ONVIF launches final add-on for Secure Communications

January 17, 2024


ONVIF Add-on

ONVIF has released the final version of the TLS Configuration Add-on to increase the security of communications between devices and software clients within a physical security system.  

The add-on supports the configuration for transport layer security encryption, enabling a conformant video management system to initially configure or update TLS settings in a conformant device, such as a camera, to support encrypted communications between the device and client.  

Importance of cybersecurity for ONVIF

“Cybersecurity is only growing in importance and using TLS as the foundational layer for cyber resilience is a baseline,” said Leo Levit, Chairman, ONVIF Steering Committee.  

“With this new add-on, end users and system integrators can continue to combine products from different vendors while enjoying a standard way to configure TLS for improved security.” 

The company, which standardises initiative for IP-based physical security products, says the add-on concept allows ONVIF to respond to the needs of the market more quickly, with increased interoperability and flexibility.  

An add-on can address evolving technology/specification requirements, such as the case with cybersecurity.  

ONVIF profiles, meanwhile, are permanent, fixed sets of features that enable a functional product to be developed solely on the profile.  

Add-ons also support version handling to accommodate new technology additions or updates, unlike profiles which do not change. 

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