By using Verimatrix server-side watermarking pre-integrated with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform, Akamai customers will be able to take advantage of a highly efficient, powerful approach to ensure that their premium video content stays protected.
Commenting on the partnership, Amit Kasturia, senior manager of media product management at Akamai, said: “Akamai’s scalable and secure edge watermarking integrations are designed to help our customers identify pirates’ attempts to capture content and minimize their means of illegal distribution, and a partnership with a leading watermarking provider like Verimatrix further bolsters our ability to do so.
“When Verimatrix is the security provider of choice for a customer, we have the flexibility to support easy integration right out of the box, so they can begin securing their content and protecting revenues right away”.
Asaf Ashkenazi, COO of Verimatrix, added: “Verimatrix has spent more than a decade developing a comprehensive approach to watermarking so we can offer the anti-piracy tools and deployment options video service providers need to secure and monetize today’s premium content services.
“This partnership with Akamai draws on the strengths of both companies to ensure the rapid identification of the illicit stream source, which is especially crucial for high-value live and video-on-demand content”.