Viaccess-Orca, Rambus Team on Video Security

Viaccess-Orca has collaborated with Rambus to strengthen its VO Shield Root of Trust (RoT) solution for video security. The CryptoMedia ...

Viaccess-Orca DRM completes 3rd-party audit
Viaccess-Orca DRM completes 3rd-party audit

Viaccess-Orca has collaborated with Rambus to strengthen its VO Shield Root of Trust (RoT) solution for video security. The CryptoMedia Content Protection Core from Rambus is intended to complement VO Shield by enabling a hardware RoT to be embedded directly in the multimedia chipset of devices, including TVs and set-top boxes. VO Shield is a hardware-based security function embedded inside the VO Sentinel solution designed to fight control word sharing and chipset breaching.

"This collaboration will be a cutting-edge response to the compromises that exist in hardware devices used to watch pay TV services," said Bret Sewell, senior vice president and general manager of the Rambus Security Division. "By adding our CryptoMedia Content Security Platform and Protection Core to its VO Shield solution, Viaccess-Orca will set a new standard for content security. We look forward to building on this collaboration and reaching new heights in content protection."

VO Shield is designed to let operators upgrade security by adding hardware-dedicated algorithms inside the chipset, and to allow modification after deployment. Combined with the company's security technology Viaccess-Orca Secure Environment (VSE), which leverages t Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and security co-processors, Viaccess-Orca Shield is intended to allow operators to meet the security requirements for premium content, including 4K.

The Rambus CryptoMedia Content Protection Core is a separate, on-chip security block designed to protect and store cryptographic keys and computations from attacks. The core is designed to resist a range of attacks, including side-channel attacks.

"We have been investigating several tracks in the silicon domain to strengthen our security offering, and Rambus provides best-in-class technology to protect against hardware compromises," said Cédric Hardouin, executive vice president of R&D at Viaccess-Orca. "With CryptoMedia Content Protection Core already available in the chipsets of main silicon vendors, and rollouts with tier 1 operators expected to take place before the end of this year, Rambus offers a proven approach that greatly benefits our customers as they look to provide a superior and more secure content experience."

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