Authentium Releases Advanced Antivirus Protection For Video Servers

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Authentium VSSX (Video Server Security Extensions) enables proven, cross-platform protection for critical video servers responsible for billions of dollars in program origination, ad insertion, and pay-per-view revenue.

Authentium, one of the leading security software developers in the United States, today announced the release of Authentium VSSX (Video Server Security Extensions), an antivirus and threat-prevention software product developed specifically to protect Windows NT 3.51, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000-based video servers deployed at hundreds of cable television head-ends and media broadcast centers worldwide.    

Authentium VSSX incorporates technology based on Authentium’s award-winning Command Antivirus technology, and includes automatic updating, central management, and advanced heuristic virus detection capabilities. Extensive testing on Windows NT 3.51, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000-based video servers was recently successfully concluded using servers from leading provider, SeaChange International.        

"Video servers are an indispensable part of program origination, ad insertion, and pay-per-view operations at broadcasters and cable companies. We are starting to see viruses and worms turning up in these previously closed environments. This represents a threat to literally billions of dollars in revenue. That is why we invested in the development of a cross-platform solution focused on securing these servers," said John Sharp, Authentium’s Chairman & CEO.

Prior to starting Authentium in 2000, all three co-founders of Authentium, John Sharp, Phil Braden, and Michiel de Bruijn worked extensively in the cable and broadcast industry. Authentium’s President, Phil Braden, winner of the 1995 “Most Innovative Broadcaster” award for his design of a fully-automated, digital, multi-channel broadcast environment at Orbit Communications in Rome, has deployed video servers extensively since 1995.

“This product was designed by people who have spent their careers working in broadcast and cable. We understand that any security software products installed in these environments need to be deployable with zero impact, easily maintained, and transparently updateable”, said Phil Braden, Authentium’s President. “Authentium VSSX has a small footprint, deploys without a reboot, and provides advanced protection out of the box. It protects modern servers, plus legacy systems. I believe that broadcasters and cable operators will be extremely happy with the performance of this product”.

The Authentium VSSX antivirus suite is priced at $199.00 per server per year, or $99.00 per year for a three year contract.    

About Authentium

The Authentium modular ESP (Enhanced Security Platform) architecture enables network operators to deploy integrated suites of multi-vendor, “best of breed” security modules and value-added services across large networks. Authentium’s customers include the top three US cable companies, leading education institutions and government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Bob Anthes

561-575-3200 x4195

Authentium, Inc.

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