greatly minimized, as are the key
 processing requirements at both the client and server, which translate to
 critical cost savings.  The process also contributes to a high-quality user
 experience because the Indexed Encryption technology is immune to packet loss
 and corruption often encountered in IP networks.  In addition, it supports
 DVD-style "trick play" for the end user (i.e., fast forward, seek, rewind).
     Encryptonite represents an engineering breakthrough, combining well-
 respected, public key cryptographic mathematics with common symmetric
 encryption algorithms to produce a very strong, extremely fast, highly
 scalable and renewable encryption system.  Encryptonite encrypts only the MPEG
 data payload, leaving the control data in the clear so that on-demand, rich
 media can be safely stored across distributed networks and can either be
 streamed or downloaded to consumers.
     SecureMedia has built an impressive list of customers, including
 RealNetworks(R), who has integrated Encryptonite technology as a standard
 component of their RealSystem iQ.  Other customers, including TSBN, Vesta
 Broadband, DivX Networks, InvisiMail, and MediBridge, make SecureMedia the
 leading supplier of IP broadband media security with more than 1 million users
 worldwide.
     "SecureMedia is completely committed to MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 and we are
 actively involved in the ISMA group's effort to standardize implementations of
 MPEG-4 over IP networks," said Oswald.  "Within the ISMA, security is
 considered a high priority and will be a requirement with initial MPEG-4
 deployments because the content will be of higher quality and greater value."
 
     About SecureMedia
     SecureMedia (http://www.SecureMedia.com) is the leading provider of IP
 Broadband Media Security.  The company's patented media encryption
 technologies enable a complete end-to-end security system that protects
 broadband media from the point of origination to the point of consumption.
 SecureMedia's customers represent industry leaders such as RealNetworks, where
 the company's technology provides the security for RealSystem iQ, as well as
 Oak Technology, King Biscuit Entertainment Group, InvisiMail Ltd. and
 Communicado/Satlink.  SecureMedia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and
 has offices in Boston, MA and Auckland, NZ.  Investors include Sony,
 Macrovision, Trans Cosmos, CB (Berkman) Capital LLP, and Bayview Investors,
 Ltd., an affiliate of BancBoston Robertson Stephens.
 
     RealNetworks, RealSystem, RealPlayer, RealAudio and RealVideo are
 registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
 
     For further information please contact Robert Mendes da Costa of
 SecureMedia, 415-345-7720, rmendesdacosta@SecureMedia.com.
 
 

SOURCE SecureMedia
    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureMedia, the leader in IP
 Broadband Media Security, today announced it has developed a revolutionary new
 security system that protects broadcast-quality MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 media
 streams delivered to digital set top boxes over IP networks.  Using its
 patented Encryptonite(TM) Encryption Engine and breakthrough Indexed
 Encryption(TM) technology, the new security system dramatically increases
 protection of MPEG streams for Video-on-Demand applications, while greatly
 simplifying key management, reducing bandwidth requirements, and ensuring the
 highest-quality user experience.  At the NAB2001 show in Las Vegas this week,
 SecureMedia will unveil this system including a new IP broadband security
 reference design for digital set top boxes based on Equator Technologies' MAP
 CA reference design.
     "The IP broadband market requires a new class of security solutions to
 meet the high-bandwidth requirements, end-to-end security needs, scalability
 and quality consumer experience required for new Internet media services, such
 as Video-on-Demand," said Jack Oswald, CEO of SecureMedia.  "By applying our
 Encryptonite Engine and Indexed Encryption technology to MPEG-2 and MPEG-4,
 we're able to provide the level of security and performance service providers
 and network operators need to license and distribute top-quality
 entertainment."
     Encryptonite is the only encryption technology designed specifically for
 IP broadband media.  SecureMedia's revolutionary Indexed Encryption technology
 encrypts each MPEG video frame uniquely with a different key for the highest
 security.  The system is able to intelligently derive packet decryption keys
 in the client decoder without having to transmit hundreds or thousands of
 packet keys per stream to the decoder.  Without compromising security,
 bandwidth requirements for key delivery are greatly minimized, as are the key
 processing requirements at both the client and server, which translate to
 critical cost savings.  The process also contributes to a high-quality user
 experience because the Indexed Encryption technology is immune to packet loss
 and corruption often encountered in IP networks.  In addition, it supports
 DVD-style "trick play" for the end user (i.e., fast forward, seek, rewind).
     Encryptonite represents an engineering breakthrough, combining well-
 respected, public key cryptographic mathematics with common symmetric
 encryption algorithms to produce a very strong, extremely fast, highly
 scalable and renewable encryption system.  Encryptonite encrypts only the MPEG
 data payload, leaving the control data in the clear so that on-demand, rich
 media can be safely stored across distributed networks and can either be
 streamed or downloaded to consumers.
     SecureMedia has built an impressive list of customers, including
 RealNetworks(R), who has integrated Encryptonite technology as a standard
 component of their RealSystem iQ.  Other customers, including TSBN, Vesta
 Broadband, DivX Networks, InvisiMail, and MediBridge, make SecureMedia the
 leading supplier of IP broadband media security with more than 1 million users
 worldwide.
     "SecureMedia is completely committed to MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 and we are
 actively involved in the ISMA group's effort to standardize implementations of
 MPEG-4 over IP networks," said Oswald.  "Within the ISMA, security is
 considered a high priority and will be a requirement with initial MPEG-4
 deployments because the content will be of higher quality and greater value."
 
     About SecureMedia
     SecureMedia (http://www.SecureMedia.com) is the leading provider of IP
 Broadband Media Security.  The company's patented media encryption
 technologies enable a complete end-to-end security system that protects
 broadband media from the point of origination to the point of consumption.
 SecureMedia's customers represent industry leaders such as RealNetworks, where
 the company's technology provides the security for RealSystem iQ, as well as
 Oak Technology, King Biscuit Entertainment Group, InvisiMail Ltd. and
 Communicado/Satlink.  SecureMedia is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and
 has offices in Boston, MA and Auckland, NZ.  Investors include Sony,
 Macrovision, Trans Cosmos, CB (Berkman) Capital LLP, and Bayview Investors,
 Ltd., an affiliate of BancBoston Robertson Stephens.
 
     RealNetworks, RealSystem, RealPlayer, RealAudio and RealVideo are
 registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc.
 
     For further information please contact Robert Mendes da Costa of
 SecureMedia, 415-345-7720, rmendesdacosta@SecureMedia.com.
 
 SOURCE  SecureMedia