DICE Launches SD-Wan VPN Services With Cybersecurity and Automated Device Registration
BAY CITY, Mich. — DICE has introduced a patented Matrix SD-WAN platform with AI VPN connections to the site, offering what the company calls in a press release “the highest level of cybersecurity, automated site network mapping and registration of all devices on a private network.”
The new service from DICE includes tunneling and full network management for cameras, NVRs, alarm panels and other devices with built-in cybersecurity site isolation and automated AI VPN credentialing, according to the company announcement.
Because DICE is offering a new installation process, there is no need for dealers to manage networking and no NAT rules need to be created to connect any device at the client site, the company press release says.
There is also no need to open ports, firewall hole punching, port forwarding or any other networking procedure, according to the announcement, making setting up site devices and connecting to them easy for installers and providing a site management network for connecting and maintaining all equipment.
More About the DICE Matrix AI VPN
Matrix AI VPN maps the network and automatically registers all devices, including the cameras, bringing them all online, the company announcement says. Users name the camera and create zones in the automation software, rather than manually entering the IP address, login and password, using a variety of tools to manage thousands of sites. Matrix AI VPN offers full management connectivity to the site, saving security companies time and money.
“We’ve made this scalable, allowing registering and managing tens of thousands or millions of sites,” said Avi Lupo, co-president of DICE, in the company announcement. “Matrix AI VPN is SD-WAN technology, built into the Matrix automation platform, giving an AI VPN architecture to any user without investing in VPN hardware or network engineers building VPNs to each site.
“The big advantage is that we’re taking the workload off network technicians and making it easier for dealers to offer networked video and other services,” he said.
Dealers can access Matrix AI VPN through central stations with Matrix Interactive alarm monitoring software. Central station can add Matrix Interactive Video without needing to change their automation software, providing their dealers not only with Matrix AI VPN, but many new interactive video services.
DICE built this new service as native within its automation platform, which removes the overhead and labor required by networking teams to maintain a VPN or set it up. This also makes camera connections many times faster since they are native on the network with the automation software, according to the company announcement.
“This is a game-changer for the industry,” said Lupo. “Alarm companies can now easily compete and offer network services and isolated camera networks. Keep in mind that our AI VPN works with any automation software and any network device where Dice is the network or SD-Wan solution.”
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