The Security Audit capability, now available in March Networks' GURU Smartphone Application 2.3, automatically analyzes and rates how secure the configurations of installed March Networks 8000 Series and March Networks RideSafe™ GT Series hybrid video recorders are, based on a list of industry-recognized points of weakness. The tool then provides guidance on how to make a configuration more secure, such as changing a password that's been left at the default setting or closing ports that don't need to be open.
Technicians can act on the recommendations to further harden the system, and email a report to themselves, a supervisor or a customer for future reference – all using their smartphone or tablet and a wireless connection to the recorder.
The Security Audit tool is the latest complement to March Networks' existing Security Updates and Advisories program, through which the company proactively tracks potential vulnerabilities reported by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and, where appropriate, conducts in-depth investigations across the March Networks product line. If a product is impacted, March Networks provides a software update and notifies customers and partners via a subscriber-based email communication. Learn more about March Networks' Security Updates and Advisories program
"The GURU Security Audit provides technicians with a very quick and convenient way of assessing the security of the configuration by running through a checklist and offering fixes for possible errors," said
A checklist on a piece of paper can easily get lost or left behind. It also takes time for a technician to double-check each potential vulnerability at a customer site. The GURU Security Audit automates the process, saving systems integrators time and helping ensure nothing has been overlooked.
"With systems integrators carrying multiple product lines, technicians have to remember small points of difference between different video systems, and also possess a very solid understanding of networks in general," said
March Networks' GURU Smartphone App runs on iPhones, iPads and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the
In addition, GURU's recently added Installation Audit tool enables integrators to run reports on any 8000 Series or RideSafe GT Series system. The report includes a comprehensive snapshot of a system's key configuration details, including: device, network and storage information; disk status; text channels; camera data rates; and a thumbnail image of each connected camera's field-of-view. The information is packaged automatically, along with location and installation pictures, to provide integrators and their customers with a complete overview of their March Networks system installations and help them more accurately manage even the most extensive video network.
March Networks will demonstrate its free GURU Smartphone Application in Booth 1614 at the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits,
Disclaimer: The GURU Security Audit is a configuration hardening tool to help identify security vulnerability exposures associated with the configuration of March Networks NVRs. A failure to follow March Networks recommendations or industry-best practices associated with device configuration may increase the risk associated with security vulnerabilities. The security of a video surveillance network is dependent on the entire ecosystem, including device manufacturers, integrators and service providers, as well as the end user organization.
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