Microsoft To Provide Protected HTTP Streaming via IIS Media Services

At the Streaming Media East Conference in New York City this week, Microsoft  Silverlight announced that IIS Media Services will support a version of PlayReady DRM to enable protected HTTP streaming. The solution will deploy on one single box to secure media assets for online streaming using IIS Smooth Streaming and PlayReady DRM, directly within IIS Media Services.

File-based encryption is the most robust way to secure high value content – much more so than stream encryption, which only secures the communication stream. The PlayReady DRM IIS Media Services solution will bring full file-based encryption into IIS Media Services with the ease of use of traditional stream encryption.  And the solution will use Microsoft PlayReady technology, which is widely supported in the industry.

For the Silverlight blog post, click here.