Cisco Security Manager

Centralized Management of Cisco Security Solutions

Cisco Security Manager helps to enable consistent policy enforcement and rapid troubleshooting of security events, offering summarized reports across the security deployment. Using its centralized interface, organizations can scale efficiently and manage a wide range of Cisco security devices with improved visibility.

Learn about this centralized and comprehensive solution for managing your Cisco security solutions. (3:11 min)

    Features and Capabilities

    Cisco Security Manager provides a comprehensive management solution for:

    Benefits include:

    Policy and Object Management

    • Helps enable reuse of security rules and objects
    • Facilitates process compliance and error-free deployments
    • Improves ability to monitor security threats

    Event Management

    • Supports syslog messages created by Cisco security devices
    • Facilitates viewing of real-time and historical events
    • Provides rapid navigation from events to source policies
    • Includes pre-bundled and customizable views for firewall, intelligent protection switching (intrusion prevention systems), and VPN

    Reporting and Troubleshooting

    • Provides system and custom reports
    • Offers export and scheduled email delivery of reports in CSV or PDF format
    • Provides advanced troubleshooting with tools such as ping, traceroute, and packet tracer

    Image Management

    • Provides direct, simplified upgrade of firewall software images using an intuitive wizard
    • Offers scheduling of image upgrade jobs during network maintenance windows
    • Imports images from the Cisco online software website or from a local file system
    • Provides automated updates that can be performed on each firewall individually or run in groups

    Health and Performance Monitoring (HPM)

    • Adds visibility around health and performance of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (intrusion prevention systems), and VPNs.
    • Offers ability to set thresholds on various parameters
    • Provides alerts when predefined thresholds are reached

    API Access

    • Shares information with other essential network services such as compliance and advanced security analysis systems
    • Provides direct access to data from any security device managed by Cisco Security Manager using external firewall compliance systems
    • Is compatible with various security compliance vendors such as Tufin, Algosec, and Skybox

    Other functionalities

    • Provides insight into Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos) recommendations
    • Helps administrators fine-tune their environments prior to deploying signature updates

    For information on security management software to manage smaller, simpler deployments and email and web security devices, see the Network Security Management page.

    Specifications at a Glance

    • Reuse of security rules and objects to monitor security threats and minimize potential errors
    • Integrated end-to-end tools to facilitate consistent policy enforcement and rapid troubleshooting
    • Consolidated event management to help enable viewing of real-time and historical events
    • Insight into Talos guidance

    Product Support Services

    Cisco's Services can help you increase operational efficiency, lower support costs, and improve availability risk management.

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