Hardware-Assisted DRM and Link Protection from Discretix Enabling HD Video Services Worldwide

Embodies proficiency in all elements of the ARM® TrustZone® ecosystem and more than a decade of hands-on experience with a variety of mobile platforms, operating systems and robustness requirements

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LAS VEGAS--HD video on Android smartphones and tablets poses a major challenge for Hollywood studios. While offering a compelling viewing experience, these devices have inherent security vulnerabilities, placing premium content at risk. In order to meet these challenges DRM and link protection must be secured at the hardware level and enhanced with secure content path and output control.

Discretix' hardware-assisted content protection solutions protect sensitive DRM assets by fully integrating with the ARM® TrustZone® ecosystem, across all leading platforms, utilizing a variety of Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) and Secure OSs.

Discretix' all-inclusive content protection offerings address the security vulnerabilities of Android devices by integrating the following components:

*DRM - Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM Client (supporting widely used DRM schemes such as Microsoft® PlayReady®)
*HDCP and DTCP-IP - Protecting the link between trusted devices
*Secure Content Path - Ensuring that the main OS cannot access data-in-motion between the DRM client and the screen
*Output Control - Ensuring that HD content is only shared between approved devices

Discretix' content protection solutions are in mass production across multiple platforms at Tier 1 Android devices vendors, enabling them to bring premium video services to market under their own name brands. The Discretix hardware-assisted content protection solution is available for platforms from all the leading mobile application processor vendors.

About Discretix

Discretix' security solutions are deployed in a wide range of consumer electronics devices enabling services and applications, while protecting the device and its contents. Discretix' products include embedded security co-processors and a bro ad range of security applications. The solutions are tightly integrated into the device, enhancing security without compromising the user experience. Discretix, a privately-owned company, serves the needs of some of the world's best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and has been consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit www.discretix.com.

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