Genetec reports its Security Center Omnicast VMS has received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification for the second year in a row – Genetec is currently the only VMS vendor in the world to have achieved this certification.

The UL 2900-2-3 Standard for Security and Life Safety Signalling Systems was created with 3 possible levels of certification, ranking with an increasing level of security for each tier, to specifically test physical security systems for cybersecurity robustness. Level 3, for which the Security Center Omnicast VMS is certified, is the most advanced. It includes a series of checks including fuzz testing, code and binary analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and risk management methodology validation.

“As a vocal proponent of cybersecurity best practices for many years, we have always given fastidious attention to our own processes and operations. Being awarded this UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 Certification for the second year is another testament to our continuous commitment to cybersecurity,” said Christian Morin, CSO at Genetec Inc.

The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program is a robust certification program that evaluates the security of network-connectable products and vendor processes. It features standardized, testable criteria from the UL 2900 series of cybersecurity standards for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems.

“As a global safety science leader, UL is dedicated to promoting safe environments – as part of that mission, the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program is a robust cybersecurity certification program for network-connectable products, which has to be renewed every year,” said Chris Hasbrook, UL’s vice president and general manager, Building and Life Safety Technologies division.

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