It is through the intelligence, automation and integration of management software that your IT organization can optimize the efficiency of network operations and reduce total cost of ownership. The Enterasys Network Management Suite (NMS) applications provide centralized visibility and granular control of enterprise network resources. NMS is distinctive for granularity that reaches beyond ports and VLANs down to individual users, applications, and protocols. No matter how many moves, adds or changes occur in your environment - NMS keeps everything in view and under control through role-based access controls. One click can equal a thousand actions when you manage your network with Enterasys. NMS can even manage beyond Enterasys switching, routing and wireless hardware to deliver standards-based control of other vendors' network equipment. The Enterasys NMS suite of management applications increases efficiency, enabling IT staff to avoid time-consuming manual switch-by-switch configuration tasks. NMS fills the functionality gap between traditional element managers that offer limited vendor-specific device control, and expensive, complex enterprise management applications. NMS is a key component of Enterasys networking solutions and assures that network operations are aligned with the business, operationally efficient, and secure.
The discovery process locates network attached devices, stores attributes for these devices, and reports device status. Devices may be discovered automatically by specifying an IP address range or via both standard and multiple vendors' proprietary discovery protocols. Devices may also be added manually or imported into the NMS database using a device list file.
Network topology maps
A topology map is an automatically generated visual representation of network connectivity. Topology maps, encompassing integrated wired and wireless networks, provide network administrators with in-depth graphical views of device groupings, device links, VLANs, and Spanning Tree status. Color codes are used to indicate device status and SNMP/SNMPv3 or information traps are easily generated.
FlexViews and graphing
Incorporating both wired and wireless systems, FlexViews are NMS Console tools that allow network support staff to view a broad range of network configuration parameters in graphical format - including tables, bar graphs, line graphs, and pie charts. FlexView data is searchable and sortable. For example, an administrator can use a FlexView to quickly determine the top instances of ports with sustained load over 30% across all networked devices.
Basic Policy Management
Basic Policy Management allows users to view and configure port default policy for network attached devices. Use Basic Policy Management to view information about each port login session, including authentication type and authenticated user role.
Compass is an endpoint and user search tool that allows the user to quickly locate information pertaining to an individual network user or group of users across the integrated wired and wireless network. It provides searches by user name, switch authentication, physical location, MAC address, IP address, IP Subnet, and other parameters.
NMS Console includes a set of VLAN management tools to simplify the system-wide deployment of VLAN configuration and monitoring capabilities. Using these tools a user can easily create VLAN configuration parameters which may be deployed automatically to multiple devices or to groups of ports.
Alarms and events
The alarms/events interface reports alarm and event information from managed devices. This information may be archived, exported, filtered, or searched. NMS Console includes a configuration tool to trigger email or other notifications based on predefined alarm conditions.
Ease of installationProduct Highlights
All NMS client-server applications are installed in a single step and the license key automatically determines which features are enabled. Product upgrades to add additional functionality are fast and straightforward.
- Transform complex network data into business-centric, actionable information
- Centralize and simplify the definition, management, and enforcement of policies such as guest access
- Efficiently address regulatory compliance requirements
- Reduce IT administrative effort with the automation of routine tasks and Web-based dashboard
- Streamline management with the integration of wired and wireless networks
- Troubleshoot with the convenience of a smart phone or tablet
- Integrate with enterprise management platforms
- Protect corporate data with centralized monitoring, control, and real-time response
- Enhance existing investments in network security
- Preserve LAN/WLAN network integrity with unified policies
- Industry-leading first call resolution rates and customer satisfaction rates
- Personalized services, including site surveys, network design, installation and training