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NAGRA’s watermarking solution integrated into Amazon CloudFront CDN

Solution enables content owners to stream video quickly and efficiently, while also securing it

Amazon has integrated NAGRA’s NexGuard watermarking solution into its CloudFront CDN in order to increase security features.

The combined solution has been commercially deployed by a major Hollywood studio, enabling the content owner to stream its video content to viewers across the world in what NAGRA describes as an “efficient and highly scalable way, while securing robust security and traceability of its premium assets.”

The solution allows session-based watermarking when streaming content to any device (PC, tablet, connected TV, game console, etc.) without requiring any change in the player applications. 

It supports Apple HLS, MPEG-DASH and all popular DRM methods, including NAGRA PRM.

“We’re excited to expand our usage of Amazon Web Services and provide the added layer of security and traceability now required by content owners for the protection of premium content in pre-release and direct-to-consumer scenarios,” said Harrie Tholen, VP Sales, NAGRA anti-piracy and NexGuard. 

“With CloudFront and its Lambda@Edge component, NAGRA is able to offer session-based forensic watermarking to content owners in a highly scalable and secure way. Using secure processing at the edge, we can now service millions of users across the world with a reduction in end-to-end latency.”