Chennai, India, March 01, 2015: ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced the latest versions of NetFlow Analyzer, its real-time bandwidth and security analysis software, and Network Configuration Manager, its network change and configuration management (NCCM) solution. Available immediately, both products pack important features that help enterprises improve their network efficiency and security.
NetFlow Analyzer gains traffic shaping to ensure critical apps are served on priority, device discovery and one-click flow export to add devices from the web GUI itself, e-mail and SMS notifications for DoS attacks.
DeviceExpert has been renamed as Network Configuration Manager and adds reports that help service providers who deal with customer card data to comply with PCI DSS 3.0 requirements. It also includes a configuration review feature.
Traffic Shaping with NetFlow Analyzer
“The combination of BYOD with HD games, videos and movies is a perfect recipe for the death of the network,” said Dev Anand, Director of Product Management at ManageEngine. “Network managers have to prioritize and differentiate traffic for critical, business-enabling apps such as CRM and video conferencing and ensure those apps take precedence over apps for leisure. This calls for an integrated approach to monitoring your traffic as well as shaping it with policies on the fly with a solution like NetFlow Analyzer.”
The latest version of NetFlow Analyzer shapes network traffic by reconfiguring the bandwidth allocated to various apps via CBQoS and access control list (ACL). Now, admins can not only monitor the traffic trends but also configure a guaranteed percentage of bandwidth to critical apps and serve them on a priority basis.
NetFlow Analyzer now also lets users discover routers and switches and configure them to export flows from the web console, in just a single click. Alerts via email and SMS have been added for notifying users about attacks in real time.
PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance with Network Configuration Manager
Networks can power millions of financial transactions per hour that happen worldwide, and PCI DSS mandates organizations to secure such networks and safeguard the transactions and cardholder data.
“Being compliant with PCI DSS starts with changing vendor-set usernames and passwords and includes periodically auditing network configurations,” said Anand. “The toughest part of PCI DSS is adhering to all the relevant clauses mentioned in it. Network admins need various reports to demonstrate PCI DSS compliance, and we have made that reporting easy and simple with Network Configuration Manager.”
The latest version of Network Configuration Manager meets the points mentioned in requirements 1 and 2 of PCI DSS 3.0. Requirement 1 calls for installing and maintaining a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data. Requirement 2 indicates not to use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
Network Configuration Manager now includes reports that help network admins identify which machines still operate with vendor-supplied usernames and passwords. The latest version also includes a review feature that helps admins add reviewers and review the configurations periodically.
Pricing and Availability
NetFlow Analyzer version 11 is available immediately for download at http://www.manageengine.com/netflow/download.html; pricing starts at $3,750 USD for 50 interfaces. Network Configuration Manager version 11 starts at $1,195 USD for 25 devices and is available immediately for download at http://www.manageengine.com/device-expert/download.html. Fully functional, 30-day trial versions of both products are also available for download.