The Video Surveillance market in the Middle East region continues to grow in double-digit figures, driven by the rise of security concerns accompanied by strict government regulations. To keep up with the challenges imposed by these concerns and regulations, a reliable, always-on and secure network capable of delivering quality high-resolution videos is imperative to keep organizations safe.
Rabih Itani, the Middle East region security business head at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company says, “Gone are the days, where the video surveillance networks get the least attention during the design phase, but ironically the first to blame when the video streaming disconnects or suffers jitter or hackers get through. Organizations are beginning to realize the importance of connecting their video surveillance systems to secure and future-proof networks that they can simply trust.”
Aruba 2930 family of network switches understands the current connectivity requirements and prepares for future ones with its smart rate ports, 40Gbps uplink options, and 60W Power-over-Ethernet as mandated by specific devices such as the PTZ cameras. In terms of security, this family of switches furnishes built-in secure-boot hardware and built-in network security capabilities and when additional network edge security and control is needed, these switches integrate bi-directionally with Aruba Clearpass Network Admission Control to authenticate the connecting cameras while authorizing the right access permissions for each. Moreover, Aruba Clearpass Device Insight can be plugged in to leverage Machine Learning to accurately profile the connecting devices, while continuously monitoring any profile changes. It is important to note that Aruba can enable the trust to be adaptive, as trust can be revoked at any time based on how devices behave while on the network.
“Video surveillance cameras, which are essentially IoT devices, are a major target themselves for cybercriminals or are used by them as an easy door to access weakly secured networks. This pushes networks to move from being merely a connectivity provider for the cameras, to be first-line defenders. This is where Aruba shines,” concludes Itani.