Arxan CTO Kevin Morgan to Speak on DRM, Conditional Access, and Payment Models at CONNECTIONS 2010

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Leading digital lifestyle conference to feature panel session on content protection and monetization

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WHO: Kevin Morgan, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering, Arxan Technologies, a leading provider of software security solutions.

WHAT:
Morgan will speak on a panel entitled “DRM, Conditional Access, and Payment Models,” which focuses on the evolution of content protection and digital rights management (DRM), and specifically on the challenges of moving content across devices, the role of standards, and the ways DRM and Conditional Access systems can monetize content in new ways. The session will be moderated by Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates.

Morgan will address the underlying security of digital asset distribution models such as DRM and other applications in order to protect premium content as it is distributed through today’s varied entertainment ecosystems. Whether it is movies, music, games or television shows, consumers demand entertainment and information anytime and anywhere. This has led to the development of increasingly innovative and diverse distribution channels, such as smartphones, IPTV, and other methods to move content in today’s three-screen world. These “Hollywood 2.0” models, however, face growing challenges in protecting digital assets against hackers whose aim is to subvert the studios’ business models and intellectual property (IP).

Arxan’s application hardening and key protection solutions protect against tampering and reverse-engineering of code and IP in a durable and proven manner which does not impact source code, application functioning or the development process. The company’s technology supports DRM standards and robustness rules for content protection, and safeguards revenue channels from piracy and unauthorized access across desktop, server and embedded applications, including those designed for mobile devices such as the Android™.

Arxan customers span the digital media ecosystem, from leading game developers to digital media application providers, including Widevine®, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, which uses Arxan’s application hardening technology to protect its DRM platform.

WHEN:
June 9, 2010 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase (Ballroom H)
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions. This unique research-driven executive conference and showcase delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.

ABOUT ARXAN TECHNOLOGIES:
Arxan Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of software security solutions that protect applications from attack in distributed or un-trusted environments. We harden applications against tampering and reverse engineering for unauthorized use, piracy, and theft of intellectual property. Our advanced software protection solutions secure ISV, digital media providers’ and enterprise applications to proactively defend the integrity of code and business models. We defend, detect, alert and react to attacks through a threat-based, customizable approach that works without changing source code. Proven, durable and resilient, Arxan’s offerings support a full range of application protection needs, from commercial software to military grade assurance. Founded in 2001, Arxan Technologies has offices in Bethesda, MD, San Francisco, CA and West Lafayette, IN. For more information, please visit http://www.arxan.com.

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