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What is Axinom DRM?

Axinom DRM is Axinom’s highly robust multi-DRM solution that enables customers to leverage leading DRM technologies with ease by using a unified API. It supports Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, and Apple FairPlay Streaming. Axinom DRM can operate in the cloud, on-premises and even on board of vessels while being completely disconnected from the internet.

Axinom DRM features two core products:

  • Axinom DRM Licensing Service:
    The licensing service enables secure creation and delivery of licenses to consumer devices. It features a comprehensive API that makes integration with existing websites/portals an efficient and hassle-free process.

  • Axinom Key Service:
    Axinom Key Service is a cloud-hosted solution that is able to securely store encryption keys. It comes with APIs that allow the integration with modern encoders/packagers which request encryption keys from Axinom Key Service.

Why would I consider using multiple DRM technologies instead of only one?

There are many things to consider when rolling out an online video solution with DRM.

The advantages of using multiple DRM technologies simultaneously are:

  • Broadest reach – supporting multiple DRM technologies allows you to reach a broader set of device types

  • Provide the best user experience by using the natively supported DRM technology

  • Avoid client-side licensing fees

  • Support native and web-based solutions

The disadvantages of using just one DRM technology:

  • Limited reach

  • Potentially expensive, because it is necessary to license client-side DRM technology and bring it to the device types where it is not supported natively (if at all possible)

  • Web-based solutions will be very limited, because browsers differ very much in terms of DRM technology support

  • For more information, we recommend reading our white paper

What is the cloud-hosted Axinom DRM service and who can use it?

The cloud-hosted Axinom DRM license service allows for generating licenses that enable end users to consume protected content. The service comes with an extensive API that enables efficient integration with existing websites and online portals. It is accompanied by a set of tools that make adoption easy:

Are you licensed with Microsoft, Google, and Apple?

Yes. Axinom has all the needed relationships with the respective DRM technology vendors.

Is Axinom DRM approved by major studios, broadcasters, and networks?

Yes. Axinom DRM is built on leading DRM technologies (Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine, Apple FairPlay Streaming) which have earned full trust from all major players.

Can Axinom DRM effectively prevent piracy?

Yes. Axinom DRM leverages leading DRM technologies with an impressive track record. PlayReady, Widevine, and FairPlay Streaming feature built-in security on many levels and come with sophisticated anti-tamper technology. Your content is persistently encrypted with state-of-the-art AES encryption technology prior to transferring it. Anyone “stealing” such content will not be able to consume it without the necessary decryption keys.

Does your DRM solution impose restrictions on the content types (video, audio, .mp3, .pdf, etc.)?

Axinom DRM allows protecting audio/video content. You cannot use it for other file types, such as PDF documents.

Does your solution support mobile platforms?

Yes. Axinom DRM supports several DRM technologies simultaneously. This allows our customers to reach broad audiences on all sorts of mobile device platforms like iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Android, Windows, and browser-based solutions.