A single plugin provides both API-based encryption and aliasing for the Wowza Media Server. Wowza Media Server aliasing provides content protection utilizes HLS aliasing and one-time use URLs. The Wowza Media Server Encryption provides AES-128 encryption to all live and VOD streams in the HLS format; sometimes called HLSe. This plugin requires MMCart in an AJAX eShop site and works in concert with the Wowza Media Aliasing plugin.
HLSe encryption involves the pre-processing of every HLS video segment in an HLS stream; each is encrypted with a different key; making assembly and decryption and reassembly of the segments both technically and economically unfeasible - no matter what brute force attack might be directed at accessing a dollar video.
Comparing MMCart Server Plugins
The below chart compares security plugins for all supported Media Servers:
Evostream Media Server
Wowza Media Server and
Nimble Server (WMSPanel)
Apache (with HLS configured)
MediaGration implements URL/content protection, in a unique way, on each media server: