The SonicWALL® Global Management System (GMS) provides organizations of any size, distributed enterprises and service providers with a flexible, powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy SonicWALL appliances and security policy configurations. SonicWALL GMS™ also provides centralized real-time monitoring, and comprehensive policy and compliance reporting.
SonicWALL GMS’ intuitive Web-based user interface easily allows for complete life cycle control of thousands of SonicWALL firewall, anti-spam, secure remote access, and backup and recovery appliances and services—from initial configuration to complex policy changes and remote updates. For enterprises, GMS simplifies the complexity of network management by offering a single management interface, thereby reducing administration time, complexity and the overall total cost of ownership (TCO). Service providers benefit from its multi-organizational management capabilities where it consolidates, groups and classifies thousands of individual customers’ managed appliances and their respective security policies. Through an integrated reporting architecture, administrators can customize and schedule reports individually tailored to meet the needs of managed customers, executives and regulatory compliance audits for corporate departments. SonicWALL GMS can be flexibly deployed as a software application on a third party Windows® server, as a SonicWALL E-Class Universal Management Appliance, or as a SonicWALL GMS Virtual Appliance in a VMware® environment.
Features and Benefits: Centralized security and network management
is achieved using a flexible, powerful and intuitive tool to deploy, manage and monitor a distributed network environment and set policies from a central location. Administrators can now define, distribute, enforce and deploy a full range of service and security policies for thousands of SonicWALL firewall, anti-spam, secure remote access, and backup and recover appliances. Sophisticated VPN deployment and configuration
enables distributed enterprise networks to reduce the administration time, costs and complexity associated with establishing and maintaining corporate security policies, VPN connectivity and network configurations. For Service Providers, it consolidates and unifies all security polices for thousands of customers allowing for greater efficiencies in meeting service level agreements (SLAs). Active device monitoring and alerting
supplies real-time alerts with integrated monitoring capabilities allowing administrators to take preventative action and deliver immediate remediation. Centralized logging
provides a central location for consolidating security events and logs for thousands of appliances, thereby allowing for a single point to conduct network forensics. Flexible deployment options
include software (leveraging existing infrastructure), hardware (leveraging a hardened high-performance appliance), or a virtual appliance (leveraging shared computing resources to optimize utilization, ease migration and reduce capital costs). Intelligent reporting and activity visualization
presents comprehensive management and graphical reports for security devices and user activity yielding greater insight into application usage trends and security events. It also enables the customization of these reports using corporate logos and colors, thereby delivering a cohesive branding message to users and customers. Offline management
enables scheduled configurations and/or firmware updates on managed appliances to occur offline to minimize service disruption to end users and customers. Streamlined license manager
displays a unified console for storing, applying, tracking and updating security license information for managed SonicWALL appliances, thereby simplifying the inventory for managing security and support license subscriptions. SNMP support
provides a powerful, real-time alerting mechanism for all TCP/IP and SNMP-enabled devices and applications, thus greatly enhancing the ability to pinpoint and respond to critical network events. Rich integration options
include a Web services application programming interface (API), CLI support for the majority of functions, and SNMP trap support. Both services providers and enterprises can use any of these options to integrate GMS with their professional services automation, management and monitoring, and other enterprise applications.
SonicWALL Global Management System
Providing a comprehensive security management solution for enterprises and service providers.