Sky Deutschland Selects AuthenTec DRM to Deliver Premium Content to iPads

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 
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MELBOURNE, Fla. — AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of security and identity management solutions, today announced that Sky Deutschland, the largest pay-TV provider in Germany and Austria, has chosen AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion™ Downloadable client to deliver premium content services to Apple tablets via its new Sky Go application. Sky Deutschland’s Sky Go service allows mobile users to view programming from multiple Sky channels in Germany and in Austria.

AuthenTec provides DRM content protection to ensure that only Sky Go subscribers have access to the streaming content and to ensure smooth playback on Apple iPads.

“AuthenTec’s downloadable DRM solution allows Sky Deutschland to securely and cost-effectively extend our Sky Go service from the TV or PC directly to mobile devices, and all without changes to our existing service infrastructure,” said Mauro Di Pietro Paolo, Vice President of Information Technology, Sky Deutschland. “Their proven DRM solution offered the portability and standards compatibility needed for Sky Go, and we appreciate AuthenTec’s strong technical support as we continue to increase the number of Sky Go customers.”

“Our collaboration with Sky Deutschland is another strong testament to our versatile DRM solution and ability to securely deliver streaming content to the most popular mobile devices today,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions. “AuthenTec offers DRM content protection with field-proven solutions, training/integration and ongoing support/service that truly sets us apart. We look forward to supporting Sky Go’s evolution and greatly appreciate the confidence Sky Deutschland has placed in us.”

Sky Go is available exclusively to Sky customers and the Sky Go application can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store. The Sky Go service offers mobile users the exclusive live streamed channels Sky Sport 1, Sky Sport 2, Sky Sport Austria and Sky Fußball Bundesliga, showing all matches of the first and second football Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the DFB Cup, as well as Formula 1, golf and tennis when connected via Wi-Fi, and even offers the best of these events in stunning HD quality. The exclusive Sky channels Sky Sport 1, Sky Sport 2, and Sky Sport Austria are also available via 3G.

AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Server and Agent support Microsoft PlayReady, Windows Media DRM, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), and UltraViolet standards. The Agent is available as a downloadable application for Android and Apple phone and tablet users. As an embedded solution, it is available on Android and many other embedded platforms for mobile phone, set-top box and other OEMs. AuthenTec also offers an end-to-end media security solution through its DRM Fusion Server for carriers and network service providers. With AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Server, the entire DRM process is enabled: from content protection, rights creation, rights and condition management to license generation and delivery.

AuthenTec’s mobile and network security solutions include embedded and downloadable DRM content protection, mobile VPN client solutions, platform security to protect against hardware and software attacks, hardware IP for protocol and crypto acceleration, identity management software, and smart fingerprint sensors. Content protection solutions include DRM Fusion™ Agent which supports multiple industry standards and is available as a complete pre-integrated or downloadable solution for Android- and Apple iOS-based handsets. AuthenTec also offers a fully featured IPsec VPN solution, QuickSec™ Mobile VPN Client, which provides enterprise-class security for Android and other mobile platforms.