One of the major challenges that comes with cloud computing, especially for security professionals, is protecting sensitive data that’s stored in the cloud. Consideration also has to be given to various regulatory compliance requirements that have to be met. The most common way to secure this data is via encryption, but the question arises as to who should be responsible for maintaining the encryption keys. With SaaS solutions, it can be difficult to separate encryption key management from the provider, so it’s up to each customer to explore available options. One of the main challenges is to implement encryption that doesn’t hamper user experience or performance. This, coupled with encryption key management, makes the situation very complex.
More companies are moving towards cloud technologies for lower costs, faster time to market, and increased employee productivity. However, the vulnerability of common cloud servers creates many new security challenges, the full impact of which we are just starting to determine. Spohn Security Solutions offers advice on catching vulnerabilities and proofing your company against cloud attacks.
Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, is featuring its recently launched Cloud Concierge Access Control solution this week at their booth (#2241) at ASIS 2017. Galaxy Cloud Concierge is a complete turnkey, cloud-based, fully hosted and managed access control and monitoring solution that includes professional 24/7 management and supports industry standard access technologies. Available in three configurations, Cloud Concierge provides users and integrators alike with unrivaled versatility and efficiency.
S2 Security, the leading developer of complete enterprise security solutions, announced S2 Cumulus. This new cloud-based service is a major step in connecting the S2 ecosystem, enabling administration and monitoring of S2 products as well as critical communication between people, devices, and third-party systems. S2 Cumulus currently supports S2 NetBox series access control and event monitoring systems, S2 NetVR series video management systems and the S2 Magic Monitor unified client.
Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., today announced that it has launched its first phase of video analytics, which includes line crossing, intrusion detection, and object counting within the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS. This is the first analytics-based release, empowering customers to easily and instantly activate analytics on their cameras without having to install additional hardware or software. No on-site technicians or system upgrades are needed.
XenData, the global provider of high capacity data storage solutions, launches its CX-10 Appliance, which can manage a single hybrid file system across two storage tiers: 10 TB of on-premises RAID and unlimited Microsoft Azure blob storage. The appliance allows existing file-based applications to use cloud storage without the need for modification. The CX-10 has highly configurable RAID retention policies that determine which files are written to the cloud, local RAID, or both allowing users to set policy rules for different file types and folders.
Traditionally architected video surveillance does not have the ability to address the upcoming security concerns faced by a business. With increasing agility in business processes, video management software (VMS) service providers cannot afford VMS application to be down, even for a short time. With single-tiered VMS (monolithic architecture), it is nearly impossible to meet the dynamic and evolving surveillance requirements of the modern businesses.
Brivo, the global leader in cloud-based access control systems, announced the release of their new physical security assessment tool created to help businesses calculate the security risk of their facilities. A recent market survey conducted by Brivo discovered a massive gap between perceived safety and actual facility vulnerabilities. The survey found that 61% of facility managers were not concerned about their location’s physical security. Yet 40% were still using lock and key, and 62% used standard keycards and fobs. We feel that this is not a safe approach, especially in a world where technology is prominent and keycards can be easily lost, shared, or duplicated.
Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced a new Video Cloud IoT as a Service business based in California called ARCUS Global Inc. Owned by Canon Europe and built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company, Milestone Systems, ARCUS Global Inc. will address the significant unmet global market demand from large enterprises for Video Cloud IoT as a Service for security and business optimisation. ARCUS Global, Inc., is a spin-off from Milestone Systems and is headquartered in California.
Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, is demonstrating the recently released Galaxy Cloud Concierge solution at their booth (#233) at the 2017 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo. More than simply a hosted access control solution, Galaxy Cloud Concierge offers end users a complete turnkey, cloud-based, fully hosted and managed access control and monitoring solution that integrates video surveillance, visitor management, elevator control, locks and turnstiles onto a unified platform