In addition to this document, which describes how to set up and configure an On-Premises instance of NSM on various types of virtual machines, the NSM document set is made up of the following:
When to Use It
About Network Security Manager
Provides an overview of the product and describes the base modes of operation, the navigation and icons, and the Notification Center.
Read this document gain an understanding of basic tasks before diving into specific NSM topics and tasks in the other books. These include:
Overview of NSM
Review of basic workflows
Introduction to the Dashboard and monitoring
This document applies to both SaaS and On-Premises instances.
Network Security Manager Administration Guide
Provides details on NSM features for administering your instance of NSM.
Read this document to learn how to configure and maintain NSM. Use the workflows from above as a checklist for the sequence of actions and feature descriptions. This document applies to both SaaS and On-Premises instances.
Network Security Manager Reporting and AnalyticsAdministration Guide
Discusses how to use the reporting and analytics features.
Read this document to learn what types of reports are available and how to navigate within them. It also describes how to schedule reports and define their contents. This document applies to both SaaS and On-Premises instances.
The Advanced license is needed to access all the Analytics features.
Network Security Manager On-Premises System Administration Guide
Describes the system administration tasks for an on-premises deployment of NSM.
Read this document to understand how to configure and manage an on-premises instance of NSM. It includes:
High Availability (HA) configuration
This document applies to On-Premises instances only.
Network Security ManagerGetting Started Guide for SaaS
Describes how to license and configure a basic
SaaS NSM instance.
Read this document to learn how to license and configure a SaaS instance of NSM. This document applies to SaaS instances only.
Closed Network Feature Guide
Describes how to deploy NSM on a closed network.
Read this document to learn how to set up on-premises NSM in an environment that has no external network connections. This instance operates in a closed network. This document applies to On-Premises instances only.
NSM Release Notes
Summarizes the new features for the product and provides information on the closed and resolved issues.
Read this document to review the list of resolved and known issues for this release. This document applies to both SaaS and On-Premises instances of NSM.