The Security Solutions business of Siemens Industry Inc. named Enterasys Networks an authorized major supplier of secure wired and wireless network infrastructure.

As a part of this deal, Enterasys will work closely with Siemens’ other major suppliers to simplify the integration of physical security devices on the IP network with strong support of open standards.

"Enterasys is offering a whole new level of network and IT management integration to the physical security infrastructure," notes Perry Levine, senior director/Business Development for Security Products at Siemens. "Enterasys demonstrates unique capabilities with their identity-aware intelligent switch technology that automates the secure provisioning of IP surveillance cameras and access control devices at the network edge, while also providing device location services and application visibility at the head-end with their NMS."

The move to add Enterasys to Siemens’ portfolio of security solutions demonstrates the growing need for intelligent, enterprise-class secure switching/routing infrastructure to support the growing demands of IP video surveillance and access control systems. One of the most common challenges of today’s surveillance and video storage environments, Levine adds, is the security and reliability of the IP network: "With Enterasys, we can now offer our customers a comprehensive IP network solution from edge to head end."

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