The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is a joint venture between two major entertainment industry associations, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA). The TPN's goal is to help companies to ensure content security, prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of movies and TV shows before they are released, by creating a single, central global directory of “trusted partner” vendors.
TPN is used to establish whether a service provider appropriately uses industry-standard practices. In particular, this is done through an auditing process whereby a certified evaluator ensures client content security through a comprehensive assessment of the relevant facilities, personnel, and work practices of the service provider. Alibaba Cloud is the first public cloud service provider to obtain the TPN certification globally.