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RPK Adds Multi-Platform Support for Streaming Encryption

RPK Security, Inc. announced RPK SecureMedia V2.0 for the RealNetworks RealSystem G2 media delivery system.

RPK SecureMedia provides content publishers a security solution for Web-based multimedia streaming with support of Solaris, Oracle's 8i database and common Linux distributions, including Red Hat, VA Linux Systems and Caldera OpenLinux.

RPK SecureMedia provides content protection, confidentiality, authentication and access control for streaming media with encryption, made to ensure valuable content or confidential business information is not pirated or altered in transit, the company said.

"RPK SecureMedia is the first solution to stream content encrypted over the Internet or intranet using RealNetworks' RealServer 7.0," said Ben Rotholtz, general manager, RealNetworks, Inc. "RPK's innovative product addresses a growing customer need for security and is designed to provide seamless real-time performance, allowing users of RealSystem G2 to conduct confidential business or send secure and trusted broadcasts or entertainment content."

RPK SecureMedia can be used in a range of settings and applications including secure music and video delivery, videoconferencing, corporate and government briefings, remote training and distance learning, advertising/content creation and ISPs -- secure remote hosting, the firm said.

RPK Security's Encryptonite Engine, the core technology in RPK products, is a public key encryption system designed to address the needs of streaming media. It is designed to accommodate variable sized, garbled, lost or out-of-order packets without noticeable performance degradation and scale up as broadband Internet connections become prevalent.