Senstar Enterprise Manager

Centralized Cloud Management for Multi-Site Video Surveillance Deployments

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Senstar Enterprise Manager (SEM) provides centralized, cloud-based management for multi-location video surveillance deployments. It helps to streamline IT operations through unified health monitoring and settings management, while automating firmware updates for network cameras and Senstar products. SEM can be used with deployments running Symphony video management software (VMS), R-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs), E-Series physical security appliances (PSAs), and Thin Clients. It can also be used for monitoring non-Senstar surveillance networks when an Enterprise Manager Bridge appliance is installed on-premises.

Centralized Administration

  • Reduce the time required for configuration and administration
  • Manage settings across servers in distributed network environments
  • Standardize device configurations via policy templates
    Enforce compliance by preventing on-site configuration changes
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System Health Dashboard

  • Quickly identify offline cameras and storage failures
  • Monitor server CPU and memory usage
  • Reduce risk with automated camera password updates
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Cloud-Based Automation

  • Automate server software and camera firmware updates
  • Backup server configurations (quickly restore settings in event of misconfiguration or catastrophic server failure)
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SEM Features

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.

Auto-Update

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.

Camera Management

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.

Cloud Backup

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.

Maximize Uptime

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.

Increase Compliance

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.

Reduce Risk

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.

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