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GeoGuard launches with Akamai

GeoGuard’s premium VPN/Proxy Detection now fully integrated with Akamai to offer enhanced anti-piracy tools for online streaming services.

June 11, 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) – GeoGuard today announces a new agreement with Akamai in which GeoGuard’s market-leading VPN/DNS Proxy detection solution is available to Akamai customers via an integration into Akamai’s cloud delivery platform. Fully Hollywood Studio approved, this provides frictionless capabilities to online broadcasters to tap into GeoGuard’s award-winning solution to remain compliant with studio and sports rightsholders’ content protection obligations.

With one in four web users regularly using VPNs, with the predominant purpose of bypassing content geo-filtering restrictions, this service will provide a simple and effective method for Akamai clients to just “turn on” the GeoGuard solution to benefit from an enhanced level of content security from geolocation fraud and geo-piracy, caused by the widespread use of VPNs and DNS Proxy services to fake location.

“Geolocation fraud and geo-piracy via VPNs and DNS Proxies undermine the territorial business model that our streaming broadcasters and OTT clients rely on for revenue,” says Campbell Foster, Vice President of Product Marketing of Akamai. “By integrating GeoGuard directly with the Akamai Intelligent Platform, we are giving our customers a simple way to implement a comprehensive geo-piracy solution without the usual associated complexity and technical overhead. In addition to streaming broadcasters and OTT providers, we see this as an important technology for other markets where geolocation fraud is a concern, such as the financial services industry.”

“With Akamai being the leading provider of secure internet distribution of TV and film content, it made perfect sense to integrate our proven VPN and DNS Proxy detection technology right at the CDN level,” says David Briggs, CEO of GeoGuard. “This integrated solution enables Akamai’s clients to quickly and easily benefit from the highest level of geolocation-based security for their content.”

GeoGuard and Akamai are working together to offer this innovative solution so please contact your Akamai account representative for more information.

About GeoGuard

Based in Vancouver, Canada, GeoGuard provides geo-data verification solutions and services that enable content owners and OTT providers to prevent the illicit access to content through geo-piracy. The only VPN/DNS Proxy service to be 3rd party tested and rated “Very Strong”, as well as being independently rated as market-leading, GeoGuard provides a suite of geo-filtering solutions combined with human intelligence to stop internet users spoofing their location through VPNs and DNS Proxies, as well as through more specialist attacks.

The solutions that GeoGuard offers are based on the award-winning geo-location technologies that its parent company GeoComply developed for the geo-protection of the regulated online casino industry. This means that the company’s software is now installed in 300 million devices, putting it in a uniquely powerful position to identify and counter the very latest geolocation fraud threats. For more information, visit www.geoguard.com or email us at solutions@geoguard.com

About Akamai

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.

 

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