Axis device managerAxis Device Manager aims to help customers in protecting their devices and networks against cybersecurity risks. (Image source: AXIS Communications)Axis Communications has launched Axis Device Manager, a comprehensive on-premise device management tool, aiming to provide a secure way to manage all major installation and operational device management tasks

In a world where security threats are becoming more common, Axis Device Manager focuses on facilitating proactive device and network protection. It aims to manage a couple thousand Axis network cameras, access control and audio devices on one site or several thousand devices across multiple sites, said the company.

The range of device management functions include:

· Automatically assign IP addresses

· Install, configure, replace and upgrade any single device

· Copy configurations between thousands of devices

· Connect to multiple servers/systems

· Restore points and factory default settings

· Upgrade device firmware

· Manage and update user accounts and passwords

· Deploy, and renew HTTPS & IEEE 802.1x certificates

Supporting cybersecurity

As threats from cybercriminals are becoming ever more sophisticated, it is essential that any infrastructure related to safety and security is managed dynamically day-to-day. The new Axis Device Manager aims to deliver significant enhancements to device security by enabling centralised account, password and certificate management, as well as device hardening.

“This makes it easier and more cost efficient for system installers and administrators to proactively manage and implement important security management features,” according to Axis.

“Axis Device Manager is the go-to tool for reaching all Axis devices, whatever stage of their life-cycle, and make needed adjustments,” commented Ola Lennartsson, global product manager for system management at Axis Communications.