September 27, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – In recognition of GeoComply’s leadership in combating geo-piracy and protecting the streaming video industry, we are thrilled to announce that GeoGuard, our Hollywood Studio-approved VPN and proxy detection solution, has won the 2021 CSI Award for Best Content Protection Technology. GeoGuard is used by online broadcasters and OTT providers worldwide, including Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, to protect their territorially restricted content, ensuring content value and revenue is not lost to geolocation fraud and geo-piracy.
The CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.
“VPN and proxy detection isn’t just about satisfying rights owners’ contract requirements, it’s now a fundamental part of the video security and anti-piracy strategy that any online broadcaster or OTT platform implements,” said James Clark, Director of Global Sales, GeoComply. “With studios, sports leagues and other content producers relying heavily on streaming video revenues, ensuring content value is not lost through geo-piracy is important for the entire ecosystem to remain economically viable and able to deliver the content that viewers want. This year’s award category was contested by some of the heavy-weights of the industry and we’re grateful to the independent judges for recognizing the importance and impact our VPN and proxy detection solution plays in ensuring a healthy future for streaming video.”
GeoGuard is independently tested by Kingsmead Security as 99.6% effective in detecting VPNs and DNS proxies and is updated several times a day to ensure false positives are kept to a minimum and accuracy remains high. GeoGuard protects over 10 billion streaming requests and over 300 million unique streaming users per month and is considered the Hollywood Studio-approved gold standard. It is also integrated into the platforms of the world’s largest CDN providers, such as Akamai and Amazon CloudFront.
About GeoComply Solutions Inc.
GeoComply provides fraud prevention and cybersecurity solutions that detect location fraud and help verify a user’s true digital identity. Our award-winning products are based on the technologies developed for the highly regulated and complex U.S. online gaming and sports betting market. Beyond iGaming, GeoComply provides geolocation fraud detection solutions for streaming video broadcasters and the online banking, payments and cryptocurrency industries, building an impressive list of global customers including Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Akamai, Sightline, DraftKings, FanDuel and MGM.
The company’s software is installed on over 400 million devices worldwide and analyzes over 3 billion transactions a year, placing GeoComply in a unique position to identify and counter both current and newly emerging fraud threats.
Proven and refined over 10 years of development, GeoComply’s solutions incorporate location, device and identity intelligence along with advanced machine learning to detect and flag fraudulent activity. By integrating GeoComply’s solutions into their processes and risk engines, organizations are able to identify fraud earlier in a user’s engagement, better establish their true digital identity and empower digital trust.
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