The CryptoMedia Content Protection Core from Rambus complements VO Shield Root of Trust (RoT) solution by enabling a hardware RoT to be embedded directly in the multimedia chipset of devices, including TVs and set-top boxes. VO Shield is a hardware-based security function embedded inside the VO Sentinel solution and dedicated to fighting control word sharing and chipset breaching.
“This collaboration will be a cutting-edge response to the compromises that exist in hardware devices used to watch pay-TV services,” said Bret Sewell, SVP and general manager of the Rambus Security Division.
“By adding our CryptoMedia Content Security Platform and Protection Core to its VO Shield solution, Viaccess-Orca will set a new standard for content security. We look forward to building on this collaboration and reaching new heights in content protection.”
With VO Shield, operators can upgrade security by adding hardware-dedicated algorithms inside the chipset, strengthening the fight against chipset piracy. VO Shield can be modified after deployment. Combined with the company’s security technology Viaccess-Orca Secure Environment (VSE), which leverages the latest chipset technologies such as Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and security co-processors, Viaccess-Orca Shield allows operators to successfully meet the strict security requirements for delivering premium content, including 4K.
The Rambus CryptoMedia Content Protection Core is a separate, on-chip security block that protects and stores cryptographic keys and computations from attacks. The core is extremely resistant to a wide range of sophisticated attacks, including side-channel attacks, while providing the flexibility to integrate with Viaccess-Orca CAS or DRM solutions.
“We have been investigating several tracks in the silicon domain to strengthen our security offering, and Rambus provides best-in-class technology to protect against hardware compromises,” said Cédric Hardouin, EVP R&D at Viaccess-Orca.
“With CryptoMedia Content Protection Core already available in the chipsets of main silicon vendors, and roll-outs with Tier 1 operators expected to take place before the end of this year, Rambus offers a proven approach that greatly benefits our customers as they look to provide a superior and more secure content experience.”