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Genetec to unveil updated Security Center with advanced cyber security, privacy, and access control features at IFSEC International 2016

Published on 13 June, 2016
Genetec announces two new subscription-based ownership models
Genetec will offer previews of new technologies and launch their new Security Center subscription model at IFSEC 2016

Genetec Inc., a provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions, invites IFSEC International 2016 attendees to visit its newly-designed experience centre at stand # F550 for demonstrations and previews of technology, trends, and insights that are shaping the physical security industry in 2016 and beyond. The conference takes place from 21-23 June at the Excel Centre in London.

Security Center 5.5 demonstrations

Visitors to the Genetec stand will be able to see the first public demonstration of Security Center 5.5, the latest version of its flagship unified security platform, featuring added authentication and authorisation protection, new encryption and privacy features, a disaster recovery mode, video management enhancements, expanded access control features.

Genetec will offer previews of new and in-development technologies benefiting large-scale enterprise and institutional clients with advanced new decision support capabilities and an intuitive map-based user interface. Additionally Genetec will demonstrate its new Security Center Subscription model with “pay-as-you-go” based ownership that removes the usual operational expenditure (OpEx) costs for a term-based, affordable introduction to Security Center for enterprise and small and medium size (SMB) outlets.

Privacy & security

To ensure the highest levels of privacy, users can now automatically anonymise the identity of people on camera by employing a new foreground-masking feature. The software streams a redacted version of the video with encrypted and locked access to the original, ensuring security operators in the control room cannot personally identify individuals unless a valid security issue requires them to do so. Combined with a series of encryption, authentication and access security measures, Security Center assures sensors such as cameras, intercoms and door controllers stay ‘hardened’ to cyber-attack.

In the 2016 conference Genetec will be addressing the concerns of  balance between privacy and security by introducing new privacy and security controls

Security Center users can implement digital certificates to establish trust within their security environment, while the use of the latest encryption standards such as TLS, AES-128, and RSA results in more secure communications between all Security Center client and server applications. Taking it one-step further, Security Center can encrypt video data at-rest (while the data ‘rests’ in an archive), or in-transit (while the data is in movement on the network), ensuring the privacy of live and recorded video. To streamline multi-organisation collaboration, organisations can leverage third-party claims services, including Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, to authenticate and manage Security Center users across organisations and domains.

“It is correct that visitors to IFSEC are rightly concerned about discovering the right balance between privacy and security,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management at Genetec Inc. “At this year’s conference, we are addressing these concerns head on by introducing new privacy and security controls that enable systems to be best matched to the specifics of the situation in which they will be used.”

Flexibility of ownership

Genetec has announced two new subscription-based ownership models for its flagship unified security platform, Security Center, addressing the evolving way customers wish to own and access software.

Security Center Subscription introduces new flexible ownership and payment options that allow customers to receive the same local, on-premises version of Security Center but pay for it on a monthly or annual basis, as opposed to purchasing the entire system up front. When purchasing on subscription, customers also benefit from the Genetec online support resources and qualified support professionals by phone or through live chat, as well as access to Security Center Cloud services with risk-free trials included in the price.  Security Center Subscription is available immediately through a new Genetec self-service portal.

Security Center Compact is a new entry-level offering which supports up to 25 cameras and provides an easy “no training required” option for smaller sites and customers with basic video management requirements. It offers a clear upgrade path as an organisation’s security needs evolve, enabling users to move on to a higher edition of Security Center without having to install or redeploy new system software. Genetec certified channel partners can sign up for offer clients a 90-day trial of Security Center Compact through the Channel Partner Portal. 

Law enforcement & parking

The Genetec experience centre IFSEC will feature the latest version of its AutoVu™ automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) solution, highlighting the newest tools for law enforcement and parking with the latest generation Sharp and Sharp X camera hardware. AutoVu Managed Services and Free-Flow offer new parking enforcement and management modules that helps increase parking efficiency.

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