The new Viaccess's weapon against the hackers The Praha card is a new generation of proactive and intelligent smart card where security is leveraged into a new era Amsterdam- Viaccess, a France Telecom company and the European leader in conditional access, just announced at the IBC forum the introduction of the PRAHA card. This smart card is the living proof of Viaccess’ commitment in the fight against hackers : Viaccess’ strategy is to supply its customers with a new card every 24 months to remain a step ahead of piracy. The PRAHA card (PRoactive Against Hacker Attacks) is a state of the art security design inheriting from Viaccess’ 15 years of experience in piracy management. The PRAHA card ensures an optimal compatibility with the existing set top boxes in order to facilitate the deployment and the operations by customers. In terms of security, it includes new proactive security features to fight against card sharing and provides countermeasures. For our customers, the PRAHA card is definitely the right option to upgrade to the highest security level now available. The benefits are multiple: • State of the art security as the card is proactive against cardsharing and enables hacker attack analysis and automatic sanctioning • Latest chipset generation “The availability of the PRAHA card is the result of the extensive research undertaken by our R&D department and of our commitment against piracy,” explains François Moreau de Saint Martin, Viaccess CEO. “We are in a growing, competitive market undergoing profound changes and we believe the introduction of the PRAHA card will ultimately enforce our customers’ business.” Viaccess will display its solutions and demonstrations at the IBC show on booth 151, Hall 1.