Milestone updates XProtect VMS

Milestone has released the latest update to its XProtect video management system. XProtect 2020 R3 includes a new level of encryption from Microsoft called Cryptography New Generation (CNG) that reportedly adheres to the highest level of cybersecurity and data protection on the market today. 

According to the manufacturer, XProtect’s new encryption modules include stronger data protection, increased cybersecurity, evidence authenticity and password-protected configuration. Embedding this encryption, also means that XProtect can now be configured to operate in a FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 compliant mode. FIPS is a US government computer security standard utilised in all software solutions deployed in US federal agencies and regulated industries such as healthcare and finance.

XProtect 2020 R3 offers a new multi-category search function that allows the operator to combine and search across multiple search categories such as people, vehicles and location as well as any search agents developed and integrated into XProtect by third-party technology partners. As an example, operators can narrow their investigation to only contain video sequences that include blue vehicles and male persons and exclude those that only meet one of them.

XProtect 2020 R3 also offers expanded support for any 360-degree camera that delivers a round fish-eye view. Most customers will reportedly experience significant installation and camera cost reductions and increased situational awareness when deploying these camera types compared to standard surveillance cameras.

Other new features in the 2020 R3 release include improved video rendering performance in the XProtect Smart Client, adaptive streaming for XProtect Mobile and direct streaming improvements in XProtect Web Client. On the cameras and devices side, XProtect 2020 R3 includes improvements such as increased security without compromising ease-of-use, more freedom to build installations that suit customers’ needs and new Device Packs.


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