ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — digital elementthe global leader in IP geolocation and audience insights, today announced that it has been appointed to 2022 Streaming Media 50 list of innovative companies in the online video space. Now in its fifth year, the Streaming Media 50 list is Streaming Media’s annual list of the biggest, most innovative and exciting companies in the online video space.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Streaming Media as an innovative company for the second year in a row,” said Jerrod Stoller, President, Digital Envoy, parent company of Digital Element. “Content publishers need highly accurate geolocation data and global IP intelligence to control the distribution of their assets and combat the use of VPNs for circumvention purposes. Our expertise in IP address intelligence data puts the company in an ideal position to serve this market.
For decades, Digital Element’s global IP geolocation data has been leveraged by streaming companies to deliver relevant programs and advertisements, as well as to combat illegal viewing. However, with the growing popularity of streaming services, coupled with the growing use of VPNs, security and compliance teams feel immense urgency to better understand the VPN market, especially the service providers who boast of allowing users to circumvent access to digital rights.
“The annual Streaming Media 50 list highlights the industry’s most innovative and influential technology providers, service providers and platforms, acclaimed by our editorial team,” says Steve Nathans-Kelly, Managing Editor and Vice – president of Streaming Media. “Some are large and well-established standard bearers in the industry, others are relatively small, and newcomers are just starting to make a splash. All stand out from the crowd with their innovative approach and commitment to customer service. and to advance the industry.
Avoiding circumvention requires a cybersecurity posture
Recently, Digital Element announced enhancements to Modify, its threat intelligence solution that helps security professionals respond to the growing VPN market and the threats these services may pose. Nodify leverages Digital Element’s expertise in IP address intelligence data, and continues its commitment to innovation and helping our customers stay ahead of an ever-changing threat landscape.
Nodify data helps enterprise security teams assess VPN traffic by providing contextual information around an IP address, including:
- VPN classification (hidden, public or private)
- Provider name and URL
- Entry and exit nodes
- IP addresses linked to a provider
- Target market languages
- Type of traffic (Commercial or Enterprise VPN)
This information allows streaming companies to protect their revenue by determining which connections are risky and which connections are valid, helping to prevent bad actor circumvention activities by identifying anonymized connections or connections from certain geographies.
Digital Element was also included on the Streaming media 50 in 2021.
About 50 Media Streaming
For more than a decade, Streaming Media has published our annual list of the biggest, most innovative and simply the most interesting providers in the online video market. For our list, we focus exclusively on technology providers, not the content companies, OTT services, and broadcasters that use them. The Streaming Media 50 are the creme de la creme, the companies that are here today and won’t be gone tomorrow.
About the digital item
Digital Element is the world leader in geolocation and IP intelligence. In business for more than two decades, the company has unparalleled expertise in leveraging IP address information to deliver new value to businesses in a transparent and privacy-friendly manner. Leveraging the world’s most recognized brands, Digital Element provides customers with innovative solutions designed to optimize engagement across industries and applications, creating unique value at every consumer touchpoint. Many of the world’s largest websites, brands, security companies, ad networks, social media platforms and mobile publishers have trusted Digital Element’s technology to target advertising, localize content, improve analytics and manage content rights, as well as detecting and preventing online fraud.
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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Digital Element is a division of Digital Envoy, Inc.
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