SecureMedia Takes Lead in IP Broadband Media Security Market

More Than One Million PCs Now Enabled With SecureMedia's Encryptonite(TM)

Technology for Secure Live and On-Demand Streaming



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from SecureMedia

    LAS VEGAS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureMedia today announced that more
 than one million PCs are now enabled with SecureMedia's Encryptonite(TM) media
 decryption technology.  Encryptonite adoption rates are taking off after
 RealNetworks(R) released their newest digital media delivery system,
 RealSystem iQ, which integrates SecureMedia's encryption technology as a
 standard component.  In just three months, more than 750,000 Encryptonite
 decoders have been downloaded to RealNetworks users.  Another half million PCs
 have been enabled with Encryptonite through other SecureMedia OEM
 relationships.  At this adoption rate, more than two million PC's will be
 capable of decrypting media streams protected with SecureMedia's encryption
 technology by the end of the year.
     "We're seeing a significant increase in demand for secure streaming," said
 Jack Oswald, CEO of SecureMedia.  "Corporations, media companies and content
 providers are realizing the enormous risks involved in streaming confidential
 communications and premium entertainment content unprotected over IP broadband
 networks -- such as the Internet -- and how easy it is for someone to
 eavesdrop or pirate media streamed to PCs.  Fortunately, it's extremely easy
 to turn on Encryptonite's media encryption within RealServer iQ; so that media
 can be safely streamed to any PC that has the RealPlayer installed on it."
     Encryptonite represents a fundamental engineering breakthrough in public
 key encryption technology.  It combines well-respected public key
 cryptographic mathematics with common symmetric encryption algorithms in a
 unique way that produces a very strong, extremely fast, highly scalable and
 renewable encryption system.  It operates at extremely high speeds allowing
 for real-time processing of the highest quality audio and video streams,
 including live programming.  The decryption process is completely transparent
 to the end user with no performance degradation.
     "With more than one million PCs already enabled with SecureMedia's
 encryption technology, content providers are assured of a large and growing
 user base to whom they can securely stream their media assets," said Oswald.
 
     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
 (Nasdaq: RNWK), 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.
 
 

SOURCE SecureMedia
    LAS VEGAS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureMedia today announced that more
 than one million PCs are now enabled with SecureMedia's Encryptonite(TM) media
 decryption technology.  Encryptonite adoption rates are taking off after
 RealNetworks(R) released their newest digital media delivery system,
 RealSystem iQ, which integrates SecureMedia's encryption technology as a
 standard component.  In just three months, more than 750,000 Encryptonite
 decoders have been downloaded to RealNetworks users.  Another half million PCs
 have been enabled with Encryptonite through other SecureMedia OEM
 relationships.  At this adoption rate, more than two million PC's will be
 capable of decrypting media streams protected with SecureMedia's encryption
 technology by the end of the year.
     "We're seeing a significant increase in demand for secure streaming," said
 Jack Oswald, CEO of SecureMedia.  "Corporations, media companies and content
 providers are realizing the enormous risks involved in streaming confidential
 communications and premium entertainment content unprotected over IP broadband
 networks -- such as the Internet -- and how easy it is for someone to
 eavesdrop or pirate media streamed to PCs.  Fortunately, it's extremely easy
 to turn on Encryptonite's media encryption within RealServer iQ; so that media
 can be safely streamed to any PC that has the RealPlayer installed on it."
     Encryptonite represents a fundamental engineering breakthrough in public
 key encryption technology.  It combines well-respected public key
 cryptographic mathematics with common symmetric encryption algorithms in a
 unique way that produces a very strong, extremely fast, highly scalable and
 renewable encryption system.  It operates at extremely high speeds allowing
 for real-time processing of the highest quality audio and video streams,
 including live programming.  The decryption process is completely transparent
 to the end user with no performance degradation.
     "With more than one million PCs already enabled with SecureMedia's
 encryption technology, content providers are assured of a large and growing
 user base to whom they can securely stream their media assets," said Oswald.
 
     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
 (Nasdaq: RNWK), 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.
 
 SOURCE  SecureMedia