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.
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.)
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.
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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Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SolarWinds® Takes Double Platinum in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Network Security Solution
Network Configuration Manager
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.
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:
- 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
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