Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announces a new version (v 5.10) of its flagship unified security platform, Security centre. Among many new enhancements, this major new release allows more system components to run in the cloud, reducing the gap between cloud and on-premises security systems. It also makes it easier to connect external systems and tap external data for use in dashboards, maps and investigations without relying on complex, specialised integrations. Enterprise video surveillance The new version of Security Centre brings enterprise video surveillance customers new options to facilitate their migration to the cloud as well as support flexible hybrid-cloud architectures. Taking a step further towards unified, enterprise Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS), the new version of Security centre Omnicast™—the video management system of Security Centre—enables the seamless use of tiered cloud and on-premises storage to manage short- and long-term video archives according to customer needs. The new version of Security centre Omnicast™ enables the seamless use of tiered cloud It gives configuration flexibility and reporting capability, and supports various scenarios for real-time or on-demand access to video footage stored in the cloud. Depending on its recency and criticality, video can either be stored in high performance storage for fast access or long-term storage to support flexible cost options, as well as data compliancy. Ingested video blocks To ensure maximum security, ingested video blocks are encrypted on-premises and then moved to the cloud using encrypted communications channels. “Last year accelerated the digital transformation of organisations big and small, inside and outside of the security industry,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Video & Appliances product group at Genetec, Inc. “Omnicast Cloud Storage is not just terabytes in the cloud. It’s a complete collection of media services that deliver the flexibility and sophistication enterprise customers need to successfully move to a hybrid-cloud video surveillance architecture.” Cloud-based deployment Sipelia™ Communications Management, the module of Security centre that enables SIP-based communications between operators and intercom devices, has also been enhanced to offer support for cloud-based deployment. Security Center 5.10 introduces a new, no-code solution to connect external data sources Security Center 5.10 introduces a new, no-code solution to connect external data sources to enhance an operator’s situational awareness. The new Record Fusion Service feature offers a simple, fast path to integrate third-party data streams from private or partner record publishers, such as traffic, utilities, or weather feeds to name only a few. Users can define tailored record types and consume data from a variety of sources including KML, JSON, and CSV documents, or set up a REST application listening point to which these external services can push records. Providing contextual information The Genetec Record Fusion Service can be used across the entire unified platform to enhance awareness and response, provide contextual information on dynamic maps, be visualised in operational dashboards, investigative reports, or in the unified monitoring interface. The service supports a broad range of applications, from displaying user-defined and filtered information on a map with custom graphical elements, to combining various records from a wide variety of sources to create custom aggregate records that are useful to specific operators or roles. The Record Fusion Service increases agility, enables highly specific and relevant data to be quickly and easily added to the platform, and makes security operators more efficient in accessing timely, contextual information. Security Center 5.10 further taps mobile devices to reinvent the way organisations accomplish routine tasks on-the-go. Standard operating procedures A new specialised portal is also available to help customers manage mustering during evacuations Genetec Mobile, a unified app that enables users to access cameras, doors, and automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR) units from their smartphones, now supports Genetec Mission Control™ incidents, and standard operating procedures. This allows users to trigger or view active incidents on maps or in list format, and record incidents in the field to notify colleagues in the operation centre. A new specialised portal is also available to help customers manage mustering during evacuations. The Evacuation Assistant app connects to Security centre Synergis™—the access control system in Security centre—so that when an evacuation is triggered, the system automatically starts to monitor the safety status of all personnel and visitors. When people arrive at the safety area or muster point, they can badge their credentials at a fixed or mobile reader, notify the muster captain that they’re safe, or inform them that someone might be at risk. If someone is shown not to have been evacuated, the system will automatically trigger a response so that security personnel can take immediate action.
Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announces that it is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry, Limited, to bring AI-based antivirus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will offer additional cyber security protection to its Streamvault™ family of infrastructure solutions by including CylancePROTECT out-of-the-box at no additional cost to its customers. Predictive security technology Cyber security is at the core of our development process and we see that cyberthreats are evolving faster" Genetec Streamvault™ all-in-one and rackmount appliances, storage, and workstations are expected to be shipped pre-installed and optimised with CylancePROTECT in September 2019. “Genetec is committed to creating secure solutions from the ground up and have practices in place to help identify and mitigate risk for our customers. Cyber security is at the core of our development process and we see that cyberthreats are evolving faster than ever. With CylancePROTECT, Genetec is delivering the latest in prevention-first, predictive security technology to Streamvault customers and providing them with up-to-date protection, without compromising appliances guaranteed performance,” said Francis Lachance, Director, Video and Appliances at Genetec. Additional security controls CylancePROTECT protects endpoints and organisations from compromise by combining the power of artificial intelligence to block malware infections with additional security controls that safeguard against script-based, file-less memory, and external device-based attacks. The software delivers prevention against common and unknown threats without an internet connection Unlike traditional endpoint security products that rely on signatures and behaviour analysis to detect threats in the environment, CylancePROTECT uses machine learning, not signatures, to identify and block known and unknown malware from running on endpoints. The software delivers prevention against common and unknown (zero-day) threats without an internet connection. It continuously protects an endpoint without disrupting the end-user and provides minimal impact on system resources. Physical security industry “For years, traditional antivirus prevention products relied on signatures as their primary threat protection method. Assuming all attacks on a business had been seen before, using signatures made sense. However, today, malware mutates daily, even hourly, making signature-based prevention tools obsolete. In mission-critical industries, such as the physical security industry, organisations need to think beyond traditional antivirus. We are pleased to partner with Genetec as we share the same passion for protecting our customers against cyber-attacks,” said Steve Rossi, Global Director of OEM sales at Cylance. Because it uses very little computing power, CylancePROTECT will not affect the smooth running of Genetec appliances, allowing customers to benefit from proactive threat detection without monopolising crucial resources. In addition, with no Internet connection or signature updates required, CylancePROTECT will protect remote endpoints connected to the Genetec system.
Genetec and MOBOTIX will be able to offer customers an end-to-end IP video security solution Genetec, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, and MOBOTIX AG, a German manufacturer of video surveillance devices, recently announced a technology relationship in which both companies will work together in research and development, testing, business development, and sales support for new and existing enterprise clients. Both companies have a global reputation for quality, reliability, great customer support and expertise in delivering flexible security solutions. Genetec and MOBOTIX will demonstrate their solutions at Security Essen, September 27-30th 2016; Genetec in Hall 2, Stand 2B30, and MOBOTIX in Hall 1, Stand 1B10. An end-to-end IP video security solution Genetec Security Center unifies video management (VMS), access control, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), and communications management into a single intuitive platform. This technology partnership will offer single and multi-site management for MOBOTIX edge devices, leading to greater efficiency for a higher level of security. MOBOTIX enhances video for physical security applications, business operations, process monitoring and sustainability through reliable camera hardware, decentralised architecture and energy efficiency. MOBOTIX solutions include both optical and thermal imaging sensors. MOBOTIX enables clients to deploy tactical solutions following CPTED principles to help prevent crime. Genetec and MOBOTIX have a footprint in more than 70 countries, and through this partnership, will be able to offer customers—from small-to-medium size businesses (SMB) to enterprise multi-site deployments—a flexible, world-class, end-to-end IP video security solution. Integrated hardware and software solution for enterprise deployments “We are happy to enter this technology partnership with Genetec, as we recognise a natural synergy with the highly scalable unified security platform that Security Center represents, and the catalog of IP cameras and compression technology that MOBOTIX offers,” said Dr. Tristan Haage, Chief Sales Officer, MOBOTIX. “With two recent 500+ camera customer deployments in Europe and the Middle East, both companies are already realising the advantages of a highly-integrated hardware and software solution for enterprise deployments, for which Genetec is very well known for in the industry,” added Hagge. “As Genetec grows its presence in Germany, we realised the many symbiotic advantages we share with MOBOTIX,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Product Management at Genetec. “With MOBOTIX joining the Genetec ecosystem of technology partners, we will be able to offer the many differentiating features and capabilities MOBOTIX brings to the table, fully integrated with Security Center. It is a win-win relationship,” added Lachance.
VIVOTEK to integrate its cameras to support Stratocast, Genetec’s cloud-based video surveillance service Along with continued growth and the expansion of surveillance applications, the demand for more efficient, intelligent and cost-effective surveillance systems keeps increasing. Committed to delivering the most advanced surveillance solutions to its valued global customers, VIVOTEK, the world leading network camera brand, has forged a strategic cooperation with Genetec, Inc., a global unified IP security solutions provider. VIVOTEK is announcing this week the integration of its cameras to support Stratocast, Genetec’s cloud-based video surveillance service, and upcoming support for its H.265 cameras in Genetec Security Center. VIVOTEK's strategic partnership with Genetec Through this strategic partnership, VIVOTEK will become the first network camera manufacturer to integrate its devices for Stratocast by leveraging the recently released Genetec Cloud Link protocol. Stratocast enables customers to rapidly deploy a reliable and easy-to-use video surveillance system that avoids the complexity of managing on-premises hardware by securely recording video in the cloud. Small-and-medium sized businesses (SMBs) can take advantage of VIVOTEK cameras and Stratocast to deploy a highly affordable and convenient cloud-based video surveillance system that they can access from any internet-enabled device. With the integration expected to become available in summer 2015, VIVOTEK will also develop a “Stratocast VADP package” for VIVOTEK IP Cameras through the Open Platform System VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP) to ensure a rapid and seamless system setup. As demand for higher resolution and clearer video quality grows, H.265, the high efficiency video codec technology, continues to drive market interest. Today, H.264, the predecessor of H.265, is the accepted standard codec used by most security manufacturers. With the release of new H.265-compatible equipment, end-users will be able to benefit from reduced bandwidth through greater video compression. Acutely aware of these advances, VIVOTEK has allocated considerable R&D resources into equipping its network cameras with H.265 over the past year. Collaboration to develop integration for its H.265 cameras VIVOTEK is working in collaboration with Genetec to develop integration for its H.265 cameras to ensure performance and compatibility in Genetec Security Center. By adopting H.265, VIVOTEK and Genetec end-users can enjoy a lower total cost of ownership due to the high image compression rate and low storage consumption. “We are excited that our Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service customers will now have an expanded choice of network cameras from VIVOTEK,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Product Management, Genetec. “In addition, our strategic alliance to develop and support the H.265 codec with VIVOTEK cameras will allow Security Center enterprise customers to benefit from this new compression format for reduced bandwidth and improved video quality,” added Lachance. VIVOTEK Vice President, Brand Business Division comments William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “We are delighted to have the strategic cooperation with Genetec on the Stratocast cloud service and H.265 support, which undoubtedly strengthens our competitiveness in the market and provides our valued customers with more comprehensive and united solutions under such a competitive and connected market environment. VIVOTEK, is already known for superior image processing capability, and “will keep on working closely with our software partners to explore more innovative and advanced solutions to make our world safer and indeed better.”