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Milestone product index

Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) products

XProtect Corporate

Designed for large, high-security installations distributed across multiple locations.

XProtect Expert

Software ideal for medium and large installations that require central management.

XProtect Enterprise

Suitable for medium and large, multi-location installations that need easy system scalability.

XProtect Professional

Perfect for mid-size businesses that want a complete graphical overview of the installation. 

XProtect Express

Cost-effective software for small businesses that require video analytics.

XProtect Essential

A free version of XProtect software offering small businesses effective video surveillance.

XProtect free trial download

Experience all of the benefits of IP video surveillance and try our market-leading software free for 30 days!

XProtect software key features

XProtect VMS Products / Versions XProtect Essential
XProtect Express
XProtect Professional
XProtect Enterprise
XProtect Expert
XProtect Corporate
Key features  2017 R1 2017 R1 2017 R1 2016 R2 2017 R1 2017 R1
Type of deployment Single-server Single-server Multi-server Multi-site Centrally managed, multi-server Centrally managed, distributed sites
Licensing Free Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual
Number of hardware devices(1) per software  8 48  Unlimited(2)  Unlimited(2) Unlimited Unlimited 
Number of cameras(3) per recording server 8 48 320 320 Unlimited Unlimited
Number of recording servers per system 1 1 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum numbers 
of users
5 5 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Multiple video export formats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web Client and Milestone Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alarm Manager Yes(4) Yes(4) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Map function Yes(5) Yes(5) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Map function - - - - Yes Yes
Archiving to
network storage
- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Third-party application 
integration and support for video analytics(6)
 - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video out via Milestone ONVIF bridge - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Active Directory - - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metadata support - - - - Yes Yes
- - Yes Yes
Flexible event
rule wizard
- - - - Yes Yes
Edge Storage - - - - Yes Yes
Hardware accelerated video decoding for Video Motion Detection (VMD) - - - - Yes Yes
Failover Recording 
- -  Yes Yes
Evidence Lock  - -  - Yes
Support for XProtect Smart Wall - - - - Option Included
Two-step verification - - - Yes
Milestone Interconnect - Remote site Remote site Remote site Remote site Central/ Remote site 
Milestone Federated Architecture -    Remote site Central/ Remote site
Supported  Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Connected Services(7)  Supported  Supported Supported   Supported Supported  Supported 

(*) Please note that Milestone per June 1, 2016 announces end-of-development of XProtect Enterprise. This implies that the 2016 R2 version of XProtect Enterprise is the last version of the product. The product will remain available for purchase until June 1, 2020, but Milestone recommends new customers to consider XProtect Expert or XProtect Professional.

(1) A hardware device is the physical unit, server or system connected to the VMS’ recording server.
(2) For most installations larger than 250 cameras, Milestone recommends using XProtect Expert or XProtect Corporate.
(3) A camera is the actual camera or video source on the hardware device connected to the VMS’ recording server.
(4) Not full alarm management functionality .
(5) Supports a single-layer, interactive map, without alarm integration.
(6) Using Milestone Integration Platform (MIP).
(7) Requires active Milestone Care Plus coverage, for XProtect Essential minimum one subscription pack is required.

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Milestone Husky NVR Series

Milestone Husky M10

A sleek, fanless model with Milestone VMS preloaded and configured for efficient performance and reliability.

Milestone Husky M20

A standalone and rack-mountable network video recorder (NVR) designed for small to mid-sized installations.

Milestone Husky M30

A workstation with XProtect VMS preloaded and configured for performance and reliability.

Milestone Husky M30 Hybrid

A workstation with XProtect VMS preloaded and configured for mixing analog and IP cameras.

Milestone Husky M50

A premium, rack-mounted unit with advanced XProtect VMS for greater performance and storage capacity.

Milestone Husky M50 Hybrid

A premium, rack-mounted unit with advanced XProtect VMS configured for mixing analog and IP cameras.

Milestone Husky M500 Advanced

Ideal for complex, multi-site surveillance installations.

Milestone Husky M550 Advanced

The industry’s highest performing network video recorder for the 10GbE NVR server class segment.

Milestone XProtect client products

XProtect Smart Client

A powerful, easy-to-use client application for the daily operations of security installations. 

XProtect Web Client

An intuitive, efficient web-based interface for viewing, playing back and sharing video.

Milestone Mobile

A free viewing client app for smartphones and tablets for all Milestone products.

Milestone XProtect add-on products

XProtect Smart Wall

Displays all video data in an installation and gives a complete overview of large surveillance centers.

XProtect LPR

License plate recognition - Helps automate and optimize tasks through automatic vehicle detection.

XProtect Retail

An investigation tool to optimize store operations by identifying fraud and reducing shrinkage. 

XProtect Access

Unites access control and video for monitoring and controlling access. 

XProtect Transact

Helps retailers identify problems involving POS systems and ATMs, reducing shrinkage and fraud. 

XProtect Screen Recorder

Provides inconspicuous screen recordings of any Windows PC or point-of-sale terminal.

XProtect Utilities

Install our free supplementary software components designed to help users easily maintain their Milestone system

Milestone Interconnect

Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit

Milestone Interconnect

A cost-efficient and flexible way to gain centralized surveillance across geographically dispersed sites. 

MIP SDK 2016

A comprehensive tool that makes it easy to create applications for Milestone XProtect VMS.

Milestone Arcus

Milestone Arcus

A video surveillance platform embedded in hardware devices, enabling Milestone hardware technology partners to deliver customized, market-ready solutions.

Services for Milestone products

Milestone Care

A complete suite of operational maintenance and support
services for organizations using Milestone surveillance 
products. It is designed as a supplement to the support 
offered through Milestone’s highly qualified network 
of resellers and system integrators 
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Learning and Performance

A series of interactive, self-paced 
eLearning modules and classroom 
trainings designed to educate 
Milestone partners and end-users in 
the use of our product offerings
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Professional Services 

A portfolio of system deployment and optimization 
services designed to unlock the full potential of Milestone 
installations and optimize system performance for 
a problem-free and stable operation
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Custom Development

Draw upon Milestone’s experienced 
consultants to develop, install and 
support tailor-made integrated solutions 
using the Milestone Integration Platform
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