Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Motorola Acquire SecureM for Software-based DRM

Motorola agreed to acquire the assets of SecureM, a developer of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SecureMedia develops and markets software systems for securing the distribution of digital entertainment over multiple platforms to multiple devices, including set-top boxes, wireless handsets, PCs and portable entertainment devices.

SecureMedia's Encryptonite ONE system supplies proven end-to-end security for content in managed IP, mobile, over-the-top (OTT) and hybrid environments. SecureMedia also provides consulting services including installation, training, integration and support.

Motorola said the acquisition enhances its content security product portfolio, enabling it to offer both stand-alone and integrated software security solutions to IP video customers.

SecureMedia is based in Natick, MA, with its core development team in Auckland, New Zealand. The company will now become part of Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility business.