Automating Network Setup for Surveillance (Cisco Media Services Proxy)

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 07, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Finally, Cisco may have a winner for the surveillance market. It has taken 6 years and, ironically, comes from an offering within Cisco's core strengths, networking, rather than their continued lackluster surveillance products. While Cisco is out there pleading for end to end Cisco offerings, a second tier element of their ASIS 2012 release, named the Media Services Proxy (MSP) may be useful to the broader surveillance market. In this note, we examine what the MSP does and how it can improve surveillance networks.

MediaNet Basics

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