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Milestone XProtect VMS update “takes security to next level” with Microsoft encryption

Protecting sensitive data in surveillance systems is key to maintaining video authenticity, personal privacy and adequate cyber security measures. XProtect 2020 R3 from Milestone includes a level of encryption from Microsoft called Cryptography New Generation that adheres to “the highest levels of cyber security and data protection” available on the market today.

XProtect’s new encryption modules include stronger data protection, increased cyber security, evidence authenticity and password-protected configuration. Embedding this encryption also means that XProtect can now be configured to operate in a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant mode. FIPS is a US Government computer security standard used in all software solutions deployed in US federal agencies and regulated industries such as healthcare and finance.

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

XProtect 2020 R3 offers a new multi-category search function that makes finding the specific video evidence easier and faster than ever. Multi-category search allows the operator to combine and search across multiple categories such as people, vehicles and location as well as any search agents developed and integrated into XProtect by third party technology partners.

By way of example, operators can narrow their investigation to only contain video sequences that include blue vehicles and males and exclude those that only meet one of them.

Expanded support for 360-degree cameras

XProtect 2020 R3 also offers expanded support for any 360-degree camera that delivers a complete fish-eye view. Most customers will experience significant installation and camera cost reductions and increased situational awareness when deploying these camera types compared to standard surveillance cameras.

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. On the cameras and devices side, 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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