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PallyCon Watermarking Solution Completes Cartesian Robustness Testing

INKA Entworks announced that its PallyCon watermarking solution has successfully completed a comprehensive robustness evaluation by Cartesian, a renowned security consultancy specialized in assessing security for the digital entertainment and media industries. Cartesian evaluated the PallyCon watermarking solution against a series of real-time transformations, piracy, and tampering attacks of varying intensities to measure the solution’s robustness.

Farncombe Security Audit™ Watermark testing by Cartesian is a gold standard in determining the robustness of watermarking technologies.

The audit included a total of 150+ tests such as compression, downscaling, cropping, aspect ratio alteration, and collusion, among other techniques used by real-life hackers to destroy, circumvent or remove the watermark and distribute premium content illegally.

James Ahn, Founder, CEO of INKA Entworks Inc., says, “We are elated to announce that PallyCon’s trusted video watermarking service has been tested aggressively by Cartesian’s Farncombe Security Audit™ Watermark testing suite. PallyCon has rightfully earned the Farncombe Security Audit™ Watermark shield, which is a testament to our commitment to provide robust solutions for combatting piracy of premium content.”

Mei Lam, Head of Security Assurance at Cartesian, says, “Forensic watermarks are powerful tools used to identify the source of content leaks. Pirates are aware of this and have become increasingly skilled at using manipulations such as filtering, resolution changes, geometric distortions, or collusion attacks to alter watermarks or make them unreadable before releasing pirated video assets on illegal websites. Our test suite simulates such attacks on watermarked videos to test the resilience of watermark technologies. For a solution vendor, submitting its watermarking technology to our comprehensive testing is proof of its trust in the performance of the solution, and of its commitment to target excellence.”

PallyCon’s watermarking solution is trusted by Hollywood studios and major OTT apps in different geographical markets. Completing Cartesian’s test suite is further evidence of PallyCon’s dedication to their robustness and of the role they play in controlling piracy of streaming video content.