Intertrust and Fastly Deliver Integrated Solution for Protection of Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Content
Fastly’s Edge Cloud CDN Integrates With ExpressPlay DRM for the Highest Quality Streaming Experience With Hollywood-Grade Content Protection.
SAN FRANCISCO—April 21, 2020—Intertrust, the pioneer in Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, announced an integrated solution with global edge cloud platform provider Fastly, Inc. (NYSE:FSLY). The partnership incorporates Intertrust’s ExpressPlay DRM, a multi-DRM cloud service, with Fastly’s on-the-fly packaging (OTFP) service.
The combined direct-to-consumer solution means video service operators can now deploy a single copy of an asset—protected by the powerful fusing of ExpressPlay DRM and Fastly OTFP services—into MPEG-DASH, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), or HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), with all of the standard codec and container formats delivered across multiple content delivery networks (CDN).
Kenny Huang, general manager for Intertrust Media Solutions, commented, “Compliant with MovieLabs Enhanced Content Specification (ECP) and fully compatible with Fastly’s Edge Cloud Platform, this joint solution effortlessly supports multi-CDN use cases for an improved quality of experience (QoE), while simultaneously matching business goals around lower churn and longer play times.”
“As media companies continue to evolve beyond traditional print and broadcast to new digital models, they are looking to high-impact technologies and services that help them scale and monetize to remain competitive,” said Lee Chen, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships at Fastly. The company’s modern network architecture and edge cloud capabilities, such as request collapsing and load balancing, provide a crucial advantage by supporting live and high-volume traffic with minimum lag and latency.
Chen added, “Even when breaking news or big sporting events spike demand, this integrated solution gives viewers and readers access to the media content they desire without skipping a beat.”
Streaming video is consumed on a wide variety of devices and players, requiring support for multiple formats. The result is an often cumbersome content packaging workflow that is difficult to implement, test, and maintain. The solution from Fastly and Intertrust provides a one-stop, highly scalable, and secure option for the packaging and delivery of protected content to virtually any device without compromising download or streaming performance.
ExpressPlay DRM is the only multi-DRM cloud service that supports all five major DRM platforms—Apple FairPlay Streaming, Google Widevine, Adobe Access, Microsoft PlayReady, and open-standard Marlin DRM. The keys used by Fastly’s on-the-fly packager are securely stored by the ExpressPlay Key Management Service (KMS), which is fully integrated with ExpressPlay License servers. ExpressPlay also offers session-based watermarking and advanced anti-piracy services for further content and revenue protection.
More information on the Intertrust/Fastly solution can be found in this brief.
Intertrust provides trusted computing products and services to leading global corporations—from mobile, consumer electronics, and IoT manufacturers, to service providers and enterprise software companies. These products include the world’s leading digital rights management (DRM), software tamper resistance, and technologies to enable private data exchanges for various verticals including energy, entertainment, retail/marketing, automotive, fintech, and IoT. Founded in 1990, Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional offices in London, Tokyo, Mumbai, Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul, Riga, and Tallinn. The company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing.
Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers use our edge cloud platform to ensure concertgoers can buy tickets to the live events they love, travelers can book flights seamlessly and embark on their next great adventure, and sports fans can stream events in real time, across devices. They include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Alaska Airlines, The New York Times, and Ticketmaster.