AWN202 10G Sensor Internal Tap Deployment

Deployment Guide

Overview

This guide describes how to deploy the AWN202 10G Sensor with internal tap. This figure shows a simplified network map of an internal tap deployment:

In the box

These items are in the box:

Before you begin

Before you install your sensor:

Note: If your firewall performs SSL/TLS inspection, AllowList the sensor management IP address and verify that your firewall allows outbound access from that IP address over port 443 to the IP addresses listed under If you are a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) customer on the Arctic Wolf IP Addresses page in the Arctic Wolf Portal.

This figure shows the sensor ports used in this installation procedure:

AWN202 10G Sensor

Staging installation

To perform the staging installation:

  1. Rack the sensor in its final location.

  2. Use an ethernet cable to connect the Management Port, port 1, on the sensor to a network switch with an outbound connection.

  3. Plug in and power on the sensor.

    Tip: The Power LED turns green when the sensor is on.

    Sensor LEDs

  4. Ping the management IP address that you provided to Arctic Wolf to verify network connectivity.

  5. Wait 15 minutes, and then verify if the Sensor Status LED, which is second from the top, turns green. This means that the sensor is connected to the Arctic Wolf monitoring service.

  6. Email security@arcticwolf.com if you cannot perform steps 3, 4, or 5 successfully.

Production installation

To configure the AWN202 sensor with internal tap:

  1. Use the LC-LC multi-mode fiber cable to connect port 8 on the sensor to the inside interface of your firewall, and use the other one of these cables to connect port 7 on the sensor to your switch.

  2. (Optional) Use an ethernet cable to connect port 6 on the sensor to the inside interface of your firewall.

  3. (Optional) Use an ethernet cable to connect port 5 on the sensor to your switch.

  4. (Optional) Connect an additional bridge to ports 3 and 4 on the sensor.

  5. (Optional) Connect the mirror ports on your switch to port 2 on the sensor.

  6. Wait one minute, and then verify that network connectivity for network devices is unaffected.

    Note: If network connectivity is affected, disconnect the sensor from the network and email security@arcticwolf.com to schedule a troubleshooting session.

  7. Contact security@arcticwolf.com to confirm that Arctic Wolf is seeing your network traffic.