Smartvue puts video surveillance in Azure Government cloud
Given the growing use of video surveillance, government security directors have been faced with challenges of how to manage security implementation and scalability. Many federal, state, local and tribal governments have turned to the cloud for its dynamic computing power, increased scalability and reduced costs but still need an extra level of security.
Smartvue, a provider of global cloud visual intelligence, announced that it has been authorized to use Azure Government, part of the Microsoft Cloud for Government, for military and government video surveillance solutions.
The company's cloud surveillance solutions use Azure Government to physically segregate sensitive government data storage and computer power from other cloud servers, while restricting access to data to screened U.S. citizens. All customer data, content, organizational data, hardware, networking, physical infrastructure and supporting personnel are based in the continental United States.
Using Microsoft's cloud provides more security and a documented roadmap that can help keep government agencies in compliance with citizens' privacy and other legal standards, the company said.
"For over a decade, we have been expanding the capabilities of visual intelligence and video surveillance by using the cloud at each step in the value chain, and Azure Government gives us even greater capabilities to better serve government agencies." said Martin Renkis, founder and CEO of Smartvue.
"The Microsoft Cloud for Government is a complete cloud platform for any U.S. government organization aiming to be more secure, productive and agile in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world," said Richard Zak, director, Justice and Public Safety Solutions, Microsoft.
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