As more security systems and devices become IP networked, it is important for installers and end-users to consider how the systems will be protected against the possibility of cyber attacks. Providing a solution to these concerns, 360 Vision Technology has partnered with software control provider Visual Management Systems to provide security operators with an effective solution to guard against IP surveillance system cyber attacks.
Without the right level of network security measures in place, system users can be left vulnerable, resulting in exposure to the type of hacking and malware attacks recently hitting the news headlines. A serious security breech of an IP network can lead to system failure and network downtime, and at worst can allow unauthorised access to corporate networks.
To provide system installers and operators with peace of mind, both 360 Vision Technology cameras and Visual Management System’s Titan Secure PSIM system can exceed 802.1x authentication protocols and encryption to provide protection for surveillance networks via the latest patent-pending technology. Designed to CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) standards, this advanced protocol and encryption technology offers a higher level of hacking protection.
Security and IT managers have a lot to gain by implementing the security advantages of a 802.1x authenticated network. Conversely, they also have a lot to lose should they ignore the security risks involved.
‘As part of the ongoing development of products and our deep integration techniques, we looked closely at the vulnerabilities of current camera systems and found that expert hackers could easily take control of standard network cameras, even ones with HTTPS certification,’ states John Downie, Sales Director of Visual Management Systems. ‘Employing 802.1x authentication at both the camera and control end is the most effective way to fully secure an IP camera network.’
‘Designed to protect organisations against hacking and ransomware attacks, the latest 360 Vision Technology IP surveillance cameras include advanced 802.1x encryption protection,’ adds Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision.