SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced the availability of a new white paper titled "Integrated Software and Hardware Security: The Next Step in Set-top Box Content and Revenue Protection." Written in conjunction with Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus, a part of an ongoing series of white papers on cardless security for video service deployments, this paper focuses on the latest advancements of software security clients that are integrated with hardware security cores in set-top box (STB) chipsets.

As the volume of STBs shipments continues to increase, hacking STBs remains a primary activity for pirates. At the same time, the threat model for service operators has changed with the vulnerabilities of Internet-connected devices, such as hybrid STBs. Combining mainstream conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems in an end-to-end deployment offers operators a robust and efficient tool to thwart piracy while supporting content monetization and revenue security. The paper addresses the benefits of taking such an approach, and offers operators guidance on how to incorporate such a solution into their content protection strategies. Download the paper to gain insights on:

  • How mass piracy attacks have evolved with Internet-connected devices, specifically looking at control word sharing
  • Significant security and architectural advantages from the hardware security core approach
  • Benefits of the potent combination of integrated software and hardware security cores
  • Specific business case scenarios outlining how operators can benefit from this advanced embedded security

"While the last 25 years have provided advances in content protection technology, many consider the necessary next step to be hardware and software integrated security cores, particularly for today's advanced hybrid STBs," said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix. "We collaborated with CRI on this white paper to offer operators insight into how such an approach can result in feature-rich STBs, while also supporting hybrid delivery, OTT delivery, cloud delivery and multi-screen/TV Everywhere and serving as the foundation of STB content and revenue protection."

"The hardware security core approach brings significant security and architectural advantages; however, it needs to be combined with software capabilities to provide a robust, end-to-end system," said Ben Jun, CTO, Cryptography Research. "Integrating the most advanced security hardware available with today's SoC designs offers operators and broadcasters a flexible, yet robust solution for future-proofing revenue security."

The white paper is available for download at

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 at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.