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What VMS Encrypts Connection Between Server And Client?

I have come accros a bid that requires encryption between the video servers and their clients/workstations. Does anyone know of a VMS platform that offers this level of security?

Could it be done on the OS level (maybe with VMWare)?

Thanks for any help.

If you were willing to forgoe application layer support, you could accomplish this at a transport layer via IPSec between the hosts independent of the VMS, giving you more options on the recording side.

IPsec - Wikipedia

The Bosch BVMS VMS offers an encryption option for the camera streams out to the client software. Non-Bosch cameras should be ONVIF-S profile.

TeleEye has 5 levels for security and is strong hacker resistant.

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New GX 680 series HD video servers accept TeleEye but also ONVIF profile S IP cameras fom different manufacturers and makes them hacker resistant,too...



We would recommend VPN solutions. Even openVPN, easy to apply and affordable, offers a secure connection between Servers and Client, inhouse or via Internet.

Disclosure: I’m Dean Drako, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, which provides a cloud-managed VMS.

With all the hacking and cyber-threats out there, we also have many customers who want to ensure maximum security and insist on encryption. Some even want their video encrypted at rest.

I realize that our cloud-based system solution may not fit every situation, however, we do encrypt all the video from the customer site to the client, as well as all the meta data, such as passwords, settings, and alerts.

Since our VMS is cloud based, the transport encryption occurs in two places:

1. On-site appliance to cloud encryption (256 bit AES equivalent)
2. Cloud to client encryption (SSL)

We also provide an option to encrypt the video and metadata independent of the transport encryption. This provides encryption “at rest” of the video in addition to encryption while its being transported.

No special plugins are needed for the customer’s browser view video, so you don’t have to do VPN, special network settings or OS changes.

Open Standards are Open Doors

You spend money on security cameras because you want to make sure your properties are safe. However, not every surveillance camera sold on the market can offer what you want.

Most IP-based cameras are designed to support open standards, meaning their architectures are made available on the internet for everyone to read. Any technical person can easily learn how to hack a video surveillance system that supports open standards and watch the same footage that you are also watching. That resembles leaving the back door open for burglars.

At TeleEye, security always comes in mind when our engineers start works on a video surveillance system. With multi-layer anti-hacking protection, you can be sure your valuables are in safe hands.

TeleEye Secured Protocol for Internet

Hackers usually attack a H.264 IP camera through the Open Systems Services such as HTTP, RTSP, FTP commonly embedded in the camera. By sending suitable Open Systems Protocol commands to a H.264 IP camera or by capturing and analyzing its Open Systems data streams, hackers can bypass the security of the camera and access to live video footages remotely.

TeleEye has developed special video streaming protocols that provide extra security during internet transmission. Without knowing the details of TeleEye proprietary protocols, hackers are not able to decode the captured data streams. TeleEye customers are protected from internet thieves

Rigorous Encryption

TeleEye encrypts critical data using AES 256 bit encryption technology, a method adopted by the US government for top-secret information. The superior encryption design prevents hackers from understanding the data delivered through open platforms.

Pair Matching Architecture

TeleEye hardware and software applications have individual identities to match with each other. Only valid registered pair can log on to perform video surveillance functions. In other words, other customer’s non-registered TeleEye software is prohibited from gaining access to your security video systems.

Specific IP Access

IP filtering restricts users only with designated IP addresses to gain access to your security camera network, whilst other unauthorised IP addresses are warded off automatically

Proprietary Video Coder

By analyzing captured internet data streams, hackers using commonly available tools are able to detect and decode videos made from Open Standards coders such as H.264, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG.

TeleEye’s HD SMAC-M video compression technology protects visual data in a proprietary format that are not known to the public. This makes it hard for hackers to crack TeleEye video streams even if access to your video network is seemingly compromised.

Don't copy your marketing material and post it as a comment. Unhelpful and wastes space.

Pretty classic fail troll here


Reminds me of the good ol' days listening to Mobotix pitch using a proprietary solution long after we'd all moved over to standardized codecs.