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Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager
Network and Security Management (NSM)

Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager
Juniper Networks Products
Network and Security Manager Software
Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager Software Only Base System with license - up to 25 devices
#NS-SM-S-BSE
List Price: $6,900.00
Our Price: $5,554.00

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Network and Security Manager Overview:

Network and Security Manager provides unparalleled capability for device and security policy configuration, comprehensive monitoring, reporting tools, and tools for investigating potential security threats in your network.

Juniper Networks NSM Central Manager (NSM CM) appliance enables scalable large scale deployments and the ability to do global policy enforcement via a hierarchical distribution of NSMXpress and NSM Central Manager.

Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager (NSM) is a unified device management solution for Juniper’s network infrastructure of routing, switching and security devices. The Network and Security Manager provides centralized, end-to-end device lifecycle management, granular policy configuration and comprehensive monitoring, reporting and investigative tools to enable you to improve IT management and cost efficiencies and to maximize the security of your network. The Network and Security Manager is highly scalable. Enterprise customers can leverage NSM globally to scale from branch to data center, and Service Providers can use it for carrierclass deployments.

Juniper Networks® Network and Security Manager (NSM) takes a new approach to network and security management by providing IT departments with an easy-to-use solution that controls all aspects of Juniper Networks routing, switching, firewall/VPN, and intrusion detection and prevention devices, including device configuration, network settings, and security policy management. Unlike solutions that require the use of multiple management tools to control a single device, Network and Security Manager not only enables IT departments to control the entire device life cycle with a single centralized solution, but also provides visibility with a complete set of investigative and reporting tools. Using NSM, device technicians, network administrators, and security administrators can work together to improve management efficiency and security, reduce overhead, and lower network operating costs.

Network and Security Manager (NSM) is highly scalable and flexible. Enterprise customers can leverage NSM globally to scale from branch to data center, and service providers can use this network security management solution for carrier-class deployments. NSM can be deployed as software on a server or as dedicated appliances to scale large enterprise and service provider environments.

Network and Security Manager (NSM)

Juniper Network and Security Manager (NSM) software provides an easy-to-use solution that controls all aspects of Juniper Networks routing, switching, firewall/VPN, and intrusion detection and prevention devices, including device configuration, network settings, and security and policy management.

Network and Security Manager (NSM) Central Manager Network and Security Manager (NSM) Central Manager
Network and Security Manager (NSM) Central Manager is a Web UI-based appliance that enables large-scale NSM deployment and global policy enforcement. Administrators can use this network performance management system to create a centralized set of corporate network and IT security policies across regional servers and apply them across the entire network.
NSMXpress NSMXpress
NSMXpress is a Web-based appliance version of Network Security Manager (NSM) that is easy to install, maintain, and support. Includes full functionality with hardened OS optimized for network security and network performance management.

Features & Benefits:

Application Application Description Benefits
Device configuration management Centralized interface to quickly and easily deploy one or more devices provides a similar, intuitive interface across all device types and versions, along with complete support for all device features. Device templates enable administrators to define and maintain commonly used configurations in one place. Centralized configuration interface reduces overall configuration time for large or small network deployments. Templates enforce a common configuration per corporate policy and minimize configuration errors.
Policy management Provides an intuitive, rule-based approach for all device families being managed, with complete view of rule behaviors and options and powerful filtering capabilities. Allows network objects and services to be dragged and dropped directly into the policy rules from within the Policy or Object Manager window. Centralized policy interface allows policy to be shared across one or more devices with built-in intelligence to update correct rule sets based on device type allowing users to quickly and easily deploy policies across the entire network.
VPN management An interface enables administrators to define topologies with just a few clicks. The system automatically creates the required VPN configuration, with an option to fine-tune configuration if required. Simple, accelerated VPN configuration and deployment.
Log and report management High-performance log storage mechanism allows collection and monitoring of detailed historical information on key criteria such as network traffic and security events. Using the complete set of built-in analysis tools, administrators can quickly generate reports for investigative or compliance purposes. Integrated log management and reporting provides visibility by quickly identifying areas of investigation and improves control through direct access of policy management.
Centralized object management Shared Object manager allows central administration of network, service, Network Address Translation (NAT), attack, antivirus/Deep Inspection objects from one interface that can be used by one or more policies. Reduces overall configuration time for large or small network deployments.
Software image management Allows management of different versions of device software from a central location to perform software upgrades on one or more devices. Reduces overall maintenance tasks for large or small networks.
Real-time monitoring Enables administrators to actively monitor the status of large numbers of firewall/VPN and IDP devices, clusters, and VPN tunnels. Ability to view overall status from one centralized location.
User-activity management Object locking allows multiple administrators to safely modify different policies or devices concurrently. Job Manager provides centralized status for all device updates, whether in progress or complete. Audit logs provide a record of configuration changes, supporting central oversight of business policy compliance. Allows multiple administrators to login simultaneously and tracks every action taken thus ensuring business continuity.
Intelligent security updates Juniper’s security team adds coverage for new threats and selects recommended attack signatures. An automatic, scheduled process updates the Network and Security Manager attack object database and new attack object database can be automatically pushed to security devices. Coverage for the latest attacks without the need to spend time on threat analysis. Coverage for new protocols and contexts without service interruption. Time is saved through automation.
Disaster recovery and high availability System provides several methods of disaster recovery:
  • Local backup: Automatically backs up Network and Security Manager database for up to the past 7 days.
     
  • High availability: High availability configuration of Network and Security Manager servers provides automatic database synchronization between the primary and secondary servers with automatic failover to secondary.
Robust management system offers nonstop operation.
Inventory management NSM provides inventory management for all supported devices which includes:
  • Hardware/software
  • Licensing
  • Serial number
  • Ports and network interface cards (NICs)
Allows users to track both hardware and software inventory across their Juniper network and give IT and other decision makers an insight on how their equipment is running.
North Bound Interface (NBI) XML in SOAP/HTTPS Open interface that allows key NSM functions like:
  • List of managed devices
  • Creation, deletion, modification of objects and policies
  • Update and pushes
Allows users to access all key functions of NSM without using the UI. Customers can utilize and leverage their existing infrastructure and build tools that can be easily integrated with NSM’s NBI.
Schema updates Schema driven application that allows users to support updates and new devices quickly. Near Zero day support for new device features without reloading or upgrading NSM.
Version control Global policy version control for NSM security policies. Users can keep track of all the changes made to their security policies with the ability to compare between versions and even roll back to previous working versions if needed.
Template promotion Promote existing device configuration to a master template for quick global consistent distribution of configuration. Allows users to import existing configuration and promote a section or the entire configuration to a master template so that it can share it among all similar devices.

Architecture and Key Components:

Network and Security Manager’s architecture is comprised of a device server, a GUI server, and a UI. To maintain flexibility and performance, all device interaction and log storage is handled by the device server, while all configuration information is placed on the GUI server. Both device and GUI components can reside on the same server where cost and/or simplicity are the primary requirements, or reside on separate servers where performance and deployment flexibility are more important. Independent of the chosen deployment of the device and GUI servers, the UI provides the single point of access for the administrator to all of the information and capabilities of the system.

Network and Security Manager with Central Manager (NSM CM) can manage up to 10 regional NSM servers and solves scalability problems by allowing management for up to 6000 routers, 3000 switches, 6,000 firewall/VPN devices or 2,000 firewall/VPN devices with 100 Juniper Networks IDP Series appliances per regional server. Juniper Networks NSMXpress (NSM appliance) manages up to 100 routers, 150 switches and 500 firewall/VPN devices. Together, these provide an overall solution to scale for large enterprise and service provider environments.

Centralized Policy Management

Network and Security Manager introduces a global policy feature that allows security administrators to create one master policy that can be applied to all regional management servers. This feature allows security administrators to enforce mandatory corporate policies across all devices in the network efficiently and ensures uniform security across the enterprise.

At the regional level, security administrators can create region- or device-specific policy rules. Overall, this hierarchical approach provides flexibility and scalability from a centralized location while leveraging commonalities across infrastructure.

Note:For additional information refer to the NSM Central Manager and the NSMXpress datasheets.

Networks Network and Security Manager Screenshot

Template-Based Configuration

NSM provides a hierarchical, tree-based device configuration window. To streamline the design and deployment process in an IT environment, configuration templates are available that can be used to deploy either full or partial device configurations to one or several Juniper Networks switches. These templates can be newly created or they can use select parts of “golden configurations” that are vetted in a lab environment. IT administrators can also track which switches are associated with each configuration template.

Port Templates

NSM allows easy deployment of port-level configurations to Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches. The templates are based on best practice configurations for the most frequently used roles of Ethernet switch ports. They are well tested in a laboratory environment, thus saving valuable deployment time for network administrators. Network administrators can use one of the standard port templates (desktop, VoIP phone, access point, and so on) and apply them to one or more ports on multiple switches. Furthermore, network administrators can view a list of all ports that have a specific port template configured on them.

Topology-Based Management

Network and Security Manager introduces a topology manager module that allows network administrators to visualize a layer 2 view of the network. The topology view allows hierarchical segmentation based on the sub network, and it shows the layer 2 connections between the sub networks and within each sub network.

The topology view’s zoom in and zoom out capability enables easy screen navigation for viewing the details on various devices in a network. Furthermore, the topology of devices is displayed in a tabular form for detailed information search of a specific device. Network administrators can print or save the tabular and graphical display of the network. They can also search for a device, in the topology view, based on system name, or IP address, or media access control (MAC) address. The topology view provides a tabular listing of not only the endpoints (hosts, etc.) connected to a switch, but also the switch ports that are free in the network.

Visibility and Reporting

Network and Security Manager includes a high-performance log storage mechanism that allows an IT department to collect and monitor detailed historical information on key criteria such as network traffic and security events. Using the complete set of built-in analysis tools, administrators can quickly generate reports for investigative or compliance purposes. For integration into existing tools, logs can be forwarded to a third-party reporting tool or database.

Networks Network and Security Manager Three Screenshots

Logs that are stored within Network and Security Manager can be analyzed in the following ways:

  • Log Viewer allows logs to be viewed in real time. User-defined filters allow an administrator to perform rapid analysis of security status and events.
  • Security Explorer presents an interactive graphical view of the relationships between hosts, networks, services, and attacks.
  • Report Manager provides Top-N predefined reports and allows an administrator to generate, view, and export reports summarizing logs and alarms originating from the managed Juniper devices. For example: Top Destinations for UAC, Top Configuration changes for EX Series Ethernet Switches, Top 20 Attackers for SSG, Top Authorization Failures for SSL, and Top 20 Attacks Prevented for IDP Series. For more in-depth reporting, the Juniper Networks STRM Series Security Threat Response Managers is the recommended solution.
  • Profiler Manager (for IDP Series sensors and integrated security devices) helps administrators view baseline network activity and quickly identifies new hosts and applications.
  • Other tools include a dashboard and Log Investigator.
Networks Network and Security Manager Circle Diagram

Delegation of Administrative Rights

Network and Security Manager allows enterprise IT departments to delegate appropriate levels of administrative access to specific users locally or via RADIUS for a wide range of tasks. Using role-based administration, enterprises can provide or restrict system permissions to different individuals or constituencies within the organization, based on skill set or responsibility.

Role-based administration can be accomplished using the predefined roles within Network and Security Manager or by creating a custom role from more than 100 assignable tasks within the system.

Unified Access Control Management

NSM allows a centralized configuration of all Juniper Networks IC Series Unified Access Control Appliances and L2 enforcement points (EX Series switches) in the managed network. The UAC manager module enables network administrators to not only associate IC Series UAC Appliances and EX Series switches, but also to manage individual switch ports for 802.1X authentication.

Unified Access Control Management

User-Specific Application Visibility

NSM provides a common interface that enables a network administrator to correlate which users are using what applications and display this data in Profiler Manager.

User-Specific Application Visibility

Network Deployment:

Network and Security Manager provides comprehensive device management with centralized security policy management, provisioning, logging and reporting.

Network and Security Manager Diagram

System Requirements:


User Interface

Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0

Management Server (GUI Server and Device Server Combined)

Operating systems supported: Solaris 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0. and 5.0

Performance-Enabling Services and Support

Juniper Networks is the leader in performance-enabling services and support, which are designed to accelerate, extend, and optimize your high-performance network. Our services allow you to bring revenue-generating capabilities online faster so you can realize bigger productivity gains, faster rollouts of new business models and ventures, and greater market reach, while generating higher levels of customer satisfaction. At the same time, Juniper Networks ensures operational excellence by optimizing your network to maintain required levels of performance, reliability, and availability.

Device & Software Support:

Management Server (GUI Server and Device Server combined)
Operating System Support Solaris 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and 5.0
Juniper Networks Firewall / IPsec VPN Device & Software Support
Device Support NetScreen-Hardware Security Client, NetScreen-5XP, NetScreen-5XT, NetScreen-5GT, NetScreen-5GT ADSL, NetScreen-25, NetScreen-50, NetScreen-204, NetScreen-208, SSG 520, SSG 550, NetScreen-500, NetScreen-5200, NetScreen-5400, ISG1000, ISG1000 w/IDP, ISG2000, ISG2000 w/IDP, IDP10, IDP50, IDP75, IDP100, IDP200, IDP250, IDP500, IDP600, IDP800, IDP1000, IDP1100, IDP8200
ScreenOS Support ScreenOS 6.1.0, Screen OS 6.0.0, ScreenOS 5.4.0, ScreenOS 5.3.0, ScreenOS 5.2.0, ScreenOS 5.1.0, ScreenOS 5.0.0, ScreenOS 5.1/5.2/5.3-GPRS
Juniper Networks J Series Device & Software Support
Device Support J2320, J2350, J4350, J6350
SA Support SA 6.3
Juniper Networks EX Series Switches Device & Software Support
Device Support EX3200-24P, EX3200-24T, EX3200-48P, EX3200-48T, EX4200-24F, EX4200-24P, EX4200-24T, EX4200-48P, EX4200-48T
JUNOS Support JUNOS release 9.0, 9.1
Juniper Networks IC Series Device & Software Support
Device Support IC4000, IC4500, IC6000, IC6500
IC Support IC 2.2

NSMXpress Device and Software Support
Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches EX3200 line and EX4200 line
Juniper Networks IC Series Unified Access Control Appliances IC4000, IC4500, IC6000, IC6500
Juniper Networks ISG Series Integrated Security Gateways ISG1000, ISG1000 w/IDP, ISG2000, ISG2000 w/IDP
Juniper Networks IDP Series Intrusion Detection and Prevention Appliances IDP10, IDP50, IDP75, IDP100, IDP200, IDP250, IDP500, IDP600, IDP800, IDP1000, IDP1100, IDP8200
Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers J2320, J2350, J4350, J6350
Juniper Networks NetScreen Series Security Systems Juniper Networks NetScreen-Hardware Security Client (HSC), NetScreen-5GT, NetScreen-5GT ADSL, NetScreen-5XP, NetScreen-5XT, NetScreen-25, NetScreen-50, NetScreen-204, NetScreen-208, NetScreen-500, NetScreen-500 GPRS, NetScreen-5200, NetScreen-5400
Juniper Networks SA Series SSL VPN Appliances SA2000, SA2500, SA4000, SA4000 FIPS, SA4500, SA4500 FIPS, SA6000, SA6000 FIPS, SA6500, SA6500 FIPS
Juniper Networks SSG Series Secure Services Gateways SSG5, SSG20, SSG140, SSG320M, SSG350M, SSG520, SSG520M, SSG550, SSG550M
Juniper Networks JUNOS Software Support JUNOS Software version 9.0 and above
Juniper Networks ScreenOS Support ScreenOS version 5.0.0 and above
IDP Series Support IDP Series version 4.0 and above
Juniper Networks IVE Support SA Series version 6.3 and above
IC Series Support IC Series version 2.2 and above

Pricing Notes:

Juniper Networks Products
Network and Security Manager Software
Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager Software Only Base System with license - up to 25 devices
#NS-SM-S-BSE
List Price: $6,900.00
Our Price: $5,554.00
Network and Security Manager - Upgrade Global PRO
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO for 25 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GP-SM-UP25
List Price: $2,700.00
Our Price: $2,173.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO for 100 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GP-SM-UP100
List Price: $4,600.00
Our Price: $3,703.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO for 200 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GP-SM-UP200
List Price: $6,400.00
Our Price: $5,152.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO for 500 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GP-SM-UP500
List Price: $8,100.00
Our Price: $6,520.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO for 1,000 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GP-SM-UP1000
List Price: $8,800.00
Our Price: $7,084.00
Network and Security Manager - Upgrade Global PRO Express
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO Express for 25 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GPX-SM-UP25
List Price: $2,700.00
Our Price: $2,173.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO Express for 100 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GPX-SM-UP100
List Price: $4,600.00
Our Price: $3,703.00
Juniper Networks Upgrade Global PRO Express for 200 devices to Network and Security Manager
#NS-GPX-SM-UP200
List Price: $6,400.00
Our Price: $5,152.00