Networking Security


Bring on the Power - Understanding that PoE impacts network design

Bring on the Power

When selecting a PoE switch for an IP surveillance network, system integrators should be aware that not all switches are created equal. PoE switch manufacturers offer a variety of different features that can impact functionality and pricing.

The Trends We are Seeing

The Trends We are Seeing

The themes for VMS product development can be summarized as bigger, better and faster. In 2015, look for capabilities that range from those which deliver more information to architectures that optimize VMS performance on purpose built hardware offerings.

Taking the Mystery Out of Video-in-the-Cloud - Why cloud storage is gaining popular support

Taking the Mystery Out of Video-in-the-Cloud

In a recent Hollywood comedy, Jason Segel’s character uttered the famous line, “Nobody understands the cloud. It’s a mystery.” And yet, all of us have been using the cloud for years: for online banking, online shopping, social media, email, sharing family photos and a host of other activities.

On the Fast Track - Data has been with man since the dawn of time

On the Fast Track

Today’s integrated systems are generating more data than ever before. For some perspective on just how much data we’re talking about, consider that from the dawn of civilization to 2003, humankind created two exabytes of data.

Data as a Decisionmaker

The best way to make any decision is by collecting as much data as possible. The more information you have, the better your decision will be.

Actionable Intelligence - Data is the main player in making security decisions

Actionable Intelligence

All security decisions are based on data. So, it would stand to reason that the more data organizations are able to collect, the more informed their security teams will be and, by extension, the better the decisions they make will be.

On the Edge of Innovation - IP Video Surveillance Market Solutions Building Strong Industry Partnerships

On the Edge of Innovation

Often taken for granted—as video surveillance cameras and systems can be found in virtually any public space—the ability to deliver quality live and recorded video is a complex mechanism requiring hardware, software and networking.

Recalibrating the Market - Step back and look at the entire solution

Recalibrating the Market

The network-based physical security industry has matured rapidly over the past few years. As the technology and other components of security solutions have advanced, so too have the customer’s expectations.



Completely On Line - Why they are essential to the networking mission

Completely On Line

The past few years have been unlike any period we’ve experienced in the professional security industry. The journey from the first IP cameras to the present day is now rapidly accelerating.

ICE Now Delivering Pre Terminated and Field Terminable HDMI Cables

Robust assortment of premium HDMI solutions to satisfy many in-room and in-wall HDMI connectivity needs of integrators.

Embracing the Internet of Things

Embracing the Internet of Things

The machine-to-machine (M2M) movement. The Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Everything (IoE). Each term may have its subtle differences, but at their core, they all involve connected devices that share information to enhance their intelligence, capabilities and operation.

NACE Great Rated by Its Employees

Highlights what makes its workplace culture great in areas like professional development, training, company atmosphere, benefits, awards, etc.

Keeping Operations Afloat

The amount of data we generate on a daily basis is astounding, and it’s only growing larger with each passing day.

Yesterday’s Network was a Challenge

Fiber optics makes delivering data much easier, and the network that this information rides on is able to do the job.

Virtual Blind Spots

In the physical realm, video surveillance is among the most effective methods for safeguarding property. With 24/7 monitoring, companies ensure that trusted insiders have access to the premises, and that criminals do not.

Giving Your Surveillance Network a Workout

With so many applications riding on today’s networks, bandwidth consumption on Wide Area Network (WAN) connections, particularly over the Internet, creates real challenges for network professionals on a budget.

Managing the Risks - BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

Managing the Risks

The impact of flexibility when working through BYOD on businesses, where an employee is able to access the corporate network anywhere, anytime, has brought many benefits—increased productivity, less wasted time on travel and saving on overhead.

On a Clear Path

Today, there are countless manufacturers that claim to have a clear migration path toward an open architecture platform; however, there is simply no clear path that applies to all applications.

BadUSB is Haunting Cyber Space

Howling about Halloween Safety

Security Today and Protect America have partnered to bring you a fun and festive Halloween Twitter chat about keeping parents, kids and pets safe during this time of witches flying on broomsticks, the pitter-pat of little ghost and ghoul feet and candy, candy, candy! Join us to learn some awesome safety tips as well as the chance to win treats by answering trivia questions throughout the chat! No tricks here, just treats!

BadUSB is Haunting Cyber Space

The ABC’s of Cyber Security

It’s time to stop lecturing about cyber security and transform it into a topic of conversation, a give-and-take discussion, so that an effective battle against cyber malice can wage, and hopefully, win out over cyber criminals. Our perceptions must change; we must take the time to make safety and security into habits when it comes to the cyber world.

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