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February 24, 2012

AuthenTec Unveils a New Content Protection Offering for HDCP

Allowing consumers to share high definition and high value content among multiple devices, AuthenTec has introduced a new content protection offering for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

Looking to protect digital entertainment content across multiple interfaces including IP-based connections, the HDCP specification was developed by Intel (News - Alert) Corporation. To transmit and receive digital entertainment content to digital displays via wireless connections such as Wi-Fi, WHDI, WirelessHD and wired connections such as USB, Ethernet, DiiVA, HDMI and DVI, it provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method. Major motion picture studios such as The Walt Disney (News - Alert) Company, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced support for HDCP, the company stated in a press release.

“Our new solution suite for HDCP extends our offering of end-to-end content protection,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson in a company press release. “AuthenTec’s content protection offerings are deployed by customers like HBO and Sky Deutschland, and our new HDCP offering extends the same level of reliability to the secure delivery of content from source devices to displays.”

With the help of AuthenTec’s newest content protection solution semiconductor and appliance vendors can implement a complete HDCP2.1 solution into silicon and consumer devices. By protecting all of the encryption keys and secure computations, it supports integration into a highly secure implementation.

The security module of the HDCP2.1 protocol is available on a TrustZone-based software platform or as a dedicated, highly secure and optimized hardware module. Apart from Open Mobile (News - Alert) Alliance (OMA) and DECE UltraViolet standards, AuthenTec’s DRM Fusion Agent supports HDCP, Microsoft PlayReady, Windows Media DRM.

Recently, Adax (News - Alert) partnered with AuthenTec to use the company’s QuickSec IPsec toolkit in Adax IPsec, a comprehensive carrier-grade IPsec security solution. IPsec is defined by 3GPP as the security protocol for both control and user plane applications in LTE (News - Alert). The new Adax IPsec assures robust and standards-compliant authentication, confidentiality, and data integrity for network nodes such as the LTE MME, SGW, PGW, HSS and PCRF nodes.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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