IP-Based Security Convergence: Challenges and Solutions for Video Surveillance
Physical and network security have traditionally been two very different disciplines. Intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and similar physical security technologies operated primarily on analog infrastructure, while networks, servers, computers, and mobile devices operated independently, using IP-based infrastructure. That separation is rapidly disappearing. The cost, flexibility and performance advantages that come from using IP-based infrastructure have revolutionized physical security. As a result, physical security solutions such as video surveillance are vulnerable to the same forms of attack and misuse that have plagued data networks for decades. This whitepaper discusses the security challenges facing IP-based video surveillance and covers best-practices that organizations can apply to ensure that IP-based physical security solutions aren’t themselves the weakest link when it comes to securing networks and facilities.