Verimatrix Broadens Leadership Position as Global Number One in IPTV Content Security

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
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MRG Ranks Company in Top Position for Unprecedented Fourth Consecutive Time

SAN DIEGO, CA — Verimatrix, setting the standard in content security technologies that enhance the value of pay-TV networks, is proud to announce that it has been confirmed as the global leader of IPTV content security for the fourth consecutive reporting period. Based on MRG’s bi-annual IPTV Market Leader Report, Verimatrix’s content security solutions are the most-widely deployed with the highest number of supported subscribers on a global basis. Verimatrix also claims the number one position in the highly-competitive European region. Since the report first debuted in 2003, Verimatrix is the only IPTV vendor that can claim the top position in its category for four times running.

“Verimatrix has increased its lead in deployed IPTV licenses in the latest Market Leaders Report,” said Len Feldman, director of IPTV Analysis for Multimedia Research Group. “In addition to continuing its streak of number one wins globally, the company finished on top in the European market for the first time, and was the only company that finished in the top five in every other region.”

MRG’s IPTV Market Leader Report tracks the top 120 IPTV hardware/software vendors in 24 regional sub-sectors based on the installed base for six product areas. Based on MRG’s list of Top 25 Operators worldwide, Verimatrix’s solutions are deployed in 11, which nearly quadruples its nearest competitor and gives the company extremely strong growth prospects.

“MRG’s report reflects our sustained success in IPTV where we are winning deployments in new regions, like South America, and experiencing substantial growth from existing customers that see us as a long-term partner,” said Tom Munro, CEO, Verimatrix. “As the pay-TV market continues to recognize the benefits of an IP-based network, we feel our 3-Dimensional Content Security solutions are well-positioned to meet their needs.”

The award-winning Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for IPTV is designed for telecommunications carriers, 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 hardware and can be updated or renewed as required to combat pirate attacks.