SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) provides continuous real-time monitoring and alerts for automated detection and remediation of harmful security violations.
Successful threat mitigation requires continuous monitoring of network configuration changes and potential policy violations, but this process needs to be automated, fast, and reliable. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) provides continuous real-time monitoring and alerts for automated detection and remediation of harmful security violations.

SolarWinds Worldwide, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, and Platinum Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM),has been nominated to compete in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Successful threat mitigation requires continuous monitoring of network configuration changes and potential policy violations, but this process needs to be automated, fast, and reliable.

Continuous real-time monitoring and alerts for automated detection and remediation of harmful security violations is essential.

SolarWinds NCM provides these benefits—and more.

In addition to the “bread and butter” of compliance and configuration management, SolarWinds NCM offers compliance auditing and leverages baselines and differential viewers to help ensure that devices are configured correctly.

Automated change control workflow, bulk configuration updates, and automatic vulnerability assessments help teams efficiently identify and fix vulnerabilities.

All in a single solution.

(See how SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) can help 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. Using Network Configuration Manager, you can configure devices to policy, detect and prevent out-of-process changes, audit config compliance, and remediate faults and compliance violations. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube. Posted on Dec 4, 2018.)

Unique features for preventing configuration changes and managing vulnerabilities

NCM offers several unique and powerful features to help agency IT professionals protect against vulnerabilities and prevent unauthorized network configuration changes.

NCM uses Cisco® IOS® and ASA vulnerability scanning and NIST FISMA, DISA STIGs, and DSS PCI compliance assessments to improve network security.

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Network Configuration Manager – Automate network configuration management and compliance, which can help save time and optimize IT resources

Administrators can manage changes through automated workflows and set up two-level approval policies for configuration updates, helping ensure that only the right changes are made, by the right people.

Configuration baseline features help standardize compliant configurations and monitor configuration drift.

Plus, NCM has change management auditing and real-time change notification features that allow administrators to see who made a configuration change and when, so they can quickly respond to the change and mitigate the issue if necessary.

(See how this voice network architect saves time looking for unauthorized and error-causing changes in his device configurations and how he has successfully reduced the time to deploy new configurations from days to minutes. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube.)

Staying compliant

Government IT compliance requirements are complex and ever-changing, and agencies must respond to constant data calls for compliance reporting.

NCM actively detects configuration policy violations to help improve compliance with federal regulations and corporate standards, including those of NIST FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, RMF, and DISA STIGs.

Additionally, SolarWinds NCM complies with numerous government standards and approvals:

U.S. Government certifications and approvals, which includes:

  • Army CoN
  • Navy DADMS

Technical Requirements, including:

  • FIPS compatibility
  • DISA STIGs
  • NIST compliance
  • Common Criteria EAL Certification
  • Section 508 VPATs

A wealth of compliance reporting options are included.

The software itself features hundreds of built-in compliance reports to help meet major auditing authority requirements, including DISA STIGs, NIST FISMA, and more.

Meanwhile, THWACK®, SolarWinds’ online user community, provides a number of free report templates that can be used to prepare for an inspection.

(Are your network device configurations anything but standardized? Does standards compliance, whether internal to your company or external like HIPAA or SOX, keep you awake at night? Join Destiny Martin, along with Head Geek’s Patrick Hubbard and Leon Adato, as they dive deep into SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) customizations including creating policy checks, rules, and templates and using them to ensure your network devices are safe, stable, and standardized. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube.)

Built by the IT community

NCM was built and continues to be updated using feedback from the IT community.

SolarWinds depends on this feedback to ensure NCM meets IT professionals’ security and compliance needs.

Much of input from the community comes from THWACK users.

The online community provides a place where IT professionals can request and vote on new features, share information, troubleshoot government-specific problems, and discuss features and updates they would like to see.

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Additional features and highlights include:

  • Integrates with NIST National Vulnerability Database for updates

  • Support for a wide variety of devices, including firewalls, routers, switches, and more

  • Support for Cisco, Juniper®, HP®, and others

  • Integrates with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor’s NetPath™ to see configuration changes in the network service path

Built to scale

NCM is built for IT environments of all sizes and can easily scale to meet growing infrastructure needs.

Licensing depends on the total number of devices an IT pro manages, including firewalls, routers, switches, or any other device that supports remote access and a command line interface.

SolarWinds NCM is used by nearly every U.S. federal civilian agency, DoD branch, and intelligence agency.

It is available on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Department of Defense ESI, and other contract vehicles.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is an industry favorite. Hands down.

(SolarWinds customers share some of their favorite features of Network Performance Monitor (NPM). From full path visibility with NetPath to real-time notifications and team-specific dashboards in a single interface, NPM allows you to get in front of any network issues that may come up. Courtesy of SolarWinds and YouTube.)

SolarWinds NCM Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Network Security Solutions.

Good luck to SolarWinds® on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

SolarWinds® Takes Double Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Network Security Solution

  • SolarWinds 
    Network Configuration Manager

 

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Security Incident & Event Mgmt Solution (SIEM)

  • SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

  • *SolarWinds was also recognized in the 2017 & 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs with Platinum Award Wins.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:

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  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software, giving organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models.

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The company continuously engages with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures.