Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The main requirements to DRM platforms implementing effective user experience and strong security
measures to prevent unauthorized use of content are discussed. Comparison of hardware-based and software-
based platforms is made showing the general inherent advantages of hardware DRM solutions. Analysis and
evaluation of the main flaws of hardware platforms are conducted, pointing out the possibilities to overcome them.
The overview of the existing concepts for practical realization of hardware DRM protection reveals their
advantages and disadvantages and the increasing demand for creation of multi-core architecture, which could
assure an effective DRM protection without decreasing the user’s freedom and importing risks for end system