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.
“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.