Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Genetec Inc. “Genetec”, and SecureXperts have collaborated in the design and development of an IP video solution that is resilient against unauthorised access, malware, brute force cracking and other exploit techniques. It uses Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption (CHAVE™) technology to provide highly secure identification and authentication through multi-factor smart card credentials. This makes it ideal for mission critical applications and infrastructure protection. Secure communication over the Internet While all Bosch IP cameras use a unique embedded Trusted Platform Module to ensure the highest data security, CHAVE™-enabled cameras add an extra layer of protection that meets Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 Level 3 certified encryption standards. Using techniques known as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), CHAVE™-enabled cameras allow secure communications over the Internet and other untrusted network connections. CHAVE™-enabled systems leverage the use of federally mandated trusted smart cards (HSPD-12), and commercially issued smart cards for access to devices and to ensure live and recorded video is only accessible by a defined set of viewers. With support from SecureXperts, a security consulting and engineering firm that serves as the local registration agent for CHAVE™-enabled devices, cameras will ship to users pre-loaded with signed X.509 certificates. These unique certificates are used for authentication to ensure communication between trusted components and encryption to secure data. All cryptographic operations needed for encryption and authentication occur within the camera’s Trusted Platform Module, preventing unauthorised access to the certificate stored within the module. CHAVE enabled IP cameras Bosch will offer a range of CHAVE™-enabled IP cameras to fit a wide variety of imaging requirements and environmental conditions, including ruggedised pan-tilt-zoom cameras for extreme conditions, panoramic cameras for 360-degree surveillance, starlight cameras for low light environments, and more. Cameras will also come equipped with Intelligent Video Analytics to alert operators when predefined alarms are triggered, helping to enhance the physical security of critical applications. To provide customers with a complete IP video solution, the latest version of Genetec’s open-architecture, unified security platform, Security Centre 5.4 is CHAVE™ enabled, supporting the use of smart cards and digital certificates. Users must authenticate with a unique smart card credential in order to gain access to Security Center and video from CHAVE™-enabled Bosch cameras. “Guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security mandate the use of smart cards and multi-factor authentication for mission critical environments,” said Dan Reese, Director, Vertical Market Applications, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “With our embedded Trusted Platform Module and certificate-based authentication, we have extended smart card technology into our cameras. Through our partnership with SecureXperts, Bosch is offering the first IP security cameras pre-loaded with U.S. federally-trusted PKI certificates. These cameras combined with CHAVE™-enabled Security Centre from Genetec provide an IP video solution that maximises data security for critical applications. It’s a unique, powerful solution for customers concerned with the security of their video data and networks.” Enhanced security compliance for enterprises “Genetec is pleased to collaborate with Bosch in our mutual commitment to ‘Security-of-Security’, as we harden our systems to any potential vulnerabilities between edge devices (cameras) and the Genetec Security Centre VMS archiver--which manages, saves, and archives video data,” said Philippe Ouimette. “The new CHAVE™- enabled IP cameras from Bosch will help ensure that the front-end is as secure as the back-end, as video data is captured, managed, moved, and stored. These unmatched levels of authentication, encryption and authorisation will help IT and security departments assure security-of-security compliance," added Ouimette. Security Center version 5.4 also offers the latest encryption standards such as TLS, AES-128, and RSA, which results in more secure communications between all Security Centre client and server applications. To streamline multi-organisation collaboration, organisations can leverage third-party claims services, including Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, to manage Security Centre users across organisations and domains. “SecureXperts has the good fortune to introduce this technology along with Bosch and Genetec to meet current and future cybersecurity technology requirements used in key critical infrastructure protection and mission essential environments,” says Darnell Washington, President/CEO of SecureXperts, Incorporated. “Our emphasis on maintaining highly secure environments for our partners, stakeholders, and clients has evolved into a leading edge technology solution that can provide secure surveillance using local, federated, or cloud hosted environments.”
VIVOTEK will demonstrate the Stratocast VSaaS at ISC West 2016 VIVOTEK announces its further strategic cooperation with Genetec Inc., a leading provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions on its cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution Stratocast. Compatible with VIVOTEK’s enterprise-level network cameras, Stratocast is designed to meet the security demands of small and midsized businesses (SMBs), which require a reliable video surveillance solution without the associated costs of on-premises storage, software updates and on-going maintenance. VIVOTEK will demonstrate the Stratocast VSaaS at ISC West 2016 taking place April 6th-8th at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas (Booth #12089). Cloud-based video surveillance service In order to address an increasing number of SMB owners who are concerned about the safety of their facility and the operation cost of surveillance deployment, VIVOTEK is providing its enterprise-level cameras for Stratocast customers. The cameras have been integrated to work with Stratocast™, allowing SMBs to deploy a highly affordable and convenient cloud-based video surveillance system. “As the IP video surveillance market continues to mature and evolve, Genetec realised very early that the cloud would play a significant role in both hosting and storing security applications and content,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec. “Stratocast VSaaS offers SMB clients a hassle-free, easy-to-use, and affordable cloud-based video surveillance service, and we are delighted to partner with our camera technology partners at VIVOTEK to provide network-ready camera hardware to help end-users realise value and quality,” added Mr. Ouimette. William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “Partnering with Genetec means we are able to help SMB users migrate to IP video surveillance and enhance our security knowhow directly from end-users. By leveraging the Company’s expertise in cloud-based VSaaS and VIVOTEK’s enterprise-level network cameras, SMB users can benefit from reduced total cost of ownership and focus on their core competencies.” VIVOTEK enterprise-level network cameras include FD816C-HF2, FD8166A, FD8167A, FD8169A, FD8367A-V, IB8367A, FD8369A-V, and IB8369A. FD8166A and FD816C-HF2 are available now. FD8167A, FD8169A, FD8367A-V, IB8367A, FD8369A-V, IB8369A are scheduled to be available by the end of April, 2016
Quantum highlights joint development initiatives with 3VR, Genetec, Milestone Systems and HauteSpot Networks Quantum Corp. recently highlighted joint development initiatives with video management system (VMS) leaders 3VR, Genetec Inc. and Milestone Systems — as well as HauteSpot Networks, a leading provider of solutions for IP video — to optimise tiered storage architectures for their customers. As members of the Quantum Advantage Program™ for technology partners, these companies have certified interoperability with Quantum offerings, including StorNext 5 data management and Quantum disk products. Quantum’s growing partner ecosystem illustrates how storage is increasingly viewed as a foundational element of a surveillance and security strategy. How Quantum’s unique tiered storage serves as the basis of a surveillance strategy The Quantum video surveillance storage solution is an intelligent, scalable storage platform that provides a simple-to-manage foundation which can grow under a single file system, designed specifically for video applications. The tiered storage infrastructure allows capacity to be added to meet demand and digital assets to be moved automatically to the most cost-effective medium, including primary storage, extended online storage, the cloud, or tape. This approach allows customers to retain content for search and retrieval at a more affordable price compared to traditional IT-centric options, and keep content available for longer periods. Joint development efforts have enabled VMS and camera providers to create video surveillance infrastructures that are optimised for Quantum’s intelligent, scalable storage platform. Quantum’s tiered approach to storage provides both performance and capacity, so customers can spend less on storage and more of their budget on cameras and analytics, expanding the reach and effectiveness of their video surveillance initiative. The Quantum Advantage Program for partners The Quantum Advantage Program enables partners to test and qualify their technology with Quantum offerings, ensuring that they provide integrated, best-in-class solutions for the most demanding customer environments. Technology partners such as 3VR, Genetec Inc., HauteSpot Networks and Milestone Systems seeking to expand their offerings in video surveillance and other disciplines can fast-track time to market for their joint solutions with technical and marketing support from Quantum. These partners can also tap cooperative engineering programs that enable them to optimise solutions for their customers. “With our deep heritage of solutions developed for managing video-based data, Quantum brings a unique expertise to the surveillance and security marketplace", says Wayne Arvidson, VP, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum An Industry in transformation Security and law enforcement professionals are facing storage challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions and increasingly complex analytics. Traditional single-tier approaches to storage can no longer meet these demands economically and are inherently limiting. By teaming with video surveillance experts to break these constraints, Quantum is able to offer multi-tier storage solutions that expand the window of analysis for surveillance and enable greater levels of data retention for customers. Large video surveillance customers with rigorous storage demands that have recently turned to Quantum and its partners include a large government agency, a major metropolitan shopping mall, a large city public transportation organisation and a state-of-the-art data centre. Supporting quotes Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Alliances, Genetec Inc.: “Quantum’s storage solutions bring a unique approach to the surveillance and security market, enabling our customers to rethink the limits of their surveillance architectures. When Genetec undertook certification of Quantum’s solutions and joined the Quantum Advantage Program, our engineers collaborated to optimise StorNext® File System to more effectively and efficiently manage video content to and from Genetec™ Security Center, our flagship IP-based, open-architecture, unified security platform. This level of commitment to a productive partnership enables us to deliver solutions that keep people and property safer.” Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum: “With our deep heritage of solutions developed for managing video-based data, Quantum brings a unique expertise to the surveillance and security marketplace. As a result, our partners are increasingly seeing the value of optimising their surveillance offerings by leveraging Quantum technology to enable customers to deliver on their mission of protecting people and property, as well as extract business value from video-based data.”
Subsequent to the release of its latest H.265/HEVC surveillance solutions, VIVIOTEK is proud to announce that its H.265 3-Megapixel network cameras now are seamlessly integrated with the unified security platform, Genetec™ Security Center 5.4. Through this strategic partnership, users of Genetec™ Security Center 5.4 are now able to enjoy the most efficient bandwidth and storage-saving solutions available by adopting VIVOTEK’s self-developed Smart Stream II technology and the H.265 video compression standard. Supports H.265 video compression standard The latest release of Genetec™ Security Center 5.4 offers multiple advanced features, including logical security and video encryption mechanisms, support for the H.265 video compression standard, as well as the next-generation of the Plan Manager mapping module. Security Center 5.4 is one of the first video management platforms that offers support for H.265 video compression, and can be fully integrated with VIVOTEK’s H.265 3-megapixel network cameras. Equipped with WDR Pro, SNV (Supreme Night Visibility), and Smart Stream II technology, these cameras are available in 6 versatile models* which offer top notch video quality under any lighting conditions while maximizing bandwidth usage efficiency by up to 80% more than systems employing H.264. “Through our on-going strategic partnership with VIVOTEK, we are delighted to offer our mutual customers the gained advantages of this H.265 integration between VIVOTEK and Genetec™,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Alliances, Genetec Inc. “With fulfilled integration via Genetec™ Security Center 5.4, together we are able to realize our commitment in delivering new, innovative technology solutions to our integrators and end-users,” added Ouimette. William Ku, Vice President, Brand Business Division, VIVOTEK said: “To build a long-term, strategic partnership with software partners is a vital strategy for VIVOTEK. We are proud to cooperate with the global unified IP security solutions platform provider, Genetec in order to expand H.265 applications together. With ongoing cooperation, we will continue to bring customers immediate access to a reduced total cost of ownership, and achieve our goal of creating considerable user benefits across the world and diverse markets.” *VIVOTEK’s H.265 3-megapixel network cameras include FD9371-HTV, FD9371-EHTV, FD9171-HT, IB9371-HT, IB9371-EHT, and IP9171-HP.