Adobe is teaming up with VeriSign to develop new peer-assisted content distribution systems for Flash-based content.

The companies plan to integrate existing products and services and jointly develop new technologies that help media and entertainment companies bring content online. The first phase of the expected collaboration consists of VeriSign incorporating Adobe Flash Media Server 2 into its new globally deployed Intelligent Content Delivery Network (CDN).

The two companies expect to work together to integrate future versions of next generation media technologies leveraging VeriSign's Kontiki peer-to-peer technology and Adobe's award-winning Flash Video software. The combined services will allow companies to deliver customised interactive Flash Video experiences, including movies, TV shows, broadcast media and user-interface technologies.

"VeriSign's global reach and leadership in intelligent infrastructure services will give content providers the ability to deliver truly innovative and more secure Flash Video experiences to the widest possible audience worldwide," said Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen.

"The ubiquity and power of Adobe Flash, combined with advanced streaming and media technologies from VeriSign, fundamentally changes how rich media content is deployed to consumers."

VeriSign launched its breakthrough Intelligent content delivery service last month, offering content publishers the ability for the first time to combine both traditional CDN services, such as video streaming and clientless download with advanced peer to peer technology for long form content delivery.

Adobe and VeriSign plan to make specific product and service introductions later in 2007.