To help you address these tough questions, SonicWall is introducing Network Security Manager (NSM), a multi-tenant centralized firewall manager built for the cloud. NSM puts you in command of your firewall operations and lets you see and manage risks across your firewall ecosystem — all from one easy-to-use cloud app.
Built using cloud-native architecture like microservices and containers, NSM can infinitely scale on demand. Combined with NSM’s tenant-level manageability and visibility and its group-based device control, this unlimited scalability allows you to centrally deploy and manage an unlimited number of firewall devices, device groups and tenants while eliminating firewall silos.
NSM also gives you the ability to synchronize and enforce consistent security and policies across on-prem and cloud environments. And with NSM’s user-friendly cloud console, you can do it all from any location, using any browser-enabled device.
NSM gives you the tools to work smarter and take security actions faster with less effort. Workflows are guided by business processes and designed to simplify — and in some cases, automate — tasks to reduce the time and overhead of performing everyday security operations. For example, you can:
- Track all managed firewalls from a single view and take administrative actions — including editing settings; synchronizing firewalls; upgrading software, audit or backup configurations; managing commits; scheduling reports; and more — directly from a unified device table
- Onboard and operationalize hundreds of firewalls, switches and access points remotely through NSM’s significantly enhanced zero-touch deployment
- Deploy configuration changes easily with an intuitive, four-step Commit and Deploy wizard
- Use the REST API service to automate firewall operations — including device group and tenant management, audit configurations, performing system health checks and more — programmatically for any managed SonicWall firewalls.
NSM’s interactive dashboard features real-time monitoring and provides comprehensive reporting and analytics data. This allows security analysts and operators to troubleshoot problems, investigate risks and take smart security policy actions. NSM’s executive dashboard can help guide decision makers with security planning and policy actions, giving C-level executives the tools to better understand current threat activities and monitor company security posture. This data can also be used to determine whether internal security requirements are being met, whether to build risk management into the business strategy, or both.