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Simple DRM Plus (TM) from MediaGration

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems provide video and audio publishers with the ability to control how people can consume digital media. DRM is vital for a scalable video infrastructure.

Simple DRM Plus (TM) is a security technology and a set of practices, developed by MediaGration, that provide strong security for streaming video and audio, without the expense and complexity of traditional DRM. 

Simple DRM Plus (TM) combines the following security technologies, with best practices, to achieve exceptionally strong protection for video and audio content. It works with HLS and RTMP streaming.

MediaGration Simple DRM Plus harnesses the below technologies:

  • CAPTCHA-powered user-authentication
  • eMail or SMS verification of all newly registered users 
  • Secure Files and Directories 
  • Account Validation - Each user's subscription is checked before play is started
  • Player Restrictions and Control - prevent play by unauthorized media players & Websites
  • Alias / Hotlink  protection - prevents the sharing of source links
  • AES-128 Encryption - encrypting each HLS segment; making assembly and decryption extremely difficult
  • Encrypted Source Code (making it more difficult to hack publishers)


By implementing the above standards-based technologies, combined with secure practices, publishers achieve a high level of security against compromise, theft and unauthorized sharing. 

Simple DRM Plus (TM) 
integrates eCommerce Web, media server and media player to provide extremely strong protection against compromise and unauthorized sharing. The below diagram illustrates how Simple DRM Plus synchronizes security between the Web site, Media Server, and Media Player:


With Simple DRM Plus (TM), users can't view content without registering at a CAPTCHA-protected site; they must be logged-in, and they must purchase the viewed content; which must be viewed by a specific player, locked to a specific domain or IP address; the player must be equipped with a unique AES-128 encryption key in order to view a single segment of an HLS video. 


Simple DRM Plus (TM) is an HTTP and RTMP implementation of Apple's widely accepted HLSe, combined with proven authentication and content protection technologies. MediaGration currently has plugins for Joomla. A Wordpress plugin set is scheduled to be released soon, along with a generic Simple DRM Plus (TM) Toolkit (TM) for stand-alone Web sites and application developers


Simple DRM Plus
 requires the below software:

  •  Joomla with CAPTCHA
  • Virtuemart
  • AJAX eShop
  • MMCart for Joomla 3
  • MediaGration Aliasing Plugin (for EMS, Wowza, WMS Panel)
  • MediaGration Encryption Plugin (for EMS, Wowza, WMS Panel)
  • MediaGration approved Malware Scanning and Monitoring Solution 


In addition to the above security technologies, two servers are required - a Web server and separate media server. Only the co-located Web serve (or authorized remote Web server), has access to content. MediaGration is working with industry partners, customers and IT security firms to test the strength of Simple DRM Plus, compared to other video and audio security technologies, including conventional DRM. Some are suggesting that because it is strong enough to prevent any low-budget attempt to violate it, it can deliver more than enough security for live and recorded video and music. 

If you believe you could benefit from Simple DRM Plus technology, contact sales@mediagration.com! 

Server Plugins

The below chart compares security plugins for the below Media Servers:

Evostream Media Server
Wowza Media Server and 
Nimble Server (WMSPanel)
Apache (with HLS configured)
NGinx Media Server (final release by 9/16)

MediaGration implements URL/content protection, in a unique way, on each media server:
Simple DRM Plugins



Simple DRM Plus Certification

All sites installed by MediaGration receive certification. Sites installed by customers or 3rd parties require certification by MediaGration. All certified Web sites display a live graphic certificate (with links to their certification profile), verifying that  they have passed our certification test.  
 
MediaGration will be publishing a Simple DRM Plus Certification Guide, and also establishing a certification program for sites that require third-party verification of strong media security.