Your partner in digital platform security
Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over five billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear. Irdeto is headquartered in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands and has more than 15 offices worldwide, including Dubai, UAE.
Irdeto’s area of expertise is digital platform security and it works with operators, OTT service providers, content owners and rights holders to protect premium content and platforms from hacking, piracy and other criminal threats.
Irdeto protects the livelihood of everyone involved in video entertainment, games and sports. Ensuring that the creators of these experiences are rewarded has a direct impact on both employment and enjoyment. Irdeto protects not only the intellectual property owner, but also the consumer with solutions to combat credential theft and cheating. By doing this, Irdeto is protecting the creative processes that are essential to media and entertainment. Irdeto’s categories cover security, anti-piracy, content protection, pay TV, OTT, IPTV/streaming, satellite, cable and broadcast.
Piracy Control and Android TV Solutions
In 2018, Irdeto launched the next-generation of its Piracy Control solution. Providing rapid detection and enforcement for content owners and operators, the online piracy detection and enforcement solution now provides new data-driven web video discovery tools with expert analyst oversight, multi-language site searches, integrated social media and search engine discovery, as well as peer-to-peer (P2P) stream discovery such as SopCast and Ace Stream. These new features enable content owners and distributors to quickly and accurately identify and then shut down pirated content across streaming video on demand (SVOD), direct download (DDL) and hybrid pirate websites.
Irdeto also launched Armor for Android TV which provides operators with the ability to securely manage this open platform. By supporting broadcast, OTT and new apps through open platforms like Android TV, operators are better able to address consumer demand now and in the future. In order to succeed in today’s ever-evolving pay TV landscape, operators need to offer innovative and secure platforms. Irdeto Armor for Android TV enables operators to reap the benefits of Android TV while maintaining full control of security on their platform, including managing content piracy and preventing loading of unauthorised software.
Irdeto recently partnered with Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s largest telecommunications service provider, to secure all content offered on Airtel’s Digital TV services. The strategic partnership sees Irdeto implement its state-of-the-art security solutions – Irdeto Armor for Android TV, Irdeto Cloaked CA and Middleware – on Airtel’s set-top-boxes to deliver the utmost safety for all its valuable content and also provide improved customer experience.
This followed Irdeto’s selection by Orange Slovensko as its partner to securely deliver content through its recently launched direct-to-home (DTH) service to subscribers in Slovakia. The new service was launched along with a new premium sports channel Orange Sport, with Irdeto Conditional Access securing a range of premium content.
In addition to the projects mentioned above, Irdeto’s clients include beIN Sports, MBC, Al Majd TV Network, Cable Network Egypt, Tata Sky, Premier League and Liberty Global.