SolarWinds Upgrades Network Configuration Manager
By automatically receiving updated security alerts from the National Vulnerability Database, NCM identifies risks to network reliability and security.SolarWinds announced enhancements to its Network Configuration Manager (NCM), a network device configuration and change management product for Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, and Brocade routers and switches. The latest version makes it possible to demonstrate security compliance by automatically performing vulnerability scanning on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance- and Internetwork Operating System--based devices using Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) published by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The NCM platform also provides automated remediation options and compliance reports for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Federal Information Security Management Act and for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). "Just about any company can benefit from NCM’s ability to help more effectively manage change, implement policy-based and standardized configuration practices and maintain and demonstrate compliance with required configuration standards and policies," Nikki Jennings, group vice president of products and markets for SolarWinds, told eWeek. "With that said, there are three use cases that really stand out in my mind: first, companies with a growing or fast changing network infrastructure; second, companies who have adopted an IT governance framework; and finally, companies who have regulatory compliance obligations."
By automatically receiving updated security alerts from the NVD, NCM now helps identify risks to network reliability and security by detecting potential vulnerabilities.