Farncombe in the crow’s nest for piracy -
Farncombe in the crow’s nest for piracy
September 5, 2012 10.24 Europe/London By Julian Clover
IBC 2012 PREVIEW – AMSTERDAM. Specialist technology consultancy Farncombe has launched a new security monitoring service to manage fraud and prevent online piracy for over-the-top (OTT) content providers, platforms and pay-TV operators.
The Farncombe service offers close integration of web-scanning, behavioural monitoring and data centre protection, in a package tailored for the TV market: it is platform-agnostic, works alongside any CA or DRM technology, and can accept data from any billing system.
“As the industry moves from a model of absolute technical security in broadcast pay-TV towards supporting OTT delivery of premium content on a wide range of devices, a solution for deterring and detecting piracy and fraud has to be found,” says Andrew Glasspool, founder and managing partner at Farncombe.
One element of the service works by seeking out websites and social media that are attempting to drive traffic to pirated content, as well as the pirate sites themselves.
The second element, behavioural monitoring, is used in addition to web monitoring to identify attacks on specific platforms, including abuse of streaming and download services and tampering with legitimate devices. The contract breaches detected can then be used to generate and enforce new business rules and policies without the need for complex technical solutions to be implemented.
The third element involves detection of attacks on the hosting infrastructure itself.