Milestone Systems, a leading provider of open platform video management software, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Program Award Winner,’ is pleased to announce XProtect Corporate 2019 R2 is the first major video management software product to obtain the highly sought-after EuroPriSe (European Privacy Seal) GDPR-ready certification.
With the GDPR-ready certification from the independent and recognized institute EuroPriSe, end-users can be confident that they have the right foundation to build a GDPR compliant video surveillance installation.
The certification covers all core capabilities of Milestone XProtect Corporate, building on the native XProtect cyber security features.
To help system integrators and end-users design, implement, and operate GDPR-compliant video management installations, Milestone Systems provides a holistic set of tools, including an extensive GDPR Privacy Guide with ready-to-use templates, as well as privacy awareness training for end-users.
On June 19th, Milestone released their second XProtect product update of the year, which focused on responsible use of technology, new cybersecurity features, a simplified test license workflow, new audio functionalities, and alot more.
Improved mobile security to minimize the exposure to cybersecurity threats
Simplified test license workflow to make it easy for partners to try before buying
Better device password management to simplify safeguarding routines
New audio capabilities for off-premise users
The release of XProtect Corporate 2019 R2 also marked the end of an era for Milestone, as the retirement process of XProtect® Express and XProtect® Professional began, and a brand-new Migration Assistant Tool and other supporting materials are included for partners who want to migrate existing installations to XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+.
“XProtect Express and XProtect Professional served the industry well for many years. Now, we are focusing on products built on a technology that is better primed for the future,” says Frank Fugl.
“XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+ are perfect candidates for long-lasting customer relationships.” (Find everything you need to know about the 2019 R2 release in our official release brochure, here.)
“While GDPR is an EU-centric regulation, data privacy is a concern in many parts of the world, where we see similar regulations coming into force,” added Milestone Systems Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen.
“GDPR is on par with, or in many cases tougher than these domestic regulations, so the EuroPriSe GDPR-ready certification is of great importance to us.”
“System integrators and end-users can rest assured that they have the right foundation on which to build GDPR-compliant solutions.”
“With the continuous technology evolution, video management products have become very powerful, which calls for a responsible use by end-customers.”
“In 2017, Milestone Systems leaders joined more than 150 representatives from tech companies around the world in signing the Copenhagen Letter, a declaration that calls on tech companies to use technology in a responsible, human-centered way.”
“Enabling our customers to protect personal data captured and processed by XProtect VMS systems is a natural extension of this commitment.”
The GDPR-ready certification covers Milestone Systems’ top range product XProtect Corporate, with the ambition to certify the entire XProtect VMS product range, to allow all sizes of installations to build their video management installations on a proven GDPR-ready base.
Seamless access to test licenses, audio improvements, and increased cyber security
Other updates in the new XProtect 2019 R2 release include a simplified process of working with and getting test licenses, as they can now be obtained directly from the Milestone Customer Dashboard, allowing partners to evaluate, test, and demo XProtect for one year without having to purchase the software upfront.
The 2019 R2 release also extends the capability of the existing audio support in the XProtect Web Client by adding support for broadcasting announcements to multiple camera-connected speakers at once, allowing personnel to use the XProtect Web Client to do mass communication when they want to warn a crowd or do promotional announcements.
Additionally, the 2019 R2 release includes enhancements to XProtect Mobile by adding audio support to the innovative Video Push functionality. With the addition of supporting audio, this completes the solution and allows users to create even stronger documentation of incidents, even as they happen.
With the 2019 R2 release, it is possible to manage device passwords per device or per group of devices, directly from the XProtect Management Client, which provides an easier and faster way of securing the device security system and addressing potential vulnerabilities.
Milestone Systems is taking yet another step ahead of the competition in ensuring the best possible end-to-end security of XProtect by removing the ability to generate self-signed certificates in the XProtect Mobile Server and eliminating the option to use self-signed certificates in the XProtect Mobile client.
This means that users can rest assured that XProtect Mobile complies with the highest security standard in the industry, with support for CA-signed certificates only.
(Learn More. The Milestone Fundamentals of IP Surveillance Systems provides a foundation of knowledge that will help you design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and/or interact with Milestone IP surveillance systems. This tutorial covers: • IP surveillance system components • A simple IP surveillance network architecture • Milestone network recommendations. Courtesy of Milestone Systems and YouTube. Posted on May 2, 2019.)
Milestone System Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best VMS IP Video Surveillance Solution
Milestone XProtect Corporate Video Management Software
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.
Nominations are still being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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