Global Management System

The Dell™ SonicWALL™ Global Management System (GMS) provides organizations, distributed enterprises and service providers with a powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy Dell SonicWALL firewall, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions. Flexibly deployed as software, hardware, or a virtual appliance, Dell SonicWALL GMS offers centralized real-time monitoring, and comprehensive policy and compliance reporting. For enterprise customers, Dell SonicWALL GMS streamlines security policy management and appliance deployment, minimizing administration overhead. Service Providers can use GMS to simplify the security management of multiple clients and create additional revenue opportunities. For added redundancy and scalability, GMS can be deployed in a cluster configuration.

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Demo on Demand: Global Management System (GMS)

Centralized security and network management.

Dell SonicWALL GMS gives administrators the integrated tools to deploy, manage and monitor all security policies and services throughout a large-scale, multiple policy enterprise or service provider environment.

Easy firewall policy management.

Administrators can set policies for thousands of Dell SonicWALL firewalls, anti-spam, Continuous Data Protection backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions from a central location. Administrators can also use GMS to simplify the enablement of VPN connectivity and consolidate thousands of security policies.

Universal dashboard.

The universal dashboard features customizable widgets, geographic maps and user-centric reporting

Real-time alerts.

Active-device monitoring and alerting provides real-time alert capabilities to facilitate troubleshooting efforts, allowing administrators to take preventative action and deliver immediate remediation.

Centralized logging.

A central location for logging consolidates security events and logs for thousands of appliances, providing a single point to conduct network forensics.

Offline management.

Easily schedule and deploy configuration changes and/or firmware updates on managed Dell SonicWALL appliances to minimize service disruptions.

Streamlined license management.

A single unified console simplifies the management of security and support for Dell SonicWALL license subscriptions.

SNMP support.

Powerful, real-time traps for Dell SonicWALL TCP/IP and SNMP-devices and applications greatly enhance troubleshooting efforts to pinpoint and respond to critical network events.

Rich integrations options.

Take advantage of an application programming interface (API) for web services, CLI support for the majority of functions, and SNMP trap support for both service providers and enterprises.

Real-time and historic reporting.

A revolutionary enhancement to support next-generation Syslog reporting streamlines the time-consuming summarization process, allowing for near real-time reporting on incoming Syslog messages providing the ability to extensively drill down into data and customize reports.

Cross-platform network security monitoring, analytics and reporting.

Extensive cross-platform reporting capabilities include support for numerous Dell SonicWALL products, including firewalls, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access platforms.

Intelligent reporting and activity visualization.

Gain greater insight into usage trends and security events through comprehensive management and graphical reports that also deliver a cohesive branding for service providers.

Flexible deployment options.

Dell SonicWALL GMS can be flexibly deployed as a software application on a third party Windows® server (leveraging existing infrastructure), as a Dell SonicWALL E-Class Universal Management Appliance EM5000 (leveraging a hardened high-performance appliance), or as a Dell SonicWALL GMS Virtual Appliance in a VMware® environment (further leveraging shared computing resources to optimize server utilization, ease migration and reduce capital costs).

GMS Mobile.

GMS Mobile, an application for the Apple iPhone platform allows administrators on the go to remotely log into the GMS system to see all the devices under management, check device status, and review GMS alerts as they come in.

GMS Mobile is currently available as a free beta application in the Apple iTunes Store.