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Sansa Security Announces Support for Microsoft PlayReady, Expands Commitment to Solving Deep Security Problems

Offers Complete HD-Ready and Robust PlayReady Implementation for Smartphones, Tablets and Entertainment Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif.(19 Nov 2014)

Sansa Security, a leading provider of embedded security technologies, today announced the company is expanding its commitment to solving deep security problems by introducing immediate support for Microsoft PlayReady. The new Sansa Security Trustlet for Microsoft PlayReady offers developers complete HD-ready and robust PlayReady implementation for smartphones, tablets and entertainment devices. Microsoft PlayReady has established a wide and deep ecosystem that reaches a wide array of devices and OS to drive the optimal user experience. 

“The Sansa Security Trustlet for Microsoft PlayReady today offers an implementation running in Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), secured to silicon and qualified for handling premium, Full-HD video content,” said Yossi Hermush, VP Products, Content Protection for Sansa Security. “Our partnership with Microsoft enables us to leverage our more than ten years of experience in device security to deliver significant benefits to service providers and device manufacturers.” 

“Sansa Security, formerly known as Discretix, has demonstrated its value by offering customers a short time-to-market, R&D savings, robust security, rigorous interoperability and QA testing,” said George Ayad, director of partnerships for Microsoft PlayReady. “The Sansa Security Trustlet using PlayReady comes pre-integrated within a wide breadth of devices, ranging from smartphones, tablets and entertainment devices, ensuring the secure and seamless delivery of premium content to end users.”

The Sansa Security Trustlet for Microsoft PlayReady is field-proven across a broad range of connected devices and on Android® and Linux® operating systems. The client is in mass production across multiple programs at top-tier vendors including Samsung, HTC, Vestel, Technicolor and others.

Microsoft, Studio and Content-Provider Compliant

Sansa Security’s implementation of PlayReady adheres to Microsoft’s Compliance and Robustness rules as well as to the stringent requirements set by major Hollywood studios and content providers. The solution leverages Sansa Security’s vast hands-on experience, in-depth systems knowledge and hardware-based security expertise. Sansa Security’s PlayReady implementation provides a secure content data path and all of the essential elements required for a robust implementation, including secure provisioning, enhanced anti-rollback, optimized cryptography and integration with hardware security elements.

Android and Linux Support

The Sansa Security Trustlet for Microsoft PlayReady addresses the security vulnerabilities of open operating systems. The client supports all versions of Android as well as multiple Linux flavors. For Android-based devices, the client includes full integration with the Android Media DRM framework and enables immediate DRM awareness of all multimedia applications. For native Linux devices, the Sansa Security API allows quick integration into HTML5-based browsers using the EME interface and integration with customer-specific media frameworks such as GStreamer and others.


The Sansa Security Trustlet for Microsoft PlayReady is available now. For more information, please visit:

About Sansa Security

Sansa Security is the only comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) security platform to be deployed across a quarter billion devices. The company offers unified, scalable security across both IoT and mobile devices and our products address all security aspects from the silicon chipset to the provisioning of secrets via the cloud. Sansa also enables new business models between customers, suppliers and technology partners by enabling secure interactions through a configurable trust model. As a privately owned company, Sansa serves the needs of the world’s best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and is consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@sansasecurity).