USING ZONERANGER TO MANAGE DEVICES IN A CISCOWORKS ENVIRONMENT
The network operations team uses CiscoWorks to manage the device inventory and equipment configuration files. Although this is straightforward within the enterprise, unsecured networks such as DMZs can be problematic due to restrictive security policies and procedures.
SYSLOG FOR HIPAA AND SOX
Many of the recent legislative standards (HIPAA, SOX, etc) being forced upon network operations attempt, at least in theory, to make their environment easier to maintain and control. Unfortunately sometimes these requirements actually make things more difficult because of the limitations in some networking components and protocols.
ZONERANGER ALLOWS NMS TO REACH INTO DMZ OVER SINGLE TCP PORT
Extending an NMS (UniCenter®, Spectrum®, Tivoli/TEC®, Open/NMS® , etc.) into a firewall partitioned network is possible but not trivial. Opening ports in the firewall to pass the needed network management protocols (ICMP/ping, SNMP, SNMPTRAP, telnet, syslog) is not acceptable…