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Closed IPTV
Completely Secure network architecture - Closed IPTV
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It is a little known fact that many other IP video systems are deployed without any firewall or additional security in place in order to protect the core corporate network, users are typically completely unaware of their resulting vulnerabilities.

A single IP camera deployed in an accessible place such as outside the building or the foyer, could provide a physical portal into the video system and potentially all core business systems – a carelessly implemented system which is accessible over the internet leaves the user open to “cyber crime” – especially if sensitive data is being transported using the same network.

 
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Trusted Endpoints  

Many integrators have “got around” the problem by creating IP video systems which are completely separate and therefore cannot be accessed from the corporate network – this could be perceived as a a backward step and potentially a complete failure to integrate the system into business operations.

You may ask the question - why would a user agree to this and why would an integrator do it? There is a simple answer – time and cost. In order to program IP cameras individually, create firewalls and VLANS ensuring complete protection of the corporate network, the installation time for the integrator and IT Manager are multiplied many times over – an additional cost which does not seem tangible until there is a problem. In most cases the additional programming required is simply not done – leaving the user with a poor implementation that has a lower chance of achieving the return on investment they wished for.

 
The importance of creating segregated video networks
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In Retail and Banking it is a critical requirement due to transaction data security. Many don't allow video on their networks at all. Other users, such as Government, Institutional, Healthcare want HD video, but don't necessarily want a wholesale network upgrade in order to achieve more than 5pps update rate.

Achieve the best of both worlds - DM can provide HD video, which can be efficiently viewed on their corporate network without impacting negatively on other network traffic.

DM recognizes the issues related to securing an IP video system and in response have created a patented method which employs innovative design with standard IT industry protocols including: automatic port mapping to camera, zeroconf IP address allocation, dual IP addressing, automatic creation of firewalls and secure VLANS for the IP cameras. The system is called Closed IPTV and is inherent in all DM Network Video’s NetVu Connected IP Video products.

 
Closed IPTV Diagram
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The critical benefit of Closed IPTV is that you can have your IP Video sytems completely protected from malicious threats – and still be able to access the system from the corporate network without creating any vulnerabilities as a result. The resounding feedback from IT people has been “that’s neat, we like that”. Ask your IT Manager or Director whether they would like to program 500 VLANs individually, one for each camera?
 
 
Key Technical Benefits of Closed IPTV
  • Closed IPTV management layer – improves security otherwise achieved through conventional Layer3 managed switches

  • Secure key exchanged between end point device and controller. Alerts created if any attempt to tamper with the device

  • Secure integration with existing networks, overcomes issues with transaction data and PCI standards

  • No vulnerability

  • Automatic VLAN creation when spanning corporate networks

  • Remote configuration of our switches and network and storage controllers

  • Trusted end point – secure key exchange between end point and system. Intrusion/violation alerts to system administrator

  • Camera configuration settings are automatically detected and remotely set per device
 

 
  • No licence fee renewal. When you invest in a NetVu Connected architecture, products are licensed for life. Lower cost of ownership

  • Cameras can be swapped by authorised user when system in administration mode. No need to reprogram IP addresses, no need to re-licence. System is then locked down and secure.

  • Status of all cameras monitored and managed from a single user interface

  • “zeroconf” automatic IP addressing scheme and dual addressing ensures secure segregated network of IP cameras and devices

  • Proxy server mode ensures network address translation between the Cloud NVR model and the corporate network therefore no direct interaction with the network

  • Management using embedded SQL database architecture
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