Milestone XProtect Corporate Software Obtains GDPR-Ready Certification

XProtect Corporate 2019 R2 is the first major video management software (VMS) to obtain the EuroPriSe (European Privacy Seal) GDPR-ready certification*. EuroPriSe is an independent and recognized institute, so end users can be confident they have the right foundation with Milestone XProtect to build GDPR-compliant video surveillance installations.

The certification covers all core capabilities of Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS, building on the native XProtect cybersecurity features. To help system integrators and end users design, implement, and operate GDPR-compliant video management installations, Milestone Systems provides a holistic set of tools, including an extensive GDPR Privacy Guide with ready-to-use templates, as well as privacy awareness training for end users.

“While GDPR is an EU-centric regulation, data privacy is of concern in many parts of the world, where we see similar regulations coming into force. GDPR is on par with, or in many cases tougher than these domestic regulations, so the EuroPriSe GDPR-ready certification is of great importance to us. System integrators and end users can rest assured that they have the right foundation on which to build GDPR-compliant solutions,” says Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Systems, and continues:

“With the continuous technology evolution, video management products have become very powerful, which calls for responsible use by customers. In 2017, Milestone’s leadership joined more than 150 representatives from tech companies around the world in signing the Copenhagen Letter, a declaration that calls on companies to use technology in a responsible, human-centered way. Enabling our customers to protect personal data captured and processed by XProtect VMS systems is a natural extension of this commitment.”

The GDPR-ready certification covers Milestone Systems’ top-range product XProtect Corporate. The ambition is to certify the entire XProtect VMS product portfolio to allow all sizes of installations to build their video management installations on a proven GDPR-ready base.

Seamless access to test licenses, audio improvements, and increased cybersecurity 

Other updates in the new XProtect 2019 R2 release include a simplified process of working with and getting test licenses: they can now be obtained directly from the Milestone Customer Dashboard. Partners can evaluate, test, and demo XProtect for one year without having to purchase the software upfront.

The 2019 R2 release also extends audio capability in the XProtect Web Client by adding support for broadcasting announcements to multiple camera-connected speakers at once, so personnel can use the XProtect Web Client for mass communication to warn a crowd or do promotional announcements. Also, the 2019 R2 release includes enhancements to XProtect Mobile by adding audio support to the innovative Video Push functionality. The addition of this audio support allows users to create even stronger documentation of incidents – even as they happen.

With the 2019 R2 release, device passwords can be managed by single device or by group of devices, directly from the XProtect Management Client. This provides an easier and faster way of securing the device security and addressing potential vulnerabilities. This ensures the best possible end-to-end security of XProtect by removing the ability to generate self-signed certificates in the XProtect Mobile Server and eliminating the option to use self-signed certificates in the XProtect Mobile client. End users can rest assured that XProtect Mobile complies with the highest security standard in the industry, with support for CA-signed certificates only.

*The EuroPriSe Criteria catalog v201701 catalogue is pending approval pursuant to Article 42(S) GDPR, and EuroPriSe GmbH has not yet been accredited as a certification body pursuant to Article 43 GDPR.  EuroPriSe is dedicated to receiving the approval of its certification criteria and the accreditation as a certification body in accordance with Article 42f. GDPR as soon as possible.

Read more about Milestone XProtect 2019 R2.

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