ManageEngine the IT management company has announced the latest versions of NetFlow Analyzer the bandwidth and security software and Network Configuration Manager, the network change and configuration management (NCCM) solution. Both the solution will enable the enterprises to improve their network efficiency and security.
The NetFlow Analyzer helps in gaining traffic shaping to ensure critical apps are served on priority, device discovery and one-click flow export to add devices from the web GUI itself, e-mail and SMS notifications for DoS attacks.
Speaking about NetFlow Analyzer, Dev Anand, Director of Product Management at ManageEngine, said, “The combination of BYOD with HD games, videos and movies is a perfect recipe for the death of the network. Network managers have to prioritize and differentiate traffic for critical, business-enabling apps such as CRM and video conferencing and ensure those apps take precedence over apps for leisure. This calls for an integrated approach to monitoring your traffic as well as shaping it with policies on the fly with a solution like NetFlow Analyzer.”
It also allows the users to discover routers and switches and configure them to export flows from the web console, in just a single click. Alerts via email and SMS have been added for notifying users about attacks in real time.
The latest version of Network Configuration Manager meets the points mentioned in requirements 1 and 2 of PCI DSS 3.0. Requirement 1 calls for installing and maintaining a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data. Requirement 2 indicates not to use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
Anand added, “Being compliant with PCI DSS starts with changing vendor-set usernames and passwords and includes periodically auditing network configurations,” said Anand. “The toughest part of PCI DSS is adhering to all the relevant clauses mentioned in it. Network admins need various reports to demonstrate PCI DSS compliance, and we have made that reporting easy and simple with Network Configuration Manager.”
Network Configuration Manager now includes reports that help network admins identify which machines still operate with vendor-supplied usernames and passwords. The latest version also includes a review feature that helps admins add reviewers and review the configurations periodically.