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Harmonix Hides Behind Irdeto’s Cloakware

by Tim Turi on Dec 02, 2009 at 05:05 AM

Rock Band developer Harmonix has recently joined forces with Netherlands-based limited liability company, Irdeto. The partnership is a step in Harmonix’s efforts to minimize future content-related security breaches, thus ensuring consumers a continuing stream of awesome games.

Irdeto’s Cloakware, an anti-piracy technology, is the product that will help protect Harmonix’s exclusive music content. “It was evident from the start the Cloakware team had the acumen that comes with years of experience to develop sophisticated technology that could meet our unique needs for protecting assets,” said CTO of Harmonix, Eran Egozy.

Harmonix’s crackdown on the future hacking and pirating of its game content ultimately means that the company will be able to confidently provide better content for gamers.

Speaking on the fresh partnership, senior VP of Cloakware, Said Rahmani Khezri said, “With Irdeto’s groundbreaking cross-platform Cloakware technology, we are now fully prepared to offer a complete suite of security solutions across all video game platforms - including the Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3- that help make quick, widespread deployment a reality”

Security concerns and data leaks are an ongoing problem in the gaming industry, and it’s logical that Harmonix is taking precautions. However, their milestone partnership with the infamously paranoid Beatles is behind them, which has us wondering if Harmonix has a huge, unannounced project under tight lock and key.