castLabs and Wowza strengthen live streaming security through key rotation
BERLIN and DENVER, September 7, 2023 – Leading digital video technology providers castLabs and Wowza have proudly extended their partnership through a revamped DRMtoday plug-in for the Wowza Stream Engine software, introducing single and multi-key rotation for live HLS and DASH streams. This strategic release reaffirms castLabs and Wowza’s shared dedication to pushing the limits of streaming security and empowering customers to elevate their content security standards.
Key rotation allows for automatically replacing encryption keys at regular intervals during content playback, minimizing the risk of key compromise and unauthorized content access. The new plug-in release unlocks single and multi-key rotation for live use cases, offering content providers the ability to employ different encryption keys for various content representations and periodically rotate them. This includes distinct keys for separate video qualities like SD, HD, and UHD/4K, as well as for distinct audio tracks.
“Our collaboration with castLabs sets a new standard for content security, further empowering live HLS and DASH streams,” said Barry Owen, Chief Solutions Architect at Wowza. “Through Wowza’s unparalleled extensibility and transcoding prowess coupled with castLabs’ cutting-edge rotation and multi-key content protection, we strengthen the shield around your streaming assets, ensuring your audience experiences uncompromised content in a world of evolving threats.”
The updated DRMtoday plug-in will soon be seamlessly integrated into the Wowza Streaming Engine software, offering users a streamlined deployment experience. Additionally, new documentation will be readily accessible on Wowza’s website. This marks a significant milestone in the plug-in’s ongoing development, with upcoming features including single and multi-key rotation for video-on-demand (VOD).
“We are thrilled to unveil this milestone with our partners at Wowza” stated Christophe Kind, Head of Global Partnerships and Market Development at castLabs. “The results of our joint efforts reflect our unwavering commitment to meet the evolving security demands of the industry. We look forward to empowering Wowza’s customers with enhanced flexibility and simplicity in safeguarding their content, as we continue to drive innovation in the streaming ecosystem.”
If you’re interested in learning more and experiencing a live demonstration, castLabs, and Wowza will be available at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam at booths #5.G55 and #4.A14, respectively. The live demonstration will showcase the new DRMtoday plugin integration, featuring single and multi-key rotation for live use cases.
castLabs is a leading pioneer of software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide to easily enable premium content streaming. Their range of applications and services are designed to help businesses deliver high-quality video experiences through protected content playback over a large selection of devices and platforms. castLabs solutions include DRMtoday multi-DRM and CAS licensing, feature-rich PRESTOplay cross-platform players, Video Toolkit cloud encoding and single-frame watermarking, Widevine device and app certification, secure WebRTC end-to-end delivery, as well as expert technical consulting. Learn more at castlabs.com.
Wowza is the experienced and trusted partner for reliable, scalable video solutions. For more than 15 years, Wowza has powered 35,000+ video implementations globally across a range of end markets, including media, enterprise, government, aerospace, healthcare, and more. Wowza’s video on demand and live streaming solutions solve the most challenging aspects of video for its customers, ensuring reliable, secure experiences that businesses can trust from a SOC 2 compliant provider.