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Signiant Joins Trusted Partner Network (TPN) and Completes App and Cloud ‘Gold Shield’ Assessment 

LEXINGTON, MA – October 25, 2023 – Signiant Inc. today announced it has joined the TPN and successfully completed a TPN App and Cloud Gold Shield assessment. The TPN is part of a broader Motion Picture Association (MPA) initiative to raise security capabilities throughout the industry, while generating efficiencies for participants to counter ongoing security threats and keep content secure. 

Signiant’s TPN Gold assessment was conducted by Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), a TPN-accredited assessor with a long track record as a respected independent third-party technology evaluator in the media industry. Third-party assessment by a certified assessor is differentiated via a gold shield vs. self-assessment represented by a blue shield. The resulting security report is now available to TPN Studio members. 

“Signiant has long been the trusted broker of content exchange across complex media supply chains that include Hollywood studios, broadcasters, streaming services and more,” said Ian Hamilton, CTO for Signiant. “While prior to Feb 2023 the TPN only managed site assessments, we saw a great opportunity as a SaaS vendor to leverage the new TPN App and Cloud assessment. TPN Studio members can now view the results of our security assessment through the TPN+ platform in a standard format thereby creating efficiencies for us and our customers. Signiant has been working with ISE to conduct independent third-party security evaluations for over ten years. With ISE’s recent accreditation as a TPN App and Cloud assessor, we saw this as a logical point to add the TPN to the list of security initiatives we participate in.” 

“We’re excited to have Signiant, a SaaS innovator in our industry, join the TPN membership. Secure content exchange is mission-critical to the media supply chain and we applaud Signiant’s efforts to ensure their products are as secure as possible and meet or exceed the high standards outlined by the MPA,” said Terri Davies, President of the TPN. “Through the TPN and participating companies like Signiant, content creators have a centralized and recognized source of security measures included in any listed product. This saves precious time and resources for producers who conduct independent security audits because it’s centralized and coordinated through the TPN.” 


About The Trusted Partner Network 
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is the leading, global, industry-wide film and television content security initiative. Designed to assist companies in preventing leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and television shows prior to their intended release, TPN seeks to raise security awareness, preparedness, and capabilities within the industry. TPN provides industry vendors with a voluntary, cost-effective way to ensure that the security of their facilities, staff, and workflows meet the MPA’s best practices and it accredits experienced auditors to conduct assessments globally. Through TPN, the film and television industry elevates the security standards and responsiveness of the vendor community, while greatly expanding the number of facilities that are assessed annually. The Trusted Partner Network is owned and managed by the Motion Picture Association. Learn more at www.TTPN.org. 

About The Motion Picture Association: 
The Motion Picture Association serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video, and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix Studios LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Learn more at https://www.motionpictures.org.  

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