Your service has never been so easily prone to theft. Today’s video piracy is industrialized to a point where pirates are developing tools to hack your OTT service directly.
By running commonly available scripts, pirates hack your OTT service communication protocol to strip your DRM, bypass concurrency controls and trick your backend into servicing thousands of illegitimate viewers using your infrastructure. And guess who’s paying for it?
These new techniques allow pirates to stream directly from your CDN into their closed IPTV subscription services and collect monthly fee while you pay for infrastructure costs.
Furthermore, pirates gain content that has no additional latency. They can obtain the audio and subtitle tracks that are unique to your service and bypass the client watermarking that would otherwise help you track the original theft.
The only way to prevent pirates from hacking your service is to cover all bases by following these steps:
Synamedia OTT ServiceGuard is the only solution that strengthens your communication protocol against the vulnerabilities that pirates exploit to steal your OTT video service and premium content.
It protects all types of OTT services — from Pay TV Operators and Broadcasters to Direct-to-Consumer services — and integrates seamlessly with any OTT platform and client application.
Critically, OTT ServiceGuard hardens your system to address common vulnerabilities across your environment, including your service authorization system, concurrency management system, and CDN workflows.
By stopping pirates from emulating legitimate subscribers and ensuring that your premium content is only ever watched by paying subscribers.
By preventing illegitimate users from using your infrastructure and from stealing bandwidth: resources that can then be used to service more paying subscribers.
With a single solution that easily integrates with your app and service.