Centralized Management and Reporting
As distributed networks grow exponentially, businesses face increased complexity and cost in managing, monitoring and reporting the network and backup and recovery infrastructure. Many enterprises are subject to regulatory compliance mandates with increasingly strict requirements, all the while budgets remain constrained. Service providers responsible for managing a large number of their customers’ network and backup and recovery devices must deal with increasingly complex license management. The result is difficulty in maintaining service level agreements (SLAs) while achieving an acceptable return on their investment. What many organizations need is an easy, affordable approach to network security and backup and recovery management, which can scale across thousands of appliances and security policies.
Introducing the Dell SonicWALL Global Management System.
The Dell™ SonicWALL™ Global Management System (GMS®) provides organizations, distributed enterprises and service providers with a powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy Dell SonicWALL backup and recovery (Continuous Data Protection), firewall, anti-spam, and secure remote access solutions. Dell SonicWALL GMS also provides centralized real-time monitoring, and comprehensive policy and compliance reporting. For enterprise customers, Dell SonicWALL GMS streamlines security policy management and appliance deployment, minimizing administration overhead. For Service Providers, GMS simplifies the security management of multiple clients and creates additional revenue opportunities.
Centralized security and network management.
Dell SonicWALL GMS gives administrators the tools to deploy, manage and monitor all backup and security policies throughout a large-scale, multiple policy enterprise or service provider environment.
Easy policy management.
Administrators can set policies for thousands of Dell SonicWALL Continuous Data Protection (CDP), Firewalls, Anti-Spam, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) devices from a central location. Policies can be set for CDP appliances at either the group level or device level. Administrators can also use GMS to simplify the enablement of VPN connectivity and consolidate thousands of security policies.
A universal dashboard features customizable widgets, geographic maps and user-centric reporting.
Active-device monitoring and alerting provides real-time alerts with integrated monitoring capabilities to facilitate troubleshooting efforts, allowing administrators to take preventative action and deliver immediate remediation. CDP specific alerts include alerts for unit status (up/down), capacity status, CPU status, and offsite capacity status. Policies for alerts can be defined in great detail, with granular controls for thresholds and destinations.
A central location for logging consolidates backup and security events and logs for thousands of appliances, providing a single point to conduct network forensics.
Easily schedule configuration and/or firmware updates on managed appliances to minimize disruptions to service.
Streamlined license management.
A single unified console simplifies the management of Dell SonicWALL license subscriptions.
Rich integrations options.
Take advantage of an application programming interface (API) for web services, CLI support for the majority of functions, and SNMP trap support for both service providers and enterprises.
CDP specific reporting.
Reporting for CDP appliances includes reporting for capacity and quote utilization at the device group level, the device level and the agent level. Backup activity reporting can be based on user, file type and many other parameters.
Extensive cross-platform reporting capabilities include support for numerous Dell SonicWALL products, including Continuous Data Protection (CDP), Firewalls, Anti-Spam, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) platforms.
Intelligent reporting and activity visualization.
Gain greater insight into usage trends and security events through comprehensive management and graphical reports that deliver a cohesive branding for service providers.
Flexible deployment options.
Businesses can choose to deploy GMS as software, hardware, or as a virtual appliance. For added redundancy and scalability, GMS system can also be deployed in a cluster configuration.
Dell SonicWALL Analyzer.
Administrators can use Dell SonicWALL Analyzer to get an in-depth analysis of backup activity on Dell SonicWALL CDP devices. Analyzer also provides powerful insight into appliance health and behavior. Reporting for CDP appliances includes reporting for capacity and quote utilization at the device group level, the device level and the agent level. Backup activity reporting can be based on user, file type and many other parameters. Analyzer also includes reporting for Dell SonicWALL firewalls and secure remote access devices.