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Genetec at IFSEC 2016

Genetec, the provider of open-platform IP security products, is showing at IFSEC International 2016 at stand F550, from June 21 to 23 at the Excel Centre in London Docklands, pictured.

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

For 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. 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, the firm adds.

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 a 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), for 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 users across organisations and domains.

Andrew Elvish, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management at Genetec Inc, said: “It is correct that visitors to IFSEC are rightly concerned about discovering the right balance between privacy and security. 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.”

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 monthly or annually, as opposed to purchasing up front. When purchasing on subscription, customers also can use Genetec online support, by phone or through live chat, as well as access to Security Center Cloud services with trials included. Security Center Subscription is available through a new Genetec self-service portal.

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

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