Video Management Software

Milestone XProtect®  is video surveillance software. 
It is powerful and easy to use with a wide array of features for basic to advanced surveillance needs


Milestone Systems is the world’s leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS) and its XProtect VMS is used by more than 100,000 customers worldwide. XProtect is easy to use, yet powerful software that is designed with open architecture. This means that all XProtect products are compatible with more IP cameras, encoders and digital video recorders than any other VMS manufacturer, giving you the freedom to mix and match hardware to fit your needs and budget.


Because XProtect is based on a true open platform, you have the ability to integrate with today’s best analytics and business solutions and to expand what is possible with future innovations.


Whether your installation is just a few cameras or several thousand, there is an XProtect product to meet your needs. Learn more about the different XProtect software products in the key features overview chart below and by visiting the product pages.

milestone xprotect go


milestone xprotect essential


milestone xprotect express


milestone xprotect professional


milestone xprotect enterprise


milestone xprotect expert


milestone xprotect corporate


Discover the XProtect advantage

Open platform


For a typical IP video surveillance system, many components beyond cameras are required, such as network routers, switches, wiring, servers, backup power supplies and management and recording software. By choosing XProtect, you have the ability to connect products from a wide array of vendors that best suit the needs of your installation.


Video enable


The open platform makes it easy to integrate previously independent security and business systems into one video solution for greater efficiency and improved functionality. Use surveillance video for many value-adding purposes, such as training, quality assurance in production control or logistics, delivery and inventory status, insurance claims, employee procedures and environmental hazard monitoring.


Future proof


All XProtect products easily scale so you can seamlessly expand and upgrade your system according to your needs and budget. A flexible licensing model gives you the freedom to add new technologies as they are developed, allowing you to continually update and improve your solution.





XProtect Product Overview chart



Key Features

XProtect Go

XProtect Essential

XProtect Express

XProtect Professional

XProtect Enterprise

XProtect Expert

XProtect Corporate

Number of connected cameras per system 8 26 48 Unlimited (1) Unlimited (1) Unlimited Unlimited
Number of cameras per server 8 26 48 64 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Number of supported Recording Servers 1 1 1 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum number of users 1 5 5 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Support for XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web Client and Milestone Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alarm Mananger   Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Map function   Yes (3) Yes (3) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Archiving to network storage     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Third-party application integration and support for video analytics (4)     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple export formats     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metadata support           Yes Yes
Centralized management           Yes Yes
Flexible event rule wizard           Yes Yes
Edge storage           Yes Yes
Support for XProtect Smart wall           Optional Optional
Failover Recording Servers             Yes
Evidence Lock             Yes
Milestone Federated Architecture           Supported Management Supported
Milestone Interconnect   Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Management Supported
Customer Dashboard   Supported Supported Supported Supported    
Microsoft Active Directory       Yes Yes Yes Yes

(1) For most installations larger than 250 cameras, Milestone recommends using XProtect Corporate or XProtect Expert
(2) Not full alarm management functionality
(3) Supports a single-layer, interactive map
(4) Using Milestone Integration Platform (MIP)