Centralized Symphony VMS Administration
SEM allows administrators to manage settings across many servers in distributed network environments. Policy templates enable the standardization of commonly configured items. Precedence ensures that settings explicitly defined by SEM cannot be changed by local server administrators.
System Health Dashboard
Monitor availability and health metrics for VMS servers, server farms, and cameras. Track server CPU, memory, and storage use. A web-based dashboard provides on-demand access to system status, while health summary reports can be automatically emailed to administrators.
SEM provides a cloud platform for VMS server software release management. Major and minor version upgrades and device pack updates can be scheduled to be installed immediately or within a specified change window.
Enterprise Manager Bridge
The Senstar Enterprise Manager Bridge (SEM Bridge) is an on-premise hardware appliance that works in conjunction with Enterprise Manager to facilitate advanced camera management, including firmware updates. With a compact footprint and PoE support, the SEM Bridge is quick and easy to deploy.
SEM significantly reduces the effort required to manage distributed network cameras. Using the SEM Bridge, cameras are automatically discovered and inventoried. Camera firmware can be centrally updated from the cloud, without the need for on-site personnel. SEM automates camera password update policies, reducing risk and easing best practice adoption.
Through SEM, Symphony server configurations can be periodically backed up to the cloud. In the event of misconfiguration or catastrophic server failure, settings can be easily restored.
Identify issues quickly through the web console or e-mail status summaries. Reported events include server and camera disconnections, storage failures, and CPU/memory threshold violations.
Settings explicitly defined by SEM cannot be changed locally, enabling organizations to avoid issues resulting from inconsistent or non-compliant configurations.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Centralized management reduces the time required for configuration and administration. Initial setup time is reduced through inherited settings (via policies) from the cloud. Subsequent policy changes are invoked by simply pulling updates. Software updates can also be centrally configured and automatically installed.
Increase security by addressing common attack vectors. Ensure that cameras are not compromised through default passwords. Easily replace camera firmware versions containing security flaws. SEM allows administrators to simplify best-practice processes and easily fix vulnerabilities. Use the cloud console to automate camera password changes as well as roll out system-wide firmware updates.