The MOBOTIX Cactus Concept

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MOBOTIX video systems are among the world’s most secure

Based on an extraordinary decentralized technology concept, they already feature many efficient protective measures against hacker attacks as standard. Find out here what the MOBOTIX cactus concept is all about and what you can get out of a totally secure video security system.

Are you familiar with the advantages of a network-based video security solution with an integrated ‘cactus concept’ for all your hardware and software?

Does it sound expensive? Not to worry. No one wants to invest a lot in security, and no one has to. Unfortunately, we live in a world where people who are seeking the right video solution, underestimate the importance of the reliability of the system. And they end up paying for it. This is because these days, nothing is reliable anymore without the right end-to-end protection concept to defend against the increasing rate of cyber attacks by international hackers.

At MOBOTIX, we have developed the unique cactus concept for the reliable and complete protection of end-to-end video systems against hacker attacks. Protect yourself from future attacks whenever anyone tries to turn your robust IT landscape into an IT wasteland. Arm yourself against a serious attack – with an intelligent video system that is ready to go, but can also stand up to the ever-evolving challenges of our world. Each and every day. With no additional costs.

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MOBOTIX video technology 100 percent NDAA compliant

MOBOTIX AG proudly confirms that all MOBOTIX products and systems comply with the requirements of the United States National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and are 100% NDAA-compliant. For clarification purposes, MOBOTIX does not use any SoC (System on Chip) or any other components that are capable of processing software from Chinese companies.  Furthermore, MOBOTIX products that are sourced from our OEM partners (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are also 100% NDAA compliant. 

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Certified security against cyber attacks - entire MOBOTIX IoT camera series with SySS certificate

Cyber security is one of the central development focuses for MOBOTIX. The MOBOTIX Cactus Concept stands for an end-to-end video system that is reliable and fully protected against hacking attacks. We are pleased to inform you that the IT security of the MOBOTIX 7 and Mx6 series, even with their current firmware, was successfully tested again in April 2021 by SySS GmbH, the market leader for penetration tests in Germany. 

In several scenarios, the hardware and software components were subjected to simulated hacker attacks. These recent tests as well as continuous in the future will further enhance our industry-leading cyber-security standards.

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Objective of the Cactus Concept

The objective of the cactus concept is to implement a multimedia cyber security campaign in order to raise awareness among potential and existing MOBOTIX customers of the extremely important issue of data security in network-based video security systems, inform them about the growing risks and show them how they can protect themselves. Efficient, cost-efficient, and intelligent.

Hacker attack attempts usually cannot be prevented in IP networks, which is why IP video systems have also become a tempting target for unwanted intruders. This is why you should protect yourself as much as possible from unauthorized access in the first place. Like a cactus.

End-to-End Security

When hackers attack a network in order to access a live image and/or stored images and videos in a camera, the camera is not always the only target of the attack. What happens when they try to pull data from the storage medium of the dismounted camera? Or from the stolen or hacked NAS? And just how safe are the individual interconnections from spying or manipulation?

End-to-end encryption with no blind spots is required, from the image source via the data cables and the data storage through to the video management system on the user’s computer. Like a cactus, whose every limb is covered in thorns, all of the modules (camera, storage, cables, VMS) in the MOBOTIX system have digital thorns that protect them from unauthorized access.

Durable Design With No Moving Parts

Unlike most other plants, cacti can live to be older than average, some up to 200 years. Just like our video systems, which have an above-average MTBF of 80,000 hours (over 9 years). Maybe that’s because the cactus doesn’t move, and neither does the camera with non-moving parts.

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Exceptionally Frugal And Low-maintenance

Cacti also survive in places where other plants have long given up. Not only are they robust, they also use the tight supply of nutrients available to them very sparingly. Just like our video systems, which have a minimal energy consumption and require little maintenance.

Highly Temperature-resistant And Weatherproof

The growth area of the biggest cactus family, the Opuntia, extends from southern Canada to southern Argentina. It goes from the Caribbean in the east all the way to the Galapagos Islands in the west. Opuntia have become naturalized in many countries, including ones along the Mediterranean as well as South Africa and Australia. Opuntia grow in temperate and tropical regions at altitudes ranging from sea level to 4,700 meters. Some species are extremely frost-resistant and can even survive the winter in Central Europe. They are not bothered by large temperature fluctuations, rain, sun, storms or snow. Just like our outdoor video systems, which can function nearly anywhere in the world without any additional heating or ventilation.

Incredibly Useful

The usefulness of certain Optunia species can be traced far back in history. Their shoots and fruits were consumed by humans and livestock, and the cacti were also used to produce valuable pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The hidden potential of these cacti is simply amazing. Just like our video systems, which have built-in intelligence and a multitude of features along with excellent image quality and a long service life in a highly efficient overall package

An Impressive Total Concept

No one can get around these cactus plants. The Washington Convention, a species protection treaty, does not include any Opuntia. Only two out a total of around 200 Opuntia species are listed as endangered. Just like our video systems, which are armed with comprehensive cyber security measures that make them extremely tough for the international hacker community to crack.

Evolution, Not Revolution

MOBOTIX knows there is no need to change what works. We will keep working closely together in the future with security experts from our customer base as well as the fields of industry and administration. Our goal is to protect and maintain as best we can the technologies and systems that help make our everyday lives safer and better.

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