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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Irdeto
Websitehttps://irdeto.com/
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Type of solutionHybrid

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• High availability and scalability with industry-leading SLAs (up to 99.999%) and auto-scaling to handle traffic outburst allows operators to easily cope even during high profile live events.
• Irdeto Control's CSM feature leverages DRM license renewal mechanism enabling operators to detect credential-sharing abuse and stop the infringement as quickly as possible and upsell to segment their offers based on different numbers of devices that are allowed to stream simultaneously.
• Irdeto Control’s geodiversity feature also allows operators to use a central configuration to serve licenses from multiple regions, providing high availability, minimum latency and faster video startup time for viewers no matter where they are.

Brief Overview

Irdeto Control is a proven and trusted multi-DRM and content usage management solution at the center of OTT content delivery activities. Naturally, it supports the leading DRMs (Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming) as well as a variety of monetization models (subscription, transaction (own or rental), freemium, ad-funded). Most importantly, it addresses the most current key concerns of service providers – reliability, scalability, simplicity, and a customer-driven innovation roadmap. Over 20 of the leading OTT video providers worldwide put their trust in Irdeto, allowing us to issue billions of licenses per month.
Irdeto Control is offered either as a fully managed service, hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), or as a licensed software. Operators who license Irdeto Control as a managed service can enjoy gold standard reliability (capable of 5 9s SLA) and high-quality support from day one. The highly scalable Irdeto Control infrastructure also prevents OTT solutions from falling victim to their own success: suffering license-issuing outages just as usage takes off. Nowhere is this reliability and scalability more critical than for premium live content. The peak viewing associated with these events requires infrastructure that can handle hundreds of thousands of license requests per second. Autoscaling in the AWS infrastructure ensures Irdeto Control copes effortlessly with maximum demand.
Irdeto Control’s Concurrent Stream Management feature leverages DRM license renewal mechanism to forestall the spread of credentials out of a household. Together with other advanced business policy features, it enables operators to offer its customers various subscription models, drive higher revenues, and safeguard customers against unwanted credentials sharing.
In short, Irdeto Control is the most reliable, scalable, and innovative multi-DRM solution offering simple content management and “round-the-clock” support wherever you are in the world.