Sony’s Ci Media Cloud Enhances Service Offering with NAGRA, Securing Content Throughout Review and Collaboration Workflows

Integration of NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking provides enhanced protection of digital media workflows in production and post-production, all in the cloud

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and media and entertainment solutions, today announced that NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking is integrated into Sony’s Ci Media Cloud, an industry-leading media management and collaboration platform, to enhance the security of pre-release content during review and collaboration in production and post-production workflows.

“Our integration with the NAGRA NexGuard solution allows customers to seamlessly expand their usage of Ci into their most sensitive workflows which demand a heightened level of security ,” said David Rosen, Vice President of Cloud Applications and Services, Sony Electronics.

Serving creative professionals and organizations around the globe, Ci is a cloud-based solution that allows users to capture, backup, review, transform and run streamlined media workflows without moving or copying content. With functionalities that save users time and money, the new integration with NAGRA NexGuard Forensic Watermarking provides enhanced security and collaboration, while simple web and mobile apps enable additional power and accessibility.

NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarkinguniquely watermarks content delivered using Ci’s MediaBox share-link tool. Unlike visual watermarking also available in Ci, forensically watermarked files can be played back without any visual obstruction. Natively integrated with Ci, NexGuard Watermarking safeguards shots, clips, and files from leaks before, during, and after production. NAGRA NexGuard forensic watermarking is an optional add-on security feature available to Company Network plans and above.

“NAGRA is excited to help studios and original content owners prevent the negative consequences of leaks that can occur throughout movie production and post-production and in review and collaboration workflows,” said Ken Gerstein, VP of Sales for NexGuard Watermarking at NAGRA. “We’re proud that our over 20 years of experience provide value and the best content protection available to respected market leaders like Sony’s Ci.”

NAGRA NexGuard Forensic Watermarking is part of a comprehensive line-up of solutions to guard against service and content piracy for those involved in producing and distributing valuable video content.

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About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit for more information.

About Ci Media Cloud

Ci Media Cloud is a cloud-based solution from Sony where users can capture, backup, review, transform and run streamlined media workflows without moving or copying files. It is the only media platform that offers remote file gathering, real-time collaboration, automated transcoding, high-speed file transfer, QC, logging, and archive functionality in a single SaaS subscription. Ci launched in 2013 and is now used by more than 250,000 media professionals each month around the world. For more information, visit