protecting assets in an IT world feature
physically any number of problems be attached to each file. • Eliminated the use of FTP.
can arise. Whether it is accidental • Demand enterprise class security for • Hardened all computers inside the
destruction, a delivery mistake or file exchange: Though sFTP is better firewall including shutting off all non-
someone deliberately walking off than standard FTP, it still is not necessary services including USB ports.
with a tape, it is difficult to provide enterprise class security. You should • Implemented a Signiant content
the necessary level of protection to demand the same safeguards for your
distribution management (CDM)
your broadcast assets when they are broadcast assets that banks use to leaked every solution that enables automated
physically shipped. protect money transfers. This will
movement of content between all its
• DRM and watermarking: provide you with encryption during
partners - more importantly - no
Accountability goes a long way file transfers and certificates ensuring
content moves unless it is controlled
toward ensuring the safety of your that each computer on your network by the CDM and logs all content into
assets. No one wants to be found is authenticated (which prevents
and out of the facility.
responsible for leaking a film or messages being intercepted). marketing • Install a CDM gateway node outside
media story before it’s approved to Enterprise class security also provides
plans ruined the firewall (in the DMZ) - no content
go public. Once they are aware that digital signatures which can prove
enters or exits the facility without
the leak can be traced back to them files have been delivered and ensures
going through the CDM node and
and that they are liable if it is, people the integrity of the data.
become more careful. The best way • Uses automated workflows to
to implement these controls without Case study
watermark and DRM content when
high costs is to automate producing intended. applicable.
watermarked or DRM content. A post-production services company
• Begin using a content distribution that understands that a single leak can Conclusion
management solution: A content ruin the company has taken the
distribution management solution necessary steps to secure its facility. It Content is leaked every day, media
(CDM), such as the one Signiant has implemented a number of best stories are scooped and movie
offers, will allow you to manage, practices to ensure that there is no marketing plans ruined when content
secure and automate your content content leakage from the facility: is made public before intended. With
delivery. File-based workflows allow • Reduced the use of physical media as the Internet and the large numbers of
each transfer to be tracked and much as possible and is encour-aging people connected through social
controlled. Files can even be securely its clients to reduce it too. media sites, a small leak can quickly
delivered through firewalls. As part of • Installed video surveillance cameras go global. Because the risks are IT
the automating process, security at all locations within its facilities that focused, the solutions have to be IT
measures such as watermarking can have access to valuable information. focused too.
Reliability is king.
Yes, we know content is all-important, but it’s the
quality of the broadcast that makes the difference.
The PC-based automated playout system from OASYS gives you
rock-solid reliability from the day it is installed.
With all the functionality you need in one box, there is no need
to support multiple devices. And maintaining a standard PC, with
widely available parts and no specialist training required, is simple
We’ll work with you to provide the right level of failover
capabilities for your channels.
And OASYS is rightly proud of its first-class customer support,
available by phone or online 24-7 anywhere in the world.
OASYS: providing automated playout
solutions you can trust.
a: 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 5BB
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OASYS is a trading name of ON-AIR Systems Limited.
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