Genetec’s Security Center helps secure Seagate’s global campuses

Seagate Technology has selected Genetec’s Security Center solution to secure its global campuses and regional offices.

The Genetec unified security platform deployment includes the Security Center, the Genetec Omnicast IP video management system (VMS) to manage more than 1,150 cameras, the Genetec Synergis IP access control system (ACS) to manage more than 22,000 card holders, Sipelia to manage communications between intercoms and security operation, and Seagate’s own Exos X 5U84 mass capacity storage system.

With campuses spread globally, across Ireland, China, the United States and Singapore, Seagate sites are now connected using the Genetec Security Center Federation feature, designed to centralise monitoring, reporting, and alarm management across the entire organisation. In addition, the solution is set to pull in up to 1.3 petabytes of high-definition video for Seagate in a single disk enclosure from hundreds of cameras and other IoT devices without losing a single frame or data packet.

“Video, and especially multi-source, high-definition video, provides a stringent performance test for any storage solution,” said Ken Claffey, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Storage Systems at Seagate. “Likewise, the data availability expectation of a robust, unified security platform like Genetec Security Center is formidable. The sheer volume of high-definition video streams, frames and metadata coupled with increasingly long retention periods, represent one of the most challenging IT infrastructures to deploy.”

With customers looking to migrate to a cyber-secure, open-architecture access solutions, it is clear that the traditionally proprietary market of access control has shifted to a more open one. The two companies believe this enterprise scale deployment will provide a clear blueprint for a high performance physical security environment for modern, large scale facilities.

“Enterprises with global campuses and data center environments have mission critical requirements, and securing a growing number of assets across huge facilities, while staying ahead of emerging threats is increasingly challenging,” said Christian Morin, Vice President of Product Groups at Genetec Inc. “Through our partnership with Seagate, this enterprise scale deployment provides a great example of how enterprises can implement a holistic approach to security, that encompasses physical and cyber security, while ensuring compliance with fast-changing regulatory mandates.”

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