HARMAN Professional Solutions Sets a New Benchmark for Security in the AV Industry

HARMAN Professional Solutions Sets a New Benchmark for Security in the AV Industry

March 20, 2018

AMX by HARMAN Video Distribution System receives the industry’s first Cybersecurity Assessment Package (CAP) from the Joint Interoperability and Test Command (JITC) for direct connection to DoD networks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced that more than 50 AMX by HARMAN AV solutions, including Enova DGX 100 Series Digital Media Switchers, NetLinx NX Series Integrated Controllers, and Modero X Series touch panels have passed US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) testing, and are now included on the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (DoDIN APL), formerly the Unified Communications Approved Products List (UC APL).

While compliant security is not required for inclusion on the DoDIN APL, security demands in the IT industry are greater than ever, which is why HARMAN Professional conducted an exhaustive review of the most stringent security controls and methodologically designed and implemented security features to ensure its products meet the strictest IT requirements. The result is the most secure AV product family on the market.

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,” said Paul Zielie, Enterprise Solutions Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “HARMAN Professional AV solutions are the first in the industry to 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 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,” said Charlie Booth, Vice President, Government Sales, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The newest generation of AMX by HARMAN 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 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

The following AMX by HARMAN solutions are now included on the DoDin APL:

Enova DVX 22XX and 32XX All-In-One Presentation Switchers
Enova® DGX 800 Enclosure
Enova® DGX 1600 Enclosure
Enova® DGX 3200 Enclosure
Enova® DGX 6400 Enclosure
Enova® DGX HDMI, DVI, DXLink, and Audio Switching Boards
DXLink Twisted Pair and Fiber Transmitters / Receivers
NetLinx NX-1200 Integrated Controller
NetLinx NX-2200 Integrated Controller
NetLinx NX-3200 Integrated Controller
NetLinx NX-4200 Integrated Controller
Epica DGX 288 Enclosure 
Epica DGX 288 MultiMode Fiber Input/Output Board
10.1" Modero X® Series G5 Retractable Touch Panel
20.3" Modero X® Series G5 Panoramic Tabletop Touch Panel
20.3" Modero X® Series G5 Panoramic Wall Mount Touch Panel
10.1" Modero X® Series G5 Tabletop Touch Panel
10.1" Modero X® Series G5 Wall Mount Touch Panel
7" Modero X® Series G5 Tabletop Touch Panel
7" Modero X® Series G5 Wall Mount Touch Panel6-Button Massio Keypad
8-Button Massio Keypad


For more information, visit https://www.amx.com/en-US/secureav.

Back to news list