Aruba stresses that networks should step up to be on par with Video Surveillance Systems
As demand for video surveillance grows in the Middle East, Aruba says organizations need to invest in networks capable of handling assets
The Video surveillance sector is growing rapidly in the Middle East, with growing investments from organizations to maintain and adherence to government relations being the mandate, organisations find themselves having to also invest in better network infrastructure as technologies become intergrated with the IoT.
A big driver for the increasing use of video surveillance systems globally is in large part due to the increasing concerns for public safety and security and general security which has seen video surveillance being deployed more at airports, malls, schools, office buildings and in the general public and not just in government institutions.
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, builds mission critical networks for purposes such as these , and as such it is aggressively positioning its 2930 family of network switches to regional organizations. It is pushing its Clearpass Device Insight to leverage Machine Learning in order to profile connecting devices, while monitoring profile changes. Aruba can also enable trust to be adaptive, as trust can be revoked at any time based on how devices behave while on the network.
Rabih Itani, the Middle East region security business head at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company adds, “Gone are the days, where the video surveillance networks get the least attention during the design phase, but ironically the first to blame when the video streaming disconnects or suffers jitter or hackers get through. Organizations are beginning to realize the importance of connecting their video surveillance systems to secure and future-proof networks that they can simply trust.”
“Video surveillance cameras, which are essentially IoT devices, are a major target themselves for cybercriminals or are used by them as an easy door to access weakly secured networks. This pushes networks to move from being merely a connectivity provider for the cameras, to be first line defenders. This is where Aruba shines.” Itani concluded.