Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, today announced that Security Center Omnicast, its video management system (VMS), received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cyber security certification. A long-standing advocate for cyber security and the ‘Security of Security’, Genetec participated in the UL evaluation process, which today validates its resilience against cyber-attack with the highest Level 3 (L3) assessment certification.

UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP) tests network-connectable products and systems against established criteria from the UL 2900 series of cyber security standards. Following a standardized methodology, the UL 2900-2-3 standard applies a three-tiered evaluation model, ranking with an increasing level of security for each tier. The Level 3 includes a series of checks including fuzz testing, code and binary analysis, penetration testing, risk assessment methodology and vulnerability testing.

“UL is a globally recognized safety and security solutions company dedicated to promoting safe environments,” said Chris Hasbrook, UL’s vice president and general manager, Building & Life Safety Technologies Division. “The UL 2900-2-3 certification was created with three possible levels of certifications to test physical security systems for cyber security integrity. After passing our most challenging testing processes, Genetec ranks at the top in its industry for cyber security resilience and trust.”

“Many security companies claim to follow cyber security best practices, noting that their software and systems are ‘hardened’ against cyber-attacks,” said Mathieu Chevalier, lead security architect, Genetec. “By participating in this certification process, our Level 3 ranking proves and validates the Genetec ‘Security of Security’ initiative — which we have been sharing with our channel partners, integrators, press and end users for many years now. We’ve always taken an active approach to architecting our unified security solutions with intelligent and fastidious attention to cyber security.”