Adding your Senstar server as a tracking system to Security Center - Restricted Security Area Surveillance

RSA Surveillance Integration Guide for Senstar Systems

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Restricted Security Area Surveillance
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English
Last updated
2024-02-12

Before you can monitor the restricted areas secured by your Senstar perimeter intrusion detection system in Security Center, you must add each Senstar server as a tracking system in Config Tool. If you are using the Inter-System Gateway (IS Gateway), you must first add your server to a driver container in the IS Gateway, and then add the driver container as a tracking system in Config Tool.

Before you begin

What you should know

NOTE: For OmniTrax systems, you must add your Senstar server as a tracking system to Security Center with the IS Gateway.

Procedure

To add your Senstar server as a tracking system to Security Center with the IS Gateway:

  1. Log on to the IS Gateway web portal:
    1. Open a web browser and enter the URL https://<GatewayServer>:4242.
      <GatewayServer> is the name or IP address of the server hosting the IS Gateway service. The default port is 4242. Use the port you configured at installation.
    2. Accept the security certificate.
    3. On the logon page, enter the Username and Password and click Sign in.
      The username and password were assigned during the Inter-System Gateway Configuration step of the IS Gateway service installation.
  2. Add a driver container for the tracking system that you want to add to Security Center:
    1. On the homepage of the IS Gateway, click the Container () tab.
    2. Click the button besides the docker engine label, and then click Add driver container.
    3. In the Add Driver Container window that opens, enter the following information:
      IS Gateway web portal - Add Driver Container dialog box.
      Driver
      Select the driver that you want to install.
      Version
      Select the driver version that you want. The latest version is selected by default.
      Label
      Label used to identify this driver container in the list of containers on the left.
      Port
      Port used to communicate with the driver.
      Network adapter
      Select the network adapter used by the driver to communicate with the IS Gateway service.
      Show advanced
      Some drivers require other communication ports to be open. If necessary, click here to add those ports.
    4. Click Add.
      The IS Gateway immediately downloads the required driver container image from the repository. A notification is shown in the upper right corner of the browser page during the download process.
      New driver creation notification for Senstar in the IS Gateway web portal.

      After the download completes, the new driver container is displayed in the list of containers on the left, under the selected docker engine.

      IS Gateway web portal showing a new Senstar driver container.
    5. Start the driver container. To do so, click the button beside the driver container label and click Start.
    NOTE: If you are adding multiple driver containers, make sure that each driver container has a unique port number. This will prevent any port conflicts if multiple driver containers are running at the same time.
  3. Select the driver container corresponding to the tracking system that you want to add to Security Center.
  4. In the Communication section, enter the following information:
    IS Gateway web portal - Communication section in the Senstar driver container.
    Device Type
    Select FiberPatrol or OmniTrax.
    IP address
    The IP address of the Senstar NMS service.
    Port
    The port of the Senstar NMS service.
    Connection type
    Select either No TLS or TLS 1.2. For TLS 1.2, you must have copied the certificate into the correct folder on the RSA server.
    Configure fallback server
    Turn on this option to configure a fallback server. Enter the IP address, Port, and Connection type of the fallback server.
    Alarm classification enabled on Senstar (NMS)
    Turn on this option if alarm classification information has been configured on the Senstar NMS side. This option is available for FiberPatrol devices only.
    Events
    Turn on the custom events that you want to monitor for this tracking system.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Add your driver container as a tracking system to Security Center:
    1. From the Config Tool homepage, open the Plugins task.
    2. From the entity tree, select the Restricted Security Area Surveillance plugin role.
    3. Click Add an entity (), and select Tracking system.
      The Add tracking system dialog box opens.
    4. From the Type drop-down, select Inter-System Gateway.
    5. In the Name field, enter a name for your tracking system.
    6. From the Model drop-down, select the driver container you are adding and click Next ().
    7. If applicable, configure the specific settings for your driver and click Next ().
    8. If applicable, import the map from the third-party application and click Finish.
    9. Open the Area view task.
      After a few seconds, your tracking system () should be added to the area view.

To add your Senstar server as a tracking system to Security Center without the IS Gateway:

  1. From the Config Tool homepage, open the Area view task.
  2. Click Add an entity (), and then select Tracking system.
    The Add tracking system wizard opens.
  3. On the Tracking system information page, enter the following information:
    Type
    Select Senstar.
    Name
    Enter a unique name for this tracking system.
  4. On the Communication page, enter the following information:
    IP address
    The IP address of the Senstar NMS service.
    Port
    Enter port 849 and the NMS unit ID, as defined in the manufacturer documentation.
    Connection type
    Select either No TLS or TLS 1.2. For TLS 1.2, you must have copied the certificate into the correct folder on the RSA server.
  5. Click Refresh connection status () to connect.
  6. When the connection status turns Online (), click Next page ().
  7. On the Specific configuration page, configure the following:
    Alarm classification enabled on Senstar (NMS)
    This information is configured on the Senstar NMS side. Select this option only if it is also selected on Senstar NMS.
  8. On the RSA configuration page, enter the following information:
    Events
    Turn on the custom events that you want to monitor for this tracking system.
    NOTE: You can modify this later on the Properties page of the tracking system.
  9. Click Finish.
    The Senstar server and its devices are listed in the Area view entity tree.
  10. If you defined Redundant Sensor Units on Senstar, you must configure the Senstar tracking system in Security Center:
    1. In the Area view task, select the Senstar tracking system, and click the Properties tab.
    2. In the Specific configuration section, define which sensor units correspond to each Redundant Sensor Unit, and then click Apply.

After you finish

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