OTC Bulletin Board : VLDI

January 30, 2007 14:52 ET

Validian Unveils Its New Anti-Piracy Solution for Digital Media Post-Production

Validian's Biometric Media Seal Is a First-to-Market Solution Designed to Prevent Hacking, Theft and Piracy of Films and Music During the Production and Post-Production Process

OTTAWA, ON--(CCNMatthews - January 30, 2007) - Ewire -- Validian Corporation (OTCBB: VLDI), a leader in application security software and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new anti-piracy solution, Validian Biometric Media Seal (BMS). Validian's BMS is a first-to-market solution, designed and developed specifically to prevent hacking, theft and piracy of digital media including films, videos, television programs and music during the production and post-production process.

Commenting on the announcement, Bruce Benn, President & CEO of Validian Corporation, stated, "Piracy of feature films often can be traced back to non-secure production and post-production processes. As the digital media industry further embraces digital media processing, electronic transfers, and digital projection and playback, the security vulnerabilities inherent in the electronic storage and movement of high-value digital assets multiply the risks of disclosure and theft."

When left unaddressed, piracy risks can have important ramifications for the returns of businesses that participate in the digital media industry. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, piracy and hacking of digital movies and videos cost the industry over $6 billion in lost revenues and damage last year in the U.S. alone. Similarly, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, piracy of music has caused the industry annual losses of $4.7 billion.

Validian's Biometric Media Seal solution enables post-production houses, studios and production companies to:

1) Authenticate project workers using fingerprint signatures
2) Store media files in encrypted form on portable media storage drives
3) Transfer encrypted media files of any size and any format between
authenticated workers and/or reviewers across the Internet
4) Track media file activity, such as create, rename, modify, transfer
and delete, transparently and in real-time over the Internet
5) Set universal policies which govern security and tracking levels
applied on a per project basis

Validian's BMS solution includes secure USB devices which integrate fingerprint scanning, media file transfer and tracking applications, and secure storage in a highly portable form factor. The solution also includes advanced back-end infrastructure that automates most security operations (key generation and distribution, etc.) and automatically tracks file events for all media files on a project. The easy-to-manage infrastructure can be hosted at the customer site or with third-parties.

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