Qognify pinpoints cyber security focus for Cayuga Video Management System

Qognify – the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management – has announced that the latest release of its video management system (VMS) Cayuga R14 places a major focus on cyber security.

Given the rise of IP solutions for video surveillance systems in recent years, dealing with cyber security issues to safeguard video installations has become of the utmost importance. One of the best ways in which to reduce the network vulnerabilities associated with video surveillance systems is to make sure that the communication between the different components of the video solution is securely encrypted.

A comprehensive role-based access management must also be in place in order to elevate the level of protection, while at the same time meeting the compliance requirements of mission-critical environments.

Cayuga R14 is focusing on just that. The security architecture of the VMS has been revamped to make sure that internal communication is even safer than before. State-of-the-art encryption is used for the export of videos so that they can only be accessed by authorised individuals.

Fundamental Active Directory (AD) optimisations make sure that the login procedure for Cayuga and the administration of AD roles are now fully aligned with industry standards. As Single Sign-On is now fully supported, there’s no need to explicitly sign in to the Cayuga application (once the Windows login was successful).

Aside from all the security improvements, Cayuga now offers the option to start the standard client in Viewer mode. In this way, the user benefits from most of the standard features in the client – even without a connection to the Cayuga server. The new offline Client is also available in a lightweight portable version to be distributed with exported video files.

Furthermore, Cayuga now supports more than 5,000 different devices from upwards of 80 different hardware manufacturers. New camera functions have also been introduced into its smart drivers, giving customers even more choice when selecting the right hardware for a video security application.

Current customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can download and install the update manually or, if updated from an installed base, via the built-in Auto Updater.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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