FalconStor and CSST announce partnership

FalconStor Software, the provider of TOTALLY Open data protection solutions, today announced a partnering agreement with China Security & Surveillance Technology, to bring the efficiencies of SAN virtualization, storage provisioning, business continuity and storage management to the digital video security and surveillance market. As part of this agreement, the companies will collaborate to jointly address the worldwide market for digital video security and surveillance with co-development and co-marketing activities.

CSST engages in the manufacturing, distribution, installation, and maintenance of security and surveillance systems throughout China. Its customer base includes financial institutions, transportation facilities, telecommunication providers, and government agencies. The digital IP surveillance market is growing fast, and the data needs to be protected and recoverable. CSST identified FalconStor as the strategic partner able to provide a total storage solution for CSST’s surveillance systems.

"Managing the storage needs of digital surveillance systems is critical as the security and surveillance industry continues to grow significantly in China and around the world," said Dr. Eric Chen, vice president and general manager, FalconStor Asia Pacific Operations. "CSST is at the forefront of next-generation digital surveillance systems, and it demands robust data protection and business continuity technology from FalconStor."

CSST leverages FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) to connect to storage devices from any vendor and to manage all the data coming in from their digital cameras. Storage virtualization and provisioning with FalconStor NSS gives CSST digital multimedia systems the flexibility and scalability needed to accommodate rapid storage growth. Used in combination with NSS, FalconStor Continuous Data Protector(CDP) ensures the protection and availability of all security footage from CSST’s digital cameras through efficient replication to a central data center.

CSST has been helping its customers transition their video surveillance systems from analog to digital video to eliminate the labor-intensive, time-consuming and tedious process of extracting useful information. With an IP Surveillance System, video data is available anywhere at any time and can be searched and reviewed rapidly. Companies can also use software applications for detection and analysis, license plate recognition, encryption, watermarking and connection authentication at the camera level -- features not feasible with an analog camera system.

Oyster Bay, New York-based technology research firm ABI Research believes that the video surveillance market is poised for explosive growth, which the firm forecasts to expand from revenue of about $13.5 billion in 2006 to a remarkable $46 billion in 2013. Those figures include cameras, computers and storage, professional services, and hardware infrastructure: everything that goes into an end-to-end security system.