Global Management System (GMS)
Deploy, manage and monitor all security policies and services.
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 firewall, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions. Flexibly deployed as software, hardware, or a virtual appliance, Dell SonicWALL GMS offers 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. Service Providers can use GMS to simplify the security management of multiple clients and create additional revenue opportunities. For added redundancy and scalability, GMS can be deployed in a cluster configuration.
Centralized security and network management.
Dell SonicWALL GMS gives administrators the integrated tools to deploy, manage and monitor all security policies and services throughout a large-scale, multiple policy enterprise or service provider environment.
Easy policy management.
Administrators can set policies for thousands of Dell SonicWALL firewalls, anti-spam, Continuous Data Protection backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions from a central location. Administrators can also use GMS to simplify the enablement of VPN connectivity and consolidate thousands of security policies.
The universal dashboard features customizable widgets, geographic maps and user-centric reporting
Active-device monitoring and alerting provides real-time alert capabilities to facilitate troubleshooting efforts, allowing administrators to take preventative action and deliver immediate remediation.
A central location for logging consolidates security events and logs for thousands of appliances, providing a single point to conduct network forensics.
Easily schedule and deploy configuration changes and/or firmware updates on managed Dell SonicWALL appliances to minimize service disruptions.
Streamlined license management.
A single unified console simplifies the management of security and support for Dell SonicWALL license subscriptions.
Powerful, real-time traps for Dell SonicWALL TCP/IP and SNMP-devices and applications greatly enhance troubleshooting efforts to pinpoint and respond to critical network events.
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.
Real-time and historic reporting.
A revolutionary enhancement to support next-generation Syslog reporting streamlines the time-consuming summarization process, allowing for near real-time reporting on incoming Syslog messages providing the ability to extensively drill down into data and customize reports.
Extensive cross-platform reporting capabilities include support for numerous Dell SonicWALL products, including firewalls, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access platforms.
Intelligent reporting and activity visualization.
Gain greater insight into usage trends and security events through comprehensive management and graphical reports that also deliver a cohesive branding for service providers.
Flexible deployment options.
Dell SonicWALL GMS can be flexibly deployed as a software application on a third party Windows® server (leveraging existing infrastructure), as a Dell SonicWALL E-Class Universal Management Appliance EM5000 (leveraging a hardened high-performance appliance), or as a Dell SonicWALL GMS Virtual Appliance in a VMware® environment (further leveraging shared computing resources to optimize server utilization, ease migration and reduce capital costs).
GMS Mobile, an application for the Apple iPhone platform allows administrators on the go to remotely log into the GMS system to see all the devices under management, check device status, and review GMS alerts as they come in.
GMS Mobile is currently available as a free beta application in the Apple iTunes Store.
GMS Capacity Planning Tool
* This tool is to be used exclusively for general guideline and informational purposes only. Actual network conditions may impact the overall performance of the GMS application requiring further configuration and adjustment. Please contact Dell SonicWALL for further assistance.
|Windows Server 2003 32 bit and 64 bit (SP2)|
|Windows Server 2008 SBS 64 bit (SP2)|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit (SP2)|
|Windows Server 2008 Standard 64 bit (SP2)|
|All listed operating systems are supported in both virtualized (VMware ESXi 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1, VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1) and non-virtualized environments.|
|x86 Environment: Minimum 3 GHz processor Server dual-core CPU Intel processor, 8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum) and 300 GB disk space.|
Virtual appliance requirements.
|Hypervisor: VMware ESX 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer), 4.1 and ESXi 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer), 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1,|
|Operation System Installed: Hardened SonicLinux|
|Appliance Size: 250GB, 950GB|
|Allocated Memory: 4GB|
|VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide|
|Microsoft SQL 2005 64 bit (SP2)|
|Microsoft SQL 2008 64 bit (R2)|
Bundled with the GMS application.
Dell SonicWALL E-Class NSA, NSA or PRO Series Network Security Appliance with minimum firmware and Dell SonicWALL VPN-based Network Security Appliances2
Supported Dell SonicWALL appliances managed by GMS.
|Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10000 and E9000 Series appliances|
|Dell SonicWALL Network Security appliances: E-Class NSA, NSA, PRO Series, TZ Series appliances3|
|Dell SonicWALL Continuous Data Protection appliances|
|Dell SonicWALL Content Security Manager (CSM) appliances|
|Dell SonicWALL Secure Remote Access appliances: E-Class SRA and SSL VPN for SMB|
|Dell SonicWALL Email Security appliances|
|All TCP/IP and SNMP-enabled devices and applications for active monitoring|
|Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher|
|Mozilla Firefox 6.0 or higher|
|Google Chrome 13.0 and above|
|Supported only on Microsoft Windows platforms|
|Java Plug-in version 7.0 or later|
Supported Dell SonicWALL firmware.
|Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances: E-Class NSA and NSA SonicOS Enhanced 5.0 or higher|
|Dell SonicWALL PRO Series Appliances: SonicOS Enhanced 3.2 or higher|
|Dell SonicWALL TZ Series Appliances: SonicOS Standard 3.1 or higher and SonicOS Enhanced 3.2 or higher|
|Dell SonicWALL CDP Appliances: Dell SonicWALL CDP 2.3 or higher|
|Dell SonicWALL CSM Appliances: Dell SonicWALL 2.0 or higher|
|Dell SonicWALL SRA Appliances: Dell SonicWALL SSL VPN SMB Firmware 2.0 or higher and Dell SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SSL VPN Firmware 9.0 or higher4|
|Dell SonicWALL Email Security Appliances: Dell SonicWALL Email Security 7.0 firmware|
- In all instances Dell SonicWALL GMS is running as a 32 bit application. Bundled databases will run in 64-bit mode on 64-bit Windows OS. All listed operating systems are supported in both virtualized (VMware ESXi 4.1) and non-virtualized environments.
In virtualized environment, GMS is running as a 64 bit application.
- When using the Management VPN Tunnel option for secure communication between the Dell SonicWALL GMS server and managed appliances using VPN tunnels, a GMS Gateway is required. The GMS gateway should be at minimum a Dell SonicWALL NSA with minimum firmware SonicOS Enhanced 5.0, or a Dell SonicWALL PRO 2040 with minimum firmware SonicOS Enhanced 3.2. When using Existing VPN Tunnels or HTTPS as the management method, a GMS Gateway is not required.
- Legacy Dell SonicWALL XPRS/XPRS2, SonicWALL SOHO2, Dell SonicWALL Tele2, and Dell SonicWALL Pro/Pro-VX models are not supported.
- Only newer Aventail E-Class SSL VPN appliances using 12 character hexidecimal serial numbers.
|Dell SonicWALL GMS Software)1||5 Nodes||01-SSC-7680||$1,895|
|Upgrade Options||Nodes||SKU||Pricing (USD)|
|Dell SonicWALL GMS Software Upgrade)1||1 Node||01-SSC-7662||$325|
|Support Option||Nodes||SKU||Pricing (USD)|
|Dell SonicWALL GMS E-Class 24x7 Software Support (1 Year)||1 Node||01-SSC-7675||$59|
|Dell SonicWALL Comprehensive GMS E-Class Support 24X7||1 Node||01-SSC-7679||$240|
- E-Class support sold separately. E-Class support required purchase with GMS.