Cartesian Assess VCAS Ultra Compliance Against MovieLabs Specifications for UHD Content Delivery

Independent Assessment Ranks VCAS Ultra for Adherence to Rigorous Studio Standards

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2016) - IBC 2016 (Booth #5.A59) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced the completion of an extensive third-party security review of its next-generation Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) Ultra architecture, further attesting to its ability to satisfy key security requirements for ultra HD (UHD) premium content services. Conducted by Cartesian, a trusted leader in providing independent content security consulting and advisory services to the digital video sector, the Farncombe Security Audit™ is an independent, multi-phase review of a system's overall level of security, designed to evaluate adherence to Cartesian's comprehensive set of security requirements as well as rigorous standards for UHD content, including MovieLabs' Enhanced Content Protection principles.

"Cartesian has performed content security audits in support of the major studios for more than a decade, and we have established a clear and thorough methodology in accordance with the most stringent standards for next-generation premium content," commented Jean-Marc Racine, SVP at Cartesian. "As service providers consider their options for securing UHD delivery, they can see that VCAS Ultra has been independently assessed for its compliance against recognizable security requirements and technologies outlined by MovieLabs' specifications."

Verimatrix was among the first of the industry's leading content security vendors to sign up to use the Farncombe Security Audit Mark, which indicates that a digital media content system has undergone an extensive security review and that a detailed assessment report with the audit results is available for interested parties to review upon request. The Mark provides a greater level of transparency into the security of VCAS Ultra, signifying that it has been meticulously reviewed against industry standards, including ranking of elements that make up the pillars of UHD content security -- embedded hardware-based security, trusted software security, and forensic watermarking.

"As soon as VCAS Ultra was first introduced, we enlisted Cartesian's expert team to closely scrutinize the multi-layered solution to evaluate its ability to provide secure, end-to-end chains of custody for UHD security," said Petr Peterka, CTO of Verimatrix. "We are very proud of the results from this audit."

Content owners interested in learning more about the results of the Farncombe Security Audit for VCAS Ultra can request further information from Verimatrix or visit the company's booth at IBC 2016 #5.A59.

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About Verimatrix
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.