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G&D Intensifies Security Functions

Guntermann & Drunck has intensified the fundamental security functions of their ControlCenter-Digital...

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s the most comprehensive device
in Guntermann & Drunck's KVM
portfolio, the ControlCenter-Digital
provides a large range of features
and functions. Wherever a variety
of functions, computers and users
is combined, security always plays
a crucial role. That's why G&D's
team of developers decided to make
the KVM matrix even more secure
by adding sophisticated security
features.
Exposed And Blocked: Boot
loader, operating system and
firmware of the ControlCenterDigital form a trusted computing
platform to protect the system
against third-party manipulations. An
integrated Trusted Platform Module

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(TPM) protects any access and
configuration data against exposure
with a RSA encryption process and
with 2048 bit key length. Sensitive
information such as login data and
passwords are stored permanently
with encryption. Potential firmware
modifications can be detected at an
early stage and lead to a cancellation
of the booting process. This prevents
manipulations like, for example, the
installation of keyboard sniffers.
Security Through RAID: Rights
management and configuration
data are sophisticated, functional
structures requiring intensive brainwork. Often, these systems had to
grow with time. To protect them, the
ControlCenter-Digital mirrors their
content on two
independent,
internal SSD
storage media
which
are
redundant
by a RAID1
array system.
If necessary,
they can be
effortlessly
replaced by
Monitoring values of ControlCenter-Digital web interface
the responsible

G&D's solution protects against
spying scandals

IT administrator. Of course, all
information of the rights and
configuration management
are also encoded by unique
cryptographic keys.
Comprehensive Monitoring:
Especially for mission-critical
applications, Guntermann & Drunck
provides its devices with proactive
monitoring functions that can be
easily integrated into the global
network management. These
functions include the monitoring
of device statuses as well as the
possibility to send messages via
SNMP and Syslog. Whenever
thresholds are exceeded, i.e. when
they deviate from the defined value,
or if a status changes, the system

sends a message or even a warning.
Instead of actively querying any
monitoring values, network-capable
G&D devices can automatically send
those values as SNMP traps. At the
same time, the values can be queried
at the device via SNMP-Get.
Users can view critical values in
the web interface as well. Through
permanent detecting, measuring,
documenting and alerting, KVM
devices are in constant contact
with each other, the network and,
therefore, the administrator. This
enables the devices to transport
management information, status
messages, and thus generate
statistics for long-term evaluation.
When It Matters: To prevent critical
failures, all existing IT installations
must not only be available but also
reliable at all times. Short response
times and intuitive operation via
ergonomic and clear interfaces
have proven to make humans and
IT more efficient. Therefore, it is no
coincidence that G&D hardware
is applied in public authorities, at
energy suppliers, airports, and
traffic control centres - basically
in any sector that requires reliable
IT equipment.

InGEAR
The Postman Delivers With Facilis Shared Storage
F

ounded by Marc Savoie in 2006,
The PostMan has grown to
become one of Canada's largest
post-production studios, with two
state-of-the art facilities in New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
From film and episodic TV
projects to commercial work,
documentaries and more, Savoie
and his savvy team of creatives

collaborate with clients around the
world to provide audio and video
post, colour correction, animation,
VFX and project management.
Savoie recently upgraded The
PostMan's existing shared storage
system. After extensive research,
he found the ultimate solution in
Facilis' TerraBlock and purchased
both a TerraBlock 24 EX and 24D

The PostMan upgraded their shared storage system with Facilis' TerraBlock

for 60TB of combined storage.
"TerraBlock had all the features
we wanted in a shared storage
system - supporting our existing
Fibre Channel infrastructure and
also giving us the flexibility to work
with Ethernet in the future. Cost also
played a huge factor, and the price
per terabyte on the TerraBlock was
very competitive," Savoie shared.
With several 4K and 2K projects
on the horizon, Savoie was confident
that the advanced speed of the
TerraBlock would also help his team
accelerate turnaround. " A strong
central storage server is a must and
we knew TerraBlock would provide
the raw speed needed to move files
through quickly," Savoie explained.
The TerraBlocks have quickly
evolved into the storage backbone
for The PostMan across both of
its facilities.
The systems currently support
Avid Media Composer offline editing
suites, online editing suites running
Avid Symphony and Blackmagic
DaVinci Resolve, visual effects
workstations with The Foundry's
Nuke and Adobe Creative Cloud

for compositing, multiple audio
editing suites running Avid Pro
Tools, and Cache-A for archiving -
all connected to TerraBlock via Fibre
Channel or Ethernet.
"TerraBlock is one of the fastest
storage systems available. Between
the agility, economical benefits and
seamlessness of it all, it's been a
perfect match for our production
environment," Savoie noted. "Since
upgrading our suites to 16 GB
Fibre Channel, we're moving files
at ridiculously fast speeds and are
working at an accelerated rate."
TerraBlock has also afforded
editors and visual effects artists at
The PostMan access to the same
raw footage without the need to
recompress - making it easier for the
team to collaborate across multiple
projects simultaneously.
Since installing TerraBlock, The
PostMan has completed postproduction on several projects
including the popular HBO Canada
series Call Me Fitz, which called
for more than 100 deliverables
to five different distributors
and producers.


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In Broadcast - January 2014
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InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
InNews: Luxembourg Charm Success
InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
InReply: Datavideo – Designed for Versatility
InStudio: Filmmaker Captures Wildlife With Vinten
InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
InTest: OTT Is a Hybrid: It’s How You Look at It
In Broadcast - January 2014 - Intro
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - Contents
In Broadcast - January 2014 - InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InNews: Luxembourg Charm Success
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InReply: Datavideo – Designed for Versatility
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In Broadcast - January 2014 - InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
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