IoT is quickly ramping up – industry experts predict an overall volume of 30 billion devices connected via Internet by 2020. This trend also applies to IP surveillance network cameras: More and more video security systems are no longer isolated installations but exposed to the Internet, and therefore cybersecurity has become an important decision criterion in the project design phase. During the past few years, numerous cyber-attacks have shown that IP cameras are the hacker’s top targets, as they are constantly connected and offer relatively high computing power as well as good Internet traffic throughout. In view of this, SeeTec, pioneer in video management software, and VIVOTEK, global IP surveillance solution provider, established a cybersecurity cooperation based on its latest cyber-defense solution, which VIVOTEK’s network cameras are armed with Trend Micro’s anti-intrusion software. The solution provides security against brute force attacks, automatically prevents and detects intrusion attempts, and instantly controls the extent of damage. The SeeTec Cayuga video management system is now tested and certified for the use with the Trend Micro’s solution on VIVOTEK network cameras, thus enabling end-to-end IT security for the video ecosystemIt is key to maintain high security standards for all types of components including cameras, software and infrastructure" Innovative Cybersecurity-defence Solutions Andreas Beerbaum, Managing Director at SeeTec, points out the importance of this initiative: “The IT security level of any video system is determined by its weakest part – therefore it is key to not only maintain high security standards for all types of components including cameras, software and infrastructure but also to make sure that there are no security gaps between them.” Shengfu Cheng, Director of VIVOTEK Marketing and Product Development Division, commented, “The debut of our cybersecurity-defense solution has shown VIVOTEK’s commitment of providing our valued customers with the highest quality and most reliable products. We are pleased to collaborate with SeeTec as one of our strategic partners as both companies continue to drive engineering expertise and investments to deliver value for global users.”
Albert will be responsible for the initiation and management of strategic partnerships in the European project business Since January 1st Albert Unterberger (53) is responsible for the initiation and management of strategic partnerships in the European project business as well as for the development of new vertical markets in his new position as Director Strategic Alliances at SeeTec. Albert Unterberger joins SeeTec as a designated specialist looking back on nearly 30 years of experience in the video management and analytics industry and one who has taken an active role in establishing IP video in the German-speaking markets. Background Before joining SeeTec Albert Unterberger was in a leadership position at IPS, a manufacturer of video management and analytics solutions based in Munich and a business unit of Securiton GmbH. As Director Strategic Alliances he now reports directly to the SeeTec management board. Andreas Beerbaum, Managing Director of SeeTec GmbH and responsible for sales and product management, is happy about the new team member: “In order to prevail in the concentration process, which is currently taking place in the security industry, stable and sustainable partnerships on a commercial as well as on a technical level are of major importance. With Albert Unterberger we succeeded in winning an experienced specialist with the required background and with a wide professional network all over the industry. “
Andreas had already been in a leading sales position at SeeTec between 2008 and 2013 Starting April 1st, Andreas Beerbaum will take over the overall responsibility for sales at SeeTec AG, Bruchsal, again. He has a proven track record with several leading manufacturers in the video security industry and had already been in a leading sales position at SeeTec between 2008 and 2013. Stephan Rasp, CEO at SeeTec, is excited about the return: “I am glad that we’ve succeeded in winning Andreas Beerbaum as one of the most skilled persons in the IP video industry back for SeeTec, especially as he had been contributing significantly to the company’s successful development before. His experience in setting up new key partners all over Europe and his profound knowledge of project business will particularly help us to address new segments and markets.” Change within SeeTec management team As of April 1, further responsibilities will change within the SeeTec management team: Thus, Michael Port as Head of Technology will also be acting Head of Service for the time being. Andreas Conrad, who has been with SeeTec as Head of Marketing since 2008, will in addition take over the responsibility for the product management department.