Applying a cumulative security rollup to a Synergis™ appliance through Config Tool (Basic, Advanced) - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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2020-11-30

Synergis™ Cloud Link supports security updates in the field. From Config Tool, you can apply temporary fixes or patches to security vulnerabilities as they are discovered.

Before you begin

What you should know

It is recommended to schedule the upgrade outside of core business hours. The upgrade takes about 30 minutes. During this time, you will experience 5 to 15 minutes of downtime.

Procedure

  1. Download the cumulative security rollup from the GTAP Product Download page:
    1. From the Download Finder list, select your version of Synergis™ Softwire.
    2. Download the cumulative security rollup listed in the Tools & Cumulative Security Rollup section.
    3. Save the SynergisSecurityrollupYYYYMMDD.sfw file on your local drive.
  2. From the Config Tool home page, open the Access control task, and click the Roles and units view.
  3. Select your Synergis™ unit from the entity browser, and then click the Identity tab.
  4. Click Upgrade > Upgrade firmware.
  5. In the Upgrade firmware dialog box, click Select file.
  6. In the file browser, select the cumulative security rollup file that you downloaded from GTAP, and click Open.
  7. (Optional) To delay the upgrade, click Advanced options, and select Delay upgrade until, and enter the upgrade date and time.
  8. Click Upgrade.

After you finish

  • Generate a Hardware inventory report in Config Tool to check for possible failure reasons or confirm the firmware version displayed for the unit.
  • Verify that all doors controlled by the upgraded unit operate properly.