DDNS vs P2P vs VPN Usage Statistics

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 30, 2017

Cyber security concerns are escalating, even in the video surveillance industry which has historically lagged in its attention here.

A key element of cyber security is what remote access technologies is used. In particular, DDNS has come into particular attention given Hikvision's discontinuing of its insecure DDNS service and Dahua's backdoor discovery, as DDNS exposing devices to the public Internet increases risk to cyber attacks.

160 integrators told IPVM what remote access technologies they most commonly used and the big three were VPNs, DDNS and P2P. Inside this note, we break down the statistics and share detailed commentary from integrators.

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  • "*** - ******** *** ******* ** ****** ***** ********* ** the *******."
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  • "** ******* ******** ***** **** ********* *** *** ******** ********. They *** **** ** *** **, *** ***** ****** ****** management ***** *** **** **** *** *** ******** **** ***** it (**** ******* **** ****** *** ***)."
  • "** **** **** *** *** ********* *** ***'* **** ******* that ******* ***. ******** *** ****."
  • "***. **** ****** ****** *** **** ****** *** ****** ****** to ***** **** *********. **** ********* *** **** ** **** cameras ******** **** ********** ****** ****** ****** ** **** *********, so **** ********* *** ******** ****** ******* *** ********** ** a *** ******."
  • "*** ** ******** (************ *******, *******). ******, **** ********."
  • "*** ** ******. *** ******** *** ******** *** *** *** session. ***** ********* *** ** **."
  • "***. **** ** ** ********* *** ****** ***** ******** **** while **** *** *** **** ********* ** *****, **** *** at ***** ******** ** *****."
  • "*** **** ****** *** ******** ** ******* *** ***** ** the ***** *********. ******** ****** *** *** ***** *** **** app."

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  • "**** - ******* *** ****** *** ** *******."
  • "**** - ******* ** *********."
  • "**-** **** **** **** **********."
  • "****, ******* ** ** *** ******* ****** *** ******* *********** to *** ****. **** ** ********** ******** ** ******** ** added *****."
  • "****. ** *** *** **-** *** ******* ** ** * value *** *** *** *********. ** **** *** *** ****** name ** ***** **** **** *** ** ***** ** * small *** ********** ******** **** ** *** *** **** *** know ***** ******."
  • "****. ****** ** ** * ********** ******** ** ********* ******** (banking, **********, *********, ***.) **** ****** ********* ****** ****** ** work ** ** *** ** *******. *** ** **** ** dead ** **** *****."
  • "**** ** ****** **. * ***** *** *** ***** ** DDNS ** *** ** *** ***** "****" ***** ** *******. I **** ** ******* *** ** **** ** *** ****** of *** *******."
  • "******* *** *******. * ******* *** *** ** **** *** charge *** ********."
  • "****, ******* * **** ***** ** ******* ***** *******. * think **** *** ****** ** ***** *******. * ****** ******** for ***** *** ***** ** * ******* ***** **** ******* people."
  • "****, ******* **** ****** *** **** ****** & *** ***** various ****** ******."
  • "**** ******* *** *** ******* *** ******** ***."
  • "********* ** *** *********** ***** *** **** **** ******* *** firewall."
  • "**** - **** ** *** ********* **** ** ******** ** (if **** **** **** ** *******) *** **** ************* *** not ******** ********."

Mix - *** *** ****

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  • "*** ** ********. **** ** ****** ******** *** ******."
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  • "** ****** ******* ** *** ******** *** ****** ***. ** it ** * *********** *********** ******* ** *** **** ****. Commercial ** ********* ******** ** *** ** **********. * ***** say * *** ** *** ****** ***** *** **********."
  • "**** *** ***...**** ** *** ************ *** ** ****** ******** networks *** **** **** * ****** **** *** ******** ** their ******** *** **** *** *** ****** ** *** **********...** use **** *** ****** ****** ***** ** **** *** ***** commercial *******..."
  • "**** ********* *** ********* **** ***. ********* ********** **** ******. Small ********* **** **** ****** ** * ****** ***, *** at * ****, *** **** ** **** *** ******** ***** internet-connected *********."
  • "****** **** ***** ** *** **** ***, *** ******* **** by *** ********'* ** *****. *** ******* *********, ****** *********** using **** ********** *** ****** ****."

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*** *** * *** ***** ******, **** **** ~**% ** integrators ****** **:

  • "*** ** **** **** * ****** ****** ** *******."
  • "***. * ** ***** ********"
  • "* *** *** ******** ** *** ***** *************. ** ** so ****** **** * *** ** ** **** *** ***** with *** ********."
  • "******* ******* ** *** *** *** **** ** ****** *** minimal ** ***********."
  • "**** ** *** ********* *** *********** ** ***, ** **** most ** *** **** * *** ** ****** ****** *** P2P"

*******, *** *** ** ******* **

  • "**** ********* ** ***"
  • "**** ************, *** ************* ******* *** ** *** ********* **** increased ***********."
  • "*** *** ******** ** ********* * *** *** ***** *** on *** **** ******* **** **** *** ******* **** ********** and ***** **** ****, ** **** ******* ****** **. ** that **** ** *** ****** *** **."

******* ** ********* *** ******** *** **** **** ** ***** service *** ***** ******* ***** ** ****** ******* **** ***** DDNS, **** **** **** **** *********** ** ***, ***** ********* is *** ********** (*** ******* / *****). ************, ** ****** Dahua ** ********* ******** *** ** **** *** ** ******* from *** ********.

** *** ***** ****, *** ******** ***** *** *** ******** of *** *** ********, ***** **** ** * ******** *** all *** ********* *** ********** ** *** ***** *** ********* given ***** ***** ******.

Cloud / ******

** *** *********, **** ***** ***** / ****** *****. ***** certainly ** **** ***** / ****** ***** ***** **** *** it ******* ******* * ***** *********** (*.*., **** *** ** home / *********** **** ****, *****.***, ***.) *** *** ***** quite ******** ** *** ********** / ********** ******.

Comments (12)

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** *'* *** ** *****. ********** ************ **** *** **** *********** **** *** ******** @**** *****. We ******* **** **% ** **** ******** **** ***** **** search ****** ********* ********* ******* **** ******* *** *****:

91% happy with search results alone

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* ***** *** ** *********. ** **** **** **** ******* of *** *** ******** **** ** ** ** *** **** forwarding. ** ** ***** ***, *** ******** ******* ** ** what *** *** ******* ******* ***.

*** ********** ** *** ***:
- ********** **** ** *****, **** *** ***** *** ** it ** ***** ***. *** *** ** **** **** * cell *****.
- ** **** ** ***** ***** ******* ** ********* ********, so ** **** *** ****
- ** **** ****** ****** ** ** *** ****** **** router, *** **** **** ** ***** ***** **-*********** *** ******* router *****. (**** **** *****)

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- *********** ** ***** ** ***** ******. * **** *** that *********** *** **** **** *** ***** *******, *** ******, i *** ** ****** ** ***.

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****, **** **********.

** ******** ********, ** *** ** ********* **** * *********** categories:

(*) *** ******** ** *** *** **** ******** *******. ***** P2P ************** **** ****** **** ********* ******* *** ******* ***** they **** ********** **** ******* ** ********* ** ******** ** devices ********* ** ****.

(*) *** ******** ** *** *** **** ******** ******. ***** P2Ps ****** *** ******** ** **** ****** ****** ****** ** customer's ******** (**** ** ***** ** ***** *** ** **** network ************ ** ***** ***** ********* / *******). *** ******** will **** ** ** ******* *** ** **** ********* ** this.

******* *****, *** **** ****** ** ******* ** ********* ************, is *** *** ********* ** *** *** **** ***** ** be **** ************ *******. ***** *** ** ***** **** **** a "*** *****" **** **** * ************ ******** ********. ** to ********* ** **************.*** *** ** ***** **** * ******* made ** * ****** ***** **** ************. ** ***** *** professional ******* **** ********* **** *** **** ** *** ********* software ********** ****. ****** **** *** **** ******** ** *** becomes **** ****** ****.

****- **** * **** ** *** ***-******* ********, * **** this ** ****** ***** *** **** **** ******* ******** *** professional ********** **** ****-**** ** ****

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** ********* *** ** *** ****** ***** *** *********. ** their * *** ********* *** ***-*******?

***** *'* ******* *********, *** *** *** **** ****'* ****** interchangeable. **** ***** *** *** *** ** **** ***** ******** have * ***** ** ******** (***** ** **** *** ******* DNS) *** ******** *** ***** ******* ********* (***/***/**** ***).

*** **** **** ** ****** ** ******** **** (*.*. *********.********.***) with ** ** ******* **** ******* **************. **** **** ***, you ***** **** * ***** ********, ******* ** ** *** name, ** ******* **. ** *** ***'* **** **** ***** IP, **** *** **** ****, ******* ** *** *** *** VPN.

*** ******* ** *** ** **** ** ***** ******* ******* over ***** ***** ****** **** ****** ************** *** ** ***** the **** ****** ** *** ****** ** ******* ** *** secured *******. ** ** **** **** **** (******** * ****** public **) *** **** **** **** ******** ***** ********* **** attack ******* ****. ***'** **** ******* ** *** ******* ********** to ****** (***** ***** ** *********) ***** *** **** *******.

@#* *****'* ****** *********** ******** ********* ***** ******'* *********** ** VPNs *************** ********* ** *******-***-****************. **** ********** ** ********* **** ** * ****** ** Google's ********.

*********** ******. *** ** ***** ***** ** ********* **** **** access ** *** ****** ** **** *** *******. ** ****** like ****** *** ******** * ******* **** **** *** ****** device ** *** ******* ****** ** ****** **** **** ******.

******* *** ***** *** ***** **** ** ** **** **** are ** ** **** **** ********.

**** *** ** ****'* **** ** **-*** *******, ** **'* open ******.

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