Seagate Technology Selects Genetec to Secure Global Campuses

Genetec Security Center and Seagate data storage enable efficient handling of petabytes of high-resolution video, door and sensor data.

MONTREAL — Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, announces that Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX) has deployed Genetec Security Center to secure its global campuses and regional offices.

The large-scale global deployment is anchored by the Genetec unified security platform, which includes:

  • Security Center
  • Genetec Omnicast IP video management system (VMS) to manage more than 1,150 cameras
  • Genetec Synergis IP access control system to manage more than 22,000 card holders
  • Sipelia to manage communications between intercoms and security operation
  • Seagate’s high-efficiency, high-performance Exos X 5U84 mass capacity storage system.

All sites are connected using the Genetec Security Center Federation feature to centralize monitoring, reporting and alarm management across the entire organization.

The solution enables Seagate to pull in up to 1.3 petabytes of high-definition video 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,” says 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.”

This enterprise scale deployment provides a clear blueprint for a state-of-the-art, unified, high performance physical security environment for modern, large scale facilities, according to the announcement.

“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,” says Christian Morin, vice president of product groups at Genetec. “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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