Notice: ONVIF will end support for Profile Q on March 31, 2022. See deprecation details here.
Profile Q is for IP-based video systems and its aim is to provide quick discovery and basic configuration of Profile Q conformant products (e.g., network camera, network switch, network monitor) on a network. A Profile Q conformant device is one that can be discovered and configured by a Profile Q client. A Profile Q conformant client is one that can discover, configure and control a Profile Q device over an IP network. Profile Q also covers specifications for TLS (Transport Layer Security) configuration for conformant products that support this feature. TLS is a secure communication protocol that allows ONVIF devices themselves to communicate with clients across a network in a way that protects against tampering and eavesdropping. Special attention should be given to the Factory Default State when deploying an ONVIF Profile Q Device.
ONVIF Cybersecurity Statement
The following web page, ONVIF Recommendations for Cybersecurity Best Practices for IP-based Physical Security Products, sets out general, non-exhaustive recommendations for best practices within cybersecurity. This page, however, should not be considered as the only source or guideline to combat cybersecurity threats. ONVIF recommends following industry best practices and staying on top of updates from the marketplace and your product manufacturer.
ONVIF Profile Feature Overview
Click on the ONVIF Profile Feature Overview v2.5 (June 2021) to get an overview and a comparison of the features supported by all ONVIF profiles, and whether the features are considered mandatory (M) or conditional (C) for a conformant device or client.