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50+ AMX by Harman AV Products Earn Cybersecurity Classification from DoD Information Network

In a big cybersecurity win for Harman Professional Solutions, 50-plus AMX by Harman AV solutions are now included on the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List.

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50+ AMX by Harman AV Products Earn Cybersecurity Classification from DoD Information Network

AV integrators need to be tapped into their customers’ concerns about cybersecurity.

Hopefully, AV integrators are tapped into their customers’ concerns about cybersecurity.

 It seems that Harman Professional Solutions is, demonstrated by more than 50 AMX by Harman AV solutions.

These include: Enova DGX 100 Series Digital Media Switchers, NetLinx NX Series Integrated Controllers, and Modero X Series touch panels – passing US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) testing, and now being on the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (DoDIN APL), formerly the Unified Communications Approved Products List (UC APL).

In a Harman Professional Solutions press release, it explains that while compliant security is not required for inclusion on the DoDIN APL, security demands in the IT industry are greater than ever.

It adds that it conducted an exhaustive review of the most stringent security controls and methodologically designed and implemented security features to ensure its AV products meet the strictest IT requirements.

The result, it contends, is the most secure AV products family on the market.

From Harman Professional Solutions press release:

The AMX NX Integrated Controller, which is also included in Enova DVX and DGX products, and G5 Touch Panels now meets the requirements for accreditation under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) established under Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8510.01.

These include compliance with the controls defined under Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction No. 1253 (CNSSI 1253) to the control values set in the relevant DISA Security Requirements Guides (SRG) without external mitigation.

“IT departments worldwide are facing an ever-evolving array of security challenges that can affect operations and cause significant problems within their information infrastructure,” says Paul Zielie, enterprise solutions manager, Harman Professional Solutions.

“With AV increasingly becoming part of the IT department, AV cybersecurity requirements have become a major concern,” says Charlie Booth, VP, government sales, Harman Professional Solutions.

“HARMAN Professional AV solutions [fully] conform to the world’s most stringent security criteria, enabling IT departments in even the most data-sensitive industries to use out-of-band management with secure network access, saving significant time and resources throughout the organization.”

Featuring the same enhanced cybersecurity features found in leading IT technologies, AMX by Harman AV solutions enable IT departments to significantly reduce AV operation and maintenance costs, while also improving system availability through secure remote management systems.

“With AV increasingly becoming part of the IT department, AV cybersecurity requirements have become a major concern,” says Charlie Booth, VP, government sales, Harman Professional Solutions.

“The newest generation of AMX by Harman AV video control and distribution systems set a new benchmark for cybersecurity in the AV industry. Not only does HARMAN currently meet the world’s most stringent security requirements, we are committed to meeting any review or standard set of controls on an ongoing basis.

“No other AV manufacturer provides such robust cybersecurity features, and we are pleased to offer solutions with integrated protocols that enable customers to keep their AV networks safe and secure.”

AMX by HARMAN AV solutions AV products security highlights:

  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory
    • Two-factor authentication
      • Common Access Card (CAC) and Personnel Identification Verification (PIV) Card reader enabled
    • Programmable access control with Two-factor authentication available at the touch panel UI
  • Security logs in SYSLOG
  • FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
  • TLS based control protocol (ICSPS)
  • SSH and TLS control of third party devices
  • Certificate based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) support
  • Port based security (802.1x)
  • Isolated ICSLan for control and management of non-secure devices
  • Code Hashing

From press release, AMX by Harman AV products now included on the DoDin APL:

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