With the increasing amount of equipment in today's SMB networks, the SMB Management of Information Systems (MIS) needs a simple method of controlling the associated hardware and activities. In addition to built-in Web GUIs or standard SNMP tools, ZyXEL offers Vantage CNM , a brand new Centralized Network Management tool, for quickly and conveniently installing or managing a distributed network.
With the Vantage CNM GUI, the MIS can see all account, device, and configuration information in one hierarchical page.
Device Status Monitoring
Vantage CNM can show the status of all managed devices on a network. The displayed information includes ON/OFF status and the device type.
One-to-Many Firmware Upgrade Management
The MIS can simultaneously load the same firmware to multiple selected devices or all devices at one moment. This minimizes the required manpower and eliminates the necessity of having to upgrade device firmware one by one.
One-click VPN establishment
ZyXEL's CNM management tool offers one-click establishment of VPN tunnels. This feature simplifies the process of initiating a VPN tunnel and helps eliminate complicated, detailed VPN settings. Network administrators may simply connect two points with a line as shown on the GUI, and a VPN tunnel is instantly established.
Alerts and Reports
Having detailed information available to network administrators enhances network management. The ZyXEL CNM management tool can generate detailed analysis reports as well as monitoring and management reports. The alert mechanism further improves management by also supplying attack and system error information.
Supporting Security and ADSL solutions
The current Vantage CNM supports the management of ZyXEL's ZyWALL security appliances and Prestige all-in-one ADSL gateway products.