Vivotek Trend Micro Cyber Security Camera App Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Jul 22, 2019, 10:27am EDT

Vivotek and Trend Micro are claiming five million blocked attacks on IP cameras, with their jointly developed app for Vivotek cameras.

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This new app integrates Trend Micro's IoT security platform directly into Vivotek cameras and NVRs to block brute force password attempts and over 1,000 cyber attacks.

In this report, we look at the Vivotek/Trend Micro app and see how it performs, looking at:

  • What cyber security events does it monitor and prevent?
  • What attack details are provided?
  • How does it compare to other cameras' automatic account lockout?
  • How simple is app configuration?
  • What cameras does it integrate with?
  • How does it integrate to VMS?

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***** ** *** *****, Vivotek's ***** ***** *** security *** *** **** positives:

  • ******* ********* ********:**** *** ****** ** two ***** ** *******, the ***** ***** *** blocked *** ****** **** 1,800 ********* ******** ** a ****** ********* ** the ********, ********* ********** by ******** ************ *********. Users ********** ************* ** cyber ******** *** ** not **** *** ** otherwise ******, *******, *** research ***** ******* **** this ********** ****** ** installing *** ***.
  • ******* ******:*** ***** ***** *** allows ***** ** ******* instant ****** ** ***** security ******, ***** *** camera's ***** ** ****** over *****, ***** ***** VMS, ** *******'* *** VAST2 ********. ***** ****** are *** ********* ********* for *** ** ** cameras.
  • ****** ************:********** *** *** *********** only ******** ********* ** to *** ****** *** turning ** **. ** other ************* ** ********* of ******** ** ********.

*******, ***** *** *** issues ***** ***** *** usefulness:

  • ** ****** *******:***** *** *********** ******* many ******* ****** *** course ** *** *******, there ** ** ******** information ** **** ***** attacks ******* **, **** a **** ** ******* and ****. ************* ** the ******** ****** ******** more ******** ********.
  • ** ********* ** ***** settings:******, ***** *** ** threshold ** ***** ******** for ***** *************, ** users **** ******* * separate ***** ** *** event *** **** ******, potentially ******** ** ****** per *** ** ******** camera *******.
  • ** ****** ******* *******:** *** *****, ****** trying ***** ********* ******** times *** *** ******* brute ***** *********, *** did ****** ******* ***** scripts ** ******* ****** UI *** *****. ******* says **** ***** ***** detection ** ******* *** 100 ***** ******** ** 20 *******, *** ** were ****** ** ******** this.

Less ******** ** ******* ********

**********, * **** *** installs *** ******** **** a ******* ** ****** security ********* ****** *** to *** ***** ******* on *** ****** ********, significantly ******** *** *****, though ** ***** ***** be ********* ** ********* internal / ****** ******* is ******.

Versus *********** ***** ******** ********

***** *******'* ***** ***** app ****** ******** ******** functionalities *** ******* ** other *******, ** **** not ***** ****** ******* lockout ** *** ******** attempts, *** ******** ** several *************' *******, ********* Dahua, *********, *** ****** (see:** ************ ***** ******** Compared).

*******, **** ** ***** competitive ****** ** *** notify ***** ** ***** attempts. *******, *** ******* or ********'* ** ******* is ****** ******* *** a *** ****** ** time. ** **** *****, users *** **** ** idea **** *** ******* has ****** ******, ** current ******* ** *** remain *********.

Pricing *** ************

*** ***** ***** *** is **** *** * period ** *-* *****, depending ** *** ****** model,******** ** ***** ************* page.

***** **** ******, ******* varies **** $** *** per ****** *** *** year ** $** *** camera *** ** ********* license. ******** *** **** than ** ******* *** discounted **% ($** *** camera *** *** ****, $28 *** ****** *********).

Vivotek / ***** ***** ********

*******'* ***** ***** *** is ***-********* ** ******* firmware *********** ******. ***** ** **** little ************* ********, **** on/off *** ******* ****** are **** ** *****-***** systems (******* *********, ********* in ** ******** ****** pack, ********* *****).

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***** ***** ********** *** this *** *** ************* updated ** ******* *** can ** ******** ******* as *********.

***** ** * ****** summary ******* ****** ** each **** ** ****** as **** ** ** option ** ****** **** via .*** ****** *** further *************.

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Events ********

*** *** ******* ***** separate ******:

  • ***** *****:************ ***** ******** ** a **** **** * per ******. *** ****** will ** ****** *** 300 ******* ***** * detected ***** ***** *******.
  • ***** ******:*** ***** ******** ** Trend *****'******* **********(********* **** *,*** ******** attacks).
  • **********:** ***** ***** ******* outbound ****** ******** **** the ******, ** **** self-quarantine ** ***** *** issue ** ** ******** without ******* ****** ** other *******.

** *** *****, **** cyber ****** ****** **** triggered, **** ** ***** force ******** ****** (****** we *********) *** ** quarantine.

Attack ********** ********

***** ***** ******* ***** to *,*** ********* *******, ranging **** ****** ****** such ** ** ******* to ****** * ****** port (***, ***, ***.) to **** ******* *************** such ** **** *********, DNS *** **** *************** and ****, ****** ******* *************(.**** ******, **.*** ***** below):

***** ******* ** **** beyond **** **** ** cameras **** ******, ***** is ********* ******* ** bad ****** ****.

Limited ****** ******

*** **** ********** ** the *********** ******** ** Trend ***** ** **** it ** ***** *** requires * ****** ********** to ********* *** ***** nature ** *** ****** or *** ********* ******** to ** (** ***).

*** *******, **** ******* in *** ******* **** shown ** *******:

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******* ** **** ** 1133810 ** ***** *****'* signatures, ** *** **** that **** ** ** attempt ** ****** * closed ****:

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** **** ****, ***** the **** ** ******, no ******** *** ** warranted, *** *** **** complex *******, *************** ***** be ****** ** **** knowledgeable ** ** ******* may *** **** *** to *******.

Repeated ***** ******** ** *** ******* ***** ***** *********

** *** *****, **** of *** ******** ** log **** *** ****** using ********* *********** ********* a ***** ***** *****. We ********* ** ***** to *** ****** **** wrong *********** **********, ******** (using *** ***** ******), via ******* (********** ********** URLs **** ********* ***********), and ***** **** ****** brute ***** *****.

********* ** *******, ***** Force ****** ** ********* if *********** *** ********* at * **** ** 5 *** ****** *** 20 ******* (*** ********).

VAST ****** ******** ******

** ******** ** ****** reporting, ***** *** **** use *******'* **** ******** to **** ***** *********** on ************* ******, **** graphs ** ******* **** time, ******** ** ** address, ****, *** ******** event.

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VMS ***********

** ******** ** ****** events *** ***** *** VAST ********, ******* **** integrates ***** ***** ****** with ******* ******** ******, and **** ********* ******** should ** ********** ** an ******** ****** ****.

***** ***** ************. ***** Micro ****** ****** *** displayed ********* ** ***** camera ******, ***** ** "CyberAttack" ** "**********", **** the *********** ********** **** and **** ***********.

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Versions ******

******** *******: *****

***** ***** ***********:*.****

Comments (8)

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**** **********. * ********** get *** ***** ** cameras *** ** *** LAN ** *** ********** separate **** *** ********.  Just ****** ** *** past *** "** ****" point **** **** **** introduced * ******** ****** that ****'* **** *** facility ****** **** *-* partitioned *****.

** ***** **** ****** against ****** *******. *** example, **** ** ** premise ********** *** *********** a ******, **** *** cable ** ***** ******.

******* ****** ****** ******* that **** ************* *** require ****** ***** ** reactivate **.

*** *** ******** *** network ** ****** **** that. **** ***** ******* is * **** **** for ***** *****.

**... ****** **** ** paper. ***** ** ******* the ****** ** *******.

****** *: ** *** have ****** ****** ***** to ******* *** **** on ********* **** *** would **** *** ****** feed/playback ** ***** ** excessive ****** **** (***** happen *** ******** *******) and *** ***** **** manual ************ ** *** the ****** **** ******.

****** *: ** *** have *** ****** ***** to ******* ** ***/******* MAC ********* (*** **** system *** *****) **** you **** *** ******** a ****** ** ***** the ******'* *** ******* and **** ***** ******** into *** ********* *******.

**** ******* ***** ********* to ** *******. **** being **** ****** * coupled **** ********** ******** tends ** ** *** best *** ** ** for **** *********. ***** your **** ****** ** ID * ****** ***** be * ***** ********* followed ** ****** ******* than ******.

**** ** * *****. 

**** **** **** **** a **** ** *** right *********?  ** ** it ****.  ***** * have ***** **** ** sold *** ** *** above ******** *** **** with *** *********** ** least **** **** ***** steps ** ******* ***** security ****** **** ****** Cisco *** * **** piece ** ****** **** handicapping * ***** ******** specialist.  *** ************ ** IP ******* ****** **** the ******** ******* ****** just ******** ******* *** forcing ****** ********* ** a ****** *** **** industry.

Attack ********** ********

*** ** ****** **** signature?

*** "***** *****'* ****** **********" **** ** ****. Nothing *********. 

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