NSM Administration Guide


The Dashboard provides a visual status of the security infrastructure. You can review the Dashboard and see at a glance if any issues need investigating. The system dashboard has four tabs: Device, Summary, Network, and Threat. You can quickly see the summary of status of devices, traffic distribution, and  threats to know whether you have issues and where to focus to resolve them.

The default view of system dashboard is Devices dashboard. It shows a summary of the devices and alerts in your infrastructure.

At the top of the dashboard, you see a summary of your devices:

  • FIREWALLS: Displays the number of firewalls that you intend to manage through NSM. Click FIREWALLS to list all the firewalls in the Inventory page.
  • OFFLINE: Displays the number of firewalls that are offline. Click OFFLINE to list the offline devices in the Inventory page.
  • EXPIRING LICENSES: Displays the number of expiring firewall licenses.
  • GROUPS: Displays the number of device groups. Click GROUPS to list the device groups.

The FIREWALL OVERVIEW section shows how many devices are ONLINE & MANAGED, OFFLINE, ONLINE & UNMANAGED and UNASSIGNED. A pie chart representation of firewall overview is also displayed. The geographical locations of the firewalls are shown on the map. For more details of the devices in a particular location, click the map location.

The Alert Center is shown at the bottom of the Device dashboard. An alert summary is provided and you can click on any of the categories—All, Threats, or General to open the Notification Center and see all the alerts for the selected category. The most recent alerts are displayed in a tabular format below the summary.

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