IIS Media Services to Include a Version of PlayReady DRM for HTTP Streaming

Posted by sumeethevans on May 13 2010, 3:02 AM. Posted in SilverLight.

Some big news today for customers who are interested in easy to use, robust content protection for HTTP streaming scenarios using IIS Media Services…

Today we’re announcing that IIS Media Services will support a version of PlayReady DRM to enable protected HTTP streaming. The PlayReady DRM IIS Media Services solution will deploy on a single box to secure your media assets for online streaming using the IIS Smooth Streaming and PlayReady DRM technology, directly within IIS Media Services - no additional license fees or royalties required.
File-based encryption is the most robust way to secure high value content – much more so than stream encryption, which only secures the communication stream. The PlayReady DRM IIS Media Services solution will bring full file-based encryption into IIS Media Services with the ease of use of traditional stream encryption.  And the solution of course will use Microsoft PlayReady technology, which is widely supported in the industry and draws on the experience gained from more than a decade of investment that Microsoft has made in the development of DRM technology.

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