Trust Your IP in the Cloud: Shotgun Provides Tech Preview of Secure Cloud Enterprise Architecture for VFX & Animation Studios

Jul 25, 2019



The biggest studios around the world require the most stringent security standards for protecting sensitive studio IP. Shotgun is dedicated to protecting our customers’ data, and for the past five years, we’ve partnered with the Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) – one of the largest, most trusted and highly-regarded security organizations in M&E – for quarterly audits to ensure our pipeline management platform is industry compliant and exceeds the tightest security standards for all customers. Today, we’re providing a technology preview of a new secure enterprise Shotgun offering built on AWS supporting network segregation and customer managed media isolation.


Media security is critical and a top priority for all of our customers, and the new Shotgun cloud enterprise platform provides our largest studio and enterprise users with the confidence to collaborate in a closed network pipeline in the cloud. Over the past two years, Shotgun has worked closely with AWS to develop our new cloud offering, with support and feedback throughout the process from ISE.
Shotgun has maintained a long-standing relationship with ISE to ensure compliance with the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) for both our enterprise and standard Shotgun clients. The TPN is a content protection initiative established by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA).  


Animal Logic, one of the world’s leading animation studios with facilities across Australia, Canada and Los Angeles, has been an early beta tester of the new Shotgun cloud enterprise offering. “We are excited to work with Autodesk and AWS to push this next level of content security forward in our studios. The new enterprise platform supports our long-term objective of cloud-native solutions, while ensuring we meet the strict security requirements of our partners,” said Darin Grant, chief technology officer, Animal Logic. 

For more information and to find out if your studio might be a beta candidate for Shotgun’s secure cloud enterprise offering, be sure to visit us at SIGGRAPH 2019 in booth 1211!