Grass Valley and Tripwire Unveil Blueprint for Secure Playout

Companies under the Belden umbrella come together to ensure safe, reliable movement of digital media on IP networks

MONTREAL--()--While broadcasters today enjoy the many benefits of increased connectivity through open technologies such as IP, they also find a growing need for integrated security. Digital assets that include video files, graphics, data and more are moving freely across IP networks, making them more vulnerable to individuals outside the previously closed, proprietary broadcast workflow chain. To address this need, Grass Valley and Tripwire, both Belden Brands (NYSE: BDC), are unveiling a new blueprint for secure playout.

“We are fortunate to have both the broadcast and the security technology in the same corporate organization, allowing us to create a solution that directly targets the needs of broadcasters today,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “Our blueprint for secure playout combines the best practices of 50 years of Grass Valley broadcast expertise with the security knowledge and expertise of Tripwire, which is trusted by more than 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies. As the industry migrates to IP, security has to be a fundamental pillar of the transition to ensure the protection of these valuable digital assets.”

At the heart of the blueprint for secure playout is a simple three-step principle: secure the network; secure the servers; secure dedicated broadcast equipment. Grass Valley is applying this blueprint to its iTX Integrated Playout Platform first.

Playout is one of the most critical steps in content delivery — connecting broadcasters with their biggest audiences. Grass Valley iTX, one of the leading playout solutions on the market, delivered more than 17.5 million hours of television last year and can transform any broadcast operation into an efficient, scalable well-oiled machine without compromise in quality, flexibility or control. iTX delivers channels in SD/HD/4K and over SDI or IP, including robust live event management with the most complete real-time processing algorithms; and provides enhanced automation of ingest for streamlined workflows, while lowering the cost of running television channels.

The Tripwire blueprint includes Tripwire® IP360 TM, a vulnerability and risk management solution, providing complete visibility into the enterprise network, including all networked devices and their associated operating systems, applications and vulnerabilities. It’s a key foundational control for effective security risk management.

When applied with iTX, the blueprint for secure playout technology maintains security across the network, offering advanced threat detection to ensure broadcast systems are protected against new threats. The iTX Playout platform is the first in the broadcast industry verified to support the Tripwire security solutions and is just the first of many Grass Valley products to be offered as part of a comprehensive Tripwire solution.

Tripwire already provides end point detection and response, security and compliance and IT operations solutions to more than 9,000 organizations, including enterprises, service providers and government agencies around the world. The technology makes it easier to detect, prevent and respond to cyber security threats.

Tripwire representatives will be at NAB in Grass Valley’s booth SL106 to share more about the blueprint for secure playout.

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About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of endpoint detection and response, security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, service providers and government organizations. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at tripwire.com, get security news, trends and insights at tripwire.com/blog or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

About Grass Valley

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows, combined with expert consultation and insight that lead to sustainable success. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. For more information visit www.belden.com.

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Contacts

Media/Industry Analyst Relations:
David Cohen, 1-215-837-8699
david.cohen@grassvalley.com
or
Keith Hevenor, 1-315-413-4225
GrassValleyPR@mower.com

Contacts

Media/Industry Analyst Relations:
David Cohen, 1-215-837-8699
david.cohen@grassvalley.com
or
Keith Hevenor, 1-315-413-4225
GrassValleyPR@mower.com