SOURCE: Validian Corporation

June 18, 2008 08:00 ET

VALIDIAN Announces MediaProtect 2.0

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Ewire -- Validian Corporation (OTCBB: VLDI), a leader in the protection of digital assets, announced MediaProtect 2.0 today, the latest release of its digital content protection solution for the Entertainment and Media industry.

"Producing digital content today requires considerable investment," said Bruce Benn, CEO of Validian Corporation, "and because the content is in easy-to-copy form, owners and custodians of digital properties require advanced solutions to help counter the threat of piracy or disclosure."

Validian MediaProtect is an integrated solution for securely accessing, storing, auditing and sharing digital assets. Validian MediaProtect consists of:

--  rugged, tamper-proof and portable micro-drives that can be connected
    to a USB port on any personal computer or workstation
--  fingerprint-enabled user access to store content and built-in
--  transparent and hardware-based encryption that secures all files in
    the event a micro-drive is lost, stolen or misplaced
--  transparent auditing of file operations (access, delete, modify, etc.)
    that provides an automatic and real-time custody trail of project worker
    activities relating to content
--  built-in and easy to use, secure file sharing application that
    protects content while in transit to internal networks or Internet-
    connected peers and central file servers

Validian MediaProtect safeguards digital property throughout the production, post-production and distribution processes against threats such as user impersonation, inadvertent disclosure, online interception and theft.

"The need for a secure solution that easily integrates with existing workflows has been a high priority for Validian. With enhancements specifically aimed at improving usability and performance, our latest release continues our mission of protecting high-value digital assets and addresses these requirements directly," concluded Bruce Benn.

Added features of Validian's MediaProtect 2.0 solution in this release include:

--  a wide range of micro-drive capacity (2GB to 250GB) in either stick or
    drive form factors
--  re-designed and more intuitive user interface to perform primary
    transfer functions with the click of a mouse
--  checkpoint restart and scheduled transfers to provide greater
    flexibility and minimize disruptions and wait times during large file
--  secure peer-to-peer connections enabling direct transfer of digital
    content files between workers without the need to upload to or download
    from a central server
--  MacOS support that allows users to move freely between different
    workstations while protecting their digital content

Using Validian's MediaProtect 2.0, owners of digital property can maximize their delivery windows, maintain their audience conditioning programs, and reduce industry exposure to losses associated with Internet piracy (estimated by the Motion Picture Association of America at $9.4 B worldwide in 2005).

Validian's MediaProtect 2.0 solution will be available at the end of June for Microsoft Windows and in Q4 for MacOS. For more information on the solution, please email or visit

About Validian

Validian Corporation provides comprehensive solutions for the protection of digital information and content while in transit and at rest. Validian solutions can be customized rapidly to the business processes and work flow of the organization to ensure the end-to-end authenticity, integrity and custody of its high value digital assets. A U.S. corporation, Validian has offices in the U.S, Canada and Switzerland.

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