On the same day that Adobe Systems Inc. revealed it was purchasing Macromedia for $3.4 billion, Macromedia unveiled secure Flash delivery at The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with Speedera Networks Inc., the two companies said the secure delivery service would add additional revenue streams for companies and protect content.
Macromedia said the service would protect ads, music and movie trailers or other types of content against misuse, even if the content is not revenue generating and its theft will not directly affect online revenues. The service also ensures content can be played only from the intended website and not posted on other sites. In addition, the streaming URL cannot be mass-mailed to users who have not been authorized to use it.
Speedera’s Flash Video Streaming Service with the secure option is built on Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX and integrated into the Speedera SpeedSuite platform.
In addition to the new security capabilities, standard features of the secure Flash delivery include: automatic tracking and report generation; video and audio streaming that starts instantly; and the SpeedEye management portal, which allows providers to manage content, set up live events and view real-time and historical statistics, including total hits, top 10 clips, average viewing time, concurrent viewers and geographic location of visitors.