Safe and secure pay TV protection solutions
CryptoGuard, founded in 2007 in Sweden, is a global provider of pay TV content protection solutions such as Conditional Access (CAS) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) for any platform DVB, IPTV and OTT. CryptoGuard’s solutions are flexible, scalable, cost-effective and support an attractive pay-as-you-grow business model, ideal for any size of network and operator. In recent years the company has experienced substantial growth and has expanded its product portfolio with an end-to-end OTT/IPTV solution which includes the Multi-DRM security. The company’s solutions are deployed in 50 plus countries worldwide, with a number of national TV broadcasters selecting CryptoGuard as its security partner. CryptoGuard is well-positioned with sales offices in three continents and with an extensive partner ecosystem bringing world-class solutions to the market.
CAS – Conditional Access System
CryptoGuard’s CAS is one of the most flexible and secure pay TV content protection solutions in the market today offering low entry cost and an attractive pay-as-you-grow business model. The system is ideal for securing any size of network and can scale from few hundreds to millions of subscribers.
The CAS has been audited by Farncombe (Cartesian) and utilises advanced security for both card-less and card-based solutions to avoid device cloning, control word sharing or any other piracy threats. CryptoGuard always uses state-of-the-art EAL5+ certified smartcard chips. CryptoGuard CAS is feature-rich with open architecture and APIs for integration with third party systems, such as business applications, billing, CRM, EPG, data-mining, etc. The future-oriented CAS supports any business model, includes SMS and can be extended with DRM and OTT for anywhere, any screen viewing experience.
Multi-DRM Solution for Any Size OTT Operator
CryptoGuard’s Multi-DRM Solution offers any size OTT operator to cost-effectively manage content rights towards users and devices from the CryptoGuard head-end. The settings of OTT functions such as Start Over TV, Catch Up TV, limiting the number of simultaneous devices, etc. are easily managed together with the broadcasted live TV streams. The solution supports DRM formats including Google-Widevine, Apple-FairPlay and Microsoft-PlayReady enabling highly secure content delivery. These DRMs are natively supported by the browser, mobile device or set top box and are approved by major studios. The DRM supports DASH, MPEG4 and HLS profiles, on the fly encryption and online and offline viewing.
CryptoLITE End-to-End OTT Solution
CryptoLITE is a complete end-to-end OTT solution which includes all processing and distribution of OTT broadcast streams to end-user devices such as mobiles, STBs and PCs. The entire OTT solution is supplied by CryptoGuard and is cost-effective and quick to deploy. CryptoLITE OTT system has superb scaling capability with a pay-as-you-grow business model, ideal for any size operator. The solution offers enhanced viewer experience with advanced TV features such as live TV, Time shifting, Catchup, Start-over, nPVR and VOD.
CryptoGuard’s IPTV solution with superb scaling capability reduces cost and time to market for establishing high-quality Multicast IPTV services on local networks for any size of operator. CryptoGuard provides a core and head-end server with Conditional Access (CAS), Channel List and EPG data. This way of providing a basic middleware and CAS reduces the STB cost and scales better than systems where a middleware server from a third-party provider is used. Solution offers a wide selection of STBs, from pure zapper boxes to more advanced boxes supporting Android and OTT services. With Android boxes it is possible to also add apps such as Netflix and YouTube, offering movies, music, etc. In this case the pay TV operator only provides the linear channels protected by CryptoGuard CAS but the consumer experiences rich service.
Watch TV on mobile devices without internet access. This solution enables terrestrial TV operators to deliver pay TV services also to Android mobile devices over DVB-T/T2 or ISDB-T networks. The mobile devices receive TV signals by utilising a standard mobile TV dongle and pay TV services are decrypted by CryptoGuard’s Mobile CAS integrated with the mobile TV dongle app.