Genetec and Axis raise security levels

Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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GenetecAxisGenetec has announced a new level of secure integration with cameras from Axis Communications based on Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) as a means of hardening surveillance content against cyber-attacks and unauthorised interception.

Since 2016 Genetec Security Center (pictured in action) has offered full SRTP encryption for content archiving, as well as content transmission between the Genetec servers and their clients, and has announced a secure end-to-end integration with Axis cameras designed to protect the integrity and privacy of surveillance content starting at the camera or ‘edge’ and extending all the way to the Archiver and the Security Desk.

“We’re excited about this strategic collaboration with Genetec and look forward to working with them to advance the ‘Security of Security’,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications. “SRTP is a strong technology that will enhance our industry and continue to push cyber security to the next level in the physical surveillance world.”

End-to-end encryption will be applicable to selected models of Axis security cameras, and will work in any type of deployment: from single-camera to a multicast environment, feeding multiple archivers or a combination of Archiver servers and Security Desk stations in Security Center. Both companies plan to offer full camera-to-archiver encryption from summer 2016.