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Axis Communications Launches New Software for Easy on-Site Device Management and Proactive Cybersecurity Control
[February 08, 2018]

Axis Communications Launches New Software for Easy on-Site Device Management and Proactive Cybersecurity Control


Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, today announced the release of AXIS Device Manager, a comprehensive on-premise device management tool that offers an easy, cost-effective and secure way to manage all major installation and operational device management tasks. AXIS Device Manager performs fast, easy configuration of new devices, complete with backup and restore settings, as well as efficient installation of firmware upgrades. It facilitates efficient device configuration including device hardening and certificate deployment. It is suitable for managing up to a couple of thousand Axis (News - Alert) network cameras, access control and audio devices on one site - or several thousand devices across multiple sites.

"As a provider of physical security and business optimization solutions, it is also our responsibility to provide the tools for managing those devices and to ensure they are as cyber secure as possible, which is the aim of AXIS Device Manager," said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. "The launch of AXIS Device Manager truly exemplifies Axis' vision to innovate for a smarter, safer world."

A further development of its popular AXIS Camera Management software platform, AXIS Device Manager demonstrates Axis' commitment to helping customers attain ease-of-installation and cost-effective operations. It will also help protect their devices and networks against cybersecurity risks and applies cybersecurity controls by managing HTTPS and upload IEEE (News - Alert) 802.1x certificates, accounts and passwords. Additionally, AXIS Device Manager cuts total installation time down to 30 minutes, compared to an estimated 106 hours through a standard web interface. In other words, in enterprise level installatins, the time it takes to execute tasks such as, installing AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP), upgrading firmware, configuring and cyber hardening devices, can be reduced by 90% or more.

The range of device management functions include:

  • Automatically assign IP addresses
  • Install, configure, replace and upgrade any single device
  • Copy configurations between thousands of devices
  • Connect to multiple servers/systems
  • Restore points and factory default settings
  • Upgrade device firmware
  • Manage and update user accounts and passwords
  • Deploy, and renew HTTPS & IEEE 802.1x certificates

Supporting Cybersecurity
With technology constantly changing and threats from cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated, it is essential that any infrastructure related to safety and security is managed dynamically day-to-day. AXIS Device Manager offers significant enhancements to device security by enabling centralized account, password and certificate management as well as hardening devices according to the Axis hardening guide. These features make it easier and more cost efficient for system installers and administrators to proactively manage and implement critical security management functions.


AXIS Device Manager will replace AXIS Camera Management. It is available now as a free download at AXIS Device Manager.

Learn more about Axis' cybersecurity best practices at https://www.axis.com/cybersecurity

About Axis
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis has more than 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our www.axis.com.


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