SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) provides automated network change and configuration management capabilities that help improve security compliance.
The solution detects and reports on configuration changes and network compliance policy violations.
It is easier to bring devices into compliance and protect against unauthorized, unscheduled, or erroneous configuration changes with real-time monitoring and alerting.
Automated detection and remediation of harmful security violations helps ensure compliant configurations are maintained across all network devices.
(SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager helps save time and improve network reliability by automating network configuration and change management to reduce configuration errors, recover quickly from downtime and improve security and compliance. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube)
Product highlights include:
- Security compliance auditing helps ensure that devices are configured correctly
- Identify and fix device vulnerabilities using automatic vulnerability assessment and Cisco® firmware upgrades
- Integrates with NIST National Vulnerability Database for updates
- Automated change control workflow and bulk configuration updates
- Detection and real-time alerting of harmful or non-compliant configuration changes
- Assessment of configuration compliance against standards like NIST FISMA, RMF, DISA STIGs, SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and more
- Support for a wide variety of network devices including firewalls, routers, switches, and more
- Support for Cisco, Juniper®, HP®, etc.
- Integration with Network Performance Monitor’s NetPath™ to see configuration changes in the network service path
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Government IT compliance requirements are complex and ever changing. Agencies must respond to constant data calls for compliance reporting.
SolarWinds NCM actively detects configuration policy violations to help improve compliance with federal regulations and corporate standards, including those of NIST FIMSA, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, RMF, and DISA STIGs.
SolarWinds NCM’s change management auditing and real-time change notification allows IT pros to see who made a configuration change and when, so they can quickly respond and mitigate the issue if necessary.
NCM provides advanced features to help ensure that vulnerabilities are updated and that unauthorized configuration changes are not made to agency networks.
NCM improves network security using Cisco IOS® and ASA vulnerability scanning and NIST FISMA, DISA STIGs, and DSS PCI compliance assessments.
Manage change using automated workflows and two-level approval for configuration updates.
(Learn how SolarWinds can help government IT organizations meet DISA STIG and NIST FISMA compliance requirements. Courtesy of the company and YouTube)
SolarWinds NCM complies with numerous government standards and approvals to meet evolving security needs:
U.S. Government certifications and approvals include:
- Army CoN
- Air Force APL
- Navy DADMS
Technical Requirements include:
- FIPS compatibility
- DISA STIGs,
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance
- Common Criteria EAL 2 Certification
- Section 508 VPATs
SolarWinds has hundreds of built-in automated compliance reports, which help meet major auditing authority requirements, including DISA STIGs, NIST FISMA, and more; THWACK®, SolarWinds’ online user community, provides a number of out-of-the-box compliance report templates available to download for free that are designed to help users prepare for an inspection.
SolarWinds determines its roadmap and updates its product based on the needs and feedback of the IT pro community.
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Additionally, THWACK provides multiple forums where IT pros can request and vote on new features, thus directly influence product updates.
There is a specific space on THWACK where IT pros working in government agencies can share information, troubleshoot government-specific problems, and talk about what updates to products would specifically benefit them.
SolarWinds at a Glance
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses.
They focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors.
SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale.
Their solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process.
SolarWinds software is built to scale, can support an IT environment of any size, and is used by nearly every U.S. federal civilian agency, DoD branch, and intelligence agency.
SolarWinds NCM is licensed according to the total number of devices an IT pro manages. A managed device can be a firewall, router, switch, or just about any other network device that supports remote access and a command line interface (CLI).
As an IT infrastructure grows, SolarWinds NCM can scale to meet the monitoring and management needs of the network.
Software is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Department of Defense ESI, and other contract vehicles.
SolarWinds NCM in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager will be competing against the industries leading providers of Network Security Solutions.
Good luck to SolarWinds on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
To learn more about SolarWinds NCM, go to http://www.solarwinds.com/network-configuration-manager or visit the companies website to view their full line of offerings at http://www.solarwinds.com/.