Triple-Play for Verimatrix in IPTV Content Security Market Analysis

Monday, October 15th, 2007
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MRG Recognizes Verimatrix as Global Number One for Third Time

SAN DIEGO — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, today announced its renewed placement as the global leader of IPTV content security based on MRG’s bi-annual IPTV Market Leader Report. The company now claims the number one global leader ranking for the third consecutive analysis period, which is unprecedented in this category. Based on the number of global operator deployments and total number of supported subscribers in Asia, Europe, North America, and Rest of World, Verimatrix is the only content security company classified as having exceptionally strong growth prospects.

“MRG congratulates Verimatrix on ranking number one globally for Content Protection/Digital Rights Management in our Market Leaders Report for an unprecedented third time in a row,” said Len Feldman, director of IPTV Analysis for MRG/Multimedia Research Group, Inc. “Verimatrix was also the only company to place in the top five in every global region, which is a very significant accomplishment.”

MRG’s IPTV Market Leader Report tracks the top 120 IPTV vendors in 24 regional sub-sectors based on their installed base for six product areas in more than 600 IPTV operations and 8 million subscribers worldwide. On top of Verimatrix’s leading position, the company was once again ranked number one for its growth prospects, which is based on its nine major deployments with the world’s top 25 service providers.

“We are proud of our track record of continually delivering and deploying innovative technologies that address the needs of the market,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Verimatrix. “It’s been great to participate in the growth and successes of our customers, who have helped us to shape our products and our future roadmap. MRG has validated our market leadership position once again.”

The Verimatrix Video Content Authority System for IPTV (VCAS™ for IPTV) is designed for telecommunications carriers, service providers, content aggregators and resellers that must provide content security on their IP networks for live broadcast and Video-on-Demand IPTV services. The software-based content security solution eliminates the vulnerabilities related to smartcard-based architectures through the leverage of mature, proven two-way Internet security protocols, a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) public/private key pair system and X.509 digital certificates. A downloadable security system for IPTV clients is not only more secure, it enables less expensive set-top box (STB) hardware and software and can be updated or renewed as required to combat the pirate attacks.

VCAS for IPTV has been approved by all major studios for protection of premium content as well as by all the major broadcasters including Disney, Discovery, HBO, Showtime and ESPN. Verimatrix has also received numerous awards for VCAS for IPTV including the InfoVision Award, China Outstanding IPTV Solution Award and IPTV World Series award.