AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire -09/05/12)- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, and Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced an alliance to integrate Akamai's Sola Media Solutions' viewer-enhancing client technologies into components of the award-winning Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™). The solution combines multi-network revenue security from Verimatrix with Akamai's delivery acceleration and audience analytics technologies in an effort to enhance value to video service operators.
The two companies are demonstrating the benefits of the joint solution at IBC 2012 (Verimatrix Stand 4.B54), taking place September 7-11, 2012 in Amsterdam.
As viewers increasingly embrace combinations of broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) video services, they expect consistently high quality regardless of the delivery medium. In order to meet their expectations for multi-screen consistency, leading vendors must work together to integrate their technologies for seamless performance and simplicity. By combining Verimatrix VCAS and Akamai Sola Media Solutions, the companies expect to provide vital security, management, delivery and audience analytics to multi-network operators. In addition, the integration of Akamai and Verimatrix technologies is expected to result in an integration of traditional broadcast and Internet delivery to a wide range of client device types.
"By aligning Akamai's Sola Media Solutions' capabilities with the Verimatrix VCAS offerings, we intend to add value for our customers by giving them greater visibility of, and control over, the performance of their premium video services," said Troy Snyder, vice president, business development, Akamai. "Working together with Verimatrix allows our two companies to better address the broader marketplace for multi-network digital TV services. The integration of VCAS stream security with Sola Media Solutions is expected to enable our customers to provide a high quality, and highly secure, viewing experience for their subscribers."
"As multi-network video services grow in sophistication and scale, operators need more of the advanced tools that Akamai can provide to optimize quality, functionality and the audience experience," said Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix. "There are many areas where a cooperative relationship, such as the one between Akamai and Verimatrix, can provide powerful tools to effectively manage the delivery of premium video services."
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions offer an innovative approach for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the recognized leader in software-based security solutions for premier service providers, Verimatrix has pioneered the 3-Dimensional Security approach that offers flexible layers of protection techniques to address evolving business needs and revenue threats. Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, industry organizations, and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on digital TV business issues beyond content security as operators seek to deliver compelling new services. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure of Akamai services to operate as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai's and Verimatrix's technology to integrate as expected, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.