Newsletter: Viewpoint

October, 2023

Security First!

By Joe Chordas, VP, North American Sales and Corporate Marketing

Joe Chordas

In this month’s issue, you’ll see how we are keeping network security front and center for the growing list of AV over IP (AVoIP) system applications with the release of our ZyPer Management Platform (ZMP) 3.0. This is a major upgrade that stands as the industry’s most secure management interface for a network-based AV system.

In addition, ZMP 3.0 offers increased simplicity for setting up and establishing network protections for AVoIP systems, as well as those for accounts and GUI applications. All users will benefit from the upgrade – particularly those operating mission critical systems in the government, enterprise and healthcare sectors.

Leading the pack on ensuring network security is not new to us. It has been in our DNA since our beginnings. The long-standing security features of our ZyPer4K encoders and decoders include:

  • Encryption Between Endpoints: All AV traffic between ZyPer4K encoders and decoders uses an advanced encryption standard (AES-128). This level of encryption is sufficient to protect U.S. Government classified information up to the SECRET level.
  • High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection: ZyPer4K encoders and decoders support high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP 2.2), a form of digital copy protection developed to prevent copying of digital, audio and video content as it travels across connections. This feature cannot be disabled and provides 100% assurance of compliance.
  • Password-protected Access: This is provided via either the ZMP GUI or API.
  • Extensive Port-based Access Control: Models feature 1X MAC Address Authentication or MAC Address Authentication Bypass (MAB) support.

Add to all this, there is a basic level of security from remote data theft due to the fact that  any external internet access to a 10Gb AVoIP system will be conducted using a link with 1Gb or much less bandwidth. It is a physical impossibility to steal uncompressed AV traffic with a bandwidth of 6.5Gb/sec via a 1Gb/sec link.

The mission behind the latest ZyPer Management Platform update was to uphold our high standard of IP security, while keeping it as easy as possible for our customers to set up and manage crucial safeguards. If you’re working with customers seeking the most robust package of security features for their AV system, you will not find a better suited line of encoders and decoders than our ZyPer4K offerings.

Send us an encrypted email or text… or better still… give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide all the information you need to make an informed decision.


Joseph Chordas

VP, North American Sales and Corporate Marketing