SolarWinds Delivers Unprecedented Visibility for Managing Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewalls
SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA is now available as part of the latest versions of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager.
CORK, Ireland, Sept. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced SolarWinds® Network Insight for Cisco® Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Cisco's next-generation firewall technology. SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA provides comprehensive monitoring that provides IT professionals with complete visibility-well beyond hardware health and performance-and management of access control lists (ACLs) within their Cisco ASA environments. SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA is available in the latest versions of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, both part of the SolarWinds Orion® Platform.
"Merely collecting and displaying device statistics does not provide the insight necessary to effectively manage modern network and security devices," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "Devices like Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance have complex states that cannot be understood simply by looking at tables of statistics. Leveraging SolarWinds' deep knowledge of networking, we've created Network Insight for Cisco ASA to visualise the critical functions of this device and make it easier to resolve problems and mitigate threats quickly. Network Insight for Cisco ASA empowers IT pros to deliver secure and reliable connectivity for their business."
"Our ability to troubleshoot IPsec using the new ASA features in NPM 12.2 has given us visibility into metrics for both remote and site-to-site VPN metrics - which have traditionally only been monitored through three or four disparate tools that were difficult to manage or lacked historical data collection and correlation," said Nick Zourdos, network administrator and NPM 12.2 beta user. "Not only has this already shown us how we can directly impact the delivery of key business services, but NPM 12.2 has given the team a whole new monitoring experience and appreciation for that aspect of the job."
SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA
Firewall performance has a direct impact on the delivery of critical business services including site-to-site connectivity. Standard monitoring tools do not provide the needed visibility into key firewall metrics such as VPN tunnel connectivity and failover status and availability. SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA goes beyond basic up/down and provides network administrators with:
- Complete visibility into, and reporting, and alerting for:
- VPN tunnel visibility (LAN-to-LAN)
- High availability and failover status
- Hardware status
- Interface monitoring with critical configuration data such as security level
- Connection count
- ACL Monitoring:
- Filter, search, and view ACLs with the firewall rule browser
- Show relationships with ACLs, context, and objects
- Snapshot, version, compare, and backup ACL configs
- Analyse ACL configs and highlight shadowed, redundant and unused rules
In addition to SolarWinds Network Insight for Cisco ASA, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and Network Configuration Manager also include support for F5® BIG-IP® environments with SolarWinds Network Insight for F5® BIG-IP® and support for additional appliances is expected in future releases.
Also New in SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
- PerfStack Improvements including real-time polling for key metrics and support for additional metrics such as Syslog, UnDP, SNMP Traps, and more
- Support for High Availability multi-subnet deployments and disaster recovery
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor starts at £2,195. Pricing for SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager starts at £2,160. Pricing includes the first year of maintenance. For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.
*Price as of 13 September, 2017. Pricing may vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific to your jurisdiction.
Connect with SolarWinds
For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call +353 21 500 2900.
About the SolarWinds Orion Platform
The Orion platform is a modular and scalable, unified monitoring platform. It allows IT departments to add modules as their needs grow, providing ever richer visibility into their environments. While these modules are sold as individual products, they run on a unified platform, with a single web-based dashboard, centralised management and access control, unified alerting and reporting, and consolidated metrics and data - which enables context-rich dashboards that centralise data from multiple parts of the stack into an application-centric view. The SolarWinds® Orion® Platform is trusted by 425 of the Fortune 500® companies to monitor, visualise, and analyse the performance of networks, applications, systems, and databases on-premises, in a hybrid environment, or in the cloud.
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