NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced that Vodafone, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, has deployed its cloud-hosted and cloud-operated Security Services Platform, NAGRA cloud.SSP to help protect Vodafone TV (VTV) services across a large number of operating companies, including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Romania. The NAGRA Connect client and player complement the end-to-end security solution to enable comprehensive security for VTV across set-top boxes, web browsers, open devices and connected TVs.
This announcement marks the first major rollout of NAGRA cloud.SSP at scale, supporting a major service provider operating in different countries. Based on a SaaS model and using a multi-tenant cloud platform, it supports each operator market as a single tenant with secure device authentication and session management features.
“Securing both the content and the service is key to Vodafone and NAGRA security solutions are best-in-class,” commented Nuno Sanches, Group Head of Fixed Product Development at Vodafone. “As we continue to roll out VTV to more of our operating countries, we rely on NAGRA to ensure that we remain at the forefront of service protection and provide the very best product offering to our consumers.”
“We are delighted that Vodafone has decided to extend our security solutions to all of its operating countries and we will continue to support them as they extend their service even further,” said Thierry Legrand, SVP EMEA at NAGRA. “With NAGRA cloud.SSP, Vodafone is able to benefit from scalable service protection, ensuring they are fully prepared.”
The NAGRA cloud.SSP security platform is a software-as-a-service solution running on AWS that enables Vodafone to centrally manage all its security needs, including those that extend beyond traditional content protection, via a single platform. It meets all Hollywood studio and sports rights holder requirements for Enhanced Content Protection and can be delivered via public, private or hybrid cloud. NAGRA Connect is a converged CAS/DRM client for connected set-top boxes and televisions. Its secure player extends the viewing experience securely to all portable media devices.