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NexTech AR and Fastly Partnership Achieves Breakthrough In Enterprise Video Security

NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech), an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, and AR-enhanced video conferencing and virtual events is pleased to announce that with the help of Fastly, a global edge cloud platform, it achieved a breakthrough in enterprise video security. Its implementation of JWT with Fastly brings token authentication to the edge greatly enhancing security and performance.

Scott Bishop of Fastly comments, “We were happy to work with NexTech AR Inferno’s team in bringing their JWT authentication to the edge. Our platform’s design allows us to compute at the edge and authenticating JWT at this stage is exactly the kind of use case we envisioned. Computing these at the edge enhances both Inferno ARs security as well as performance. What we have achieved with InfernoAR is fantastic”.

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InfernoAR- CTO Mark Pace comments. “We are always looking at ways to enhance security. That we were able to push authentication to the edge to not only increase security, but also performance is a huge win. With the assistance of Fastly we were able to edge compute JWT putting the first line of defense as close to the user as possible.”

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Evan Gappelberg, Chief Executive Officer, NexTech AR noted “InfernoAR is a category killer product for NexTech” He continues “InfernoAR, is the world’s most advanced SaaS AR Video Conferencing and Video Learning Experience Platform for Events, that is loaded with features including; Interactive Video, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality all in one super-secure platform allowing enterprises the ability to create the world’s most engaging virtual event management and learning experiences with the added knowledge that their data is secure. With automated closed captions and translations to over 64 languages InfernoAR is in a class by itself.”

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As Fastly continues to offer more edge compute services, Pace sees InfernoAR moving additional features to the edge. Functions such as playlist rewriting, used to service iOS devices, can be moved to the edge further enhancing performance. “I’m looking forward to moving more of our basic services to the edge to remove load from the core to add more reliability and reduce latency as we move all of these closer to the user.”

Security is a core feature of InfernoAR – the platform services many Fortune 500 businesses. Token authentication allows the CDNs to reject serving videos to unauthorized users, by taking the JWT authentication to the edge security is pushed closer to the user and load is taken off the core application.

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