Milestone Adds Encryption From Microsoft to XProtect VMS

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COPENHAGAN — Milestone Systems announces the release of XProtect 2020 R3 includes a new level of encryption from Microsoft called Cryptography New Generation (CNG), which is said to adhere to the highest level of cybersecurity and data protection on the market today.

XProtect’s new encryption modules include stronger data protection, increased cybersecurity, evidence authenticity and password-protected configuration, according to the company.

Embedding this encryption, also means that XProtect can now be configured to operate in a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 compliant mode. FIPS is a U.S. government computer security standard utilized in all software solutions deployed in U.S. federal agencies and regulated industries such as healthcare and finance.

Security operators are the eyes and ears of their organization. When an incident occurs, they are expected to provide video evidence immediately. This can sometimes be a challenging task, especially for installations with thousands of cameras recording 24/7.

Milestone say XProtect 2020 R3 also offers a new multi-category search function that makes finding specific video evidence easier and faster than ever.

Multi-category search allows the operator to combine and search across multiple search categories such as people, vehicles and location, as well as any search agents developed and integrated into XProtect by third-party technology partners.

As an example, operators can narrow their investigation to only contain video sequences that include blue vehicles AND male persons (this requires specific devices exporting metadata in ONVIF Analytics Specification-compliant format) and exclude those that only meet one of them.

XProtect 2020 R3 also offers expanded support for any 360° camera that delivers a complete round fisheye view.

The 2020 R3 release contains many more new and improved features and capabilities such as improved video rendering performance in the XProtect Smart Client, adaptive streaming for XProtect Mobile and direct streaming improvements in XProtect Web Client, according to the company.

On the cameras and devices side, Milestone says XProtect 2020 R3 includes improvements such as increased security without compromising ease-of-use, more freedom to build installations that suit customers’ needs and new device packs.

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