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Agent or Manager?

Do you need an Agent or a Manager? An agent is a software process that responds to queries using the Simple Network Management Protocol to provide status and statistics about a network node. A manager is an application that manages SNMP agents on a network by issuing requests, getting responses, and listening for and processing agent-issued traps.

If you need to manage agents across a network, then view the Manager products page. If you need to create or edit agents, please refer to the Agent products page.

Manager Solutions

SNMP Research offers the following products for creating, using, and editing managers:

SNMP Security Analyzer™ assists in the deployment and administration of SNMPv3 by extensively testing SNMP agents to look for misconfiguations that may prevent SNMPv3 communication, misconfigurations that weaken SNMP security, and known SNMPv3 security vulnerabilities. Once the analysis is complete, the Security Analyzer automatically generates reports that identify and prioritize the discovered issues.

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Distributed SNMP Security Pack™ (DSSP) is an SNMPv3 plug-in for SNMP manager devices that only support historic SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c. DSSP is composed of two products: DSSP Server and DSSP Remote Forwarder. Using these products, "vintage" managers can use the current standard, SNMPv3 with security and administration. Using both DSSP Server and the DSSP Remote Forwarder, administrators can support SNMP-based management spanning firewalls.

Bilingual Request and Security Subsystem (BRASS™) allows one or many management applications to access a single, shared SNMP stack and security database. BRASS optimizes the management station platform by providing full SNMP functionality, management application extensibility, SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 support, and simplified security configuration. BRASS also allows for efficient memory usage when there are multiple management applications. A Management Application Development Kit is also available for C-language applications or Java™-language applications.

The Asynchronous Request Library (ARL) provides an API for building SNMP manager applications or for integrating SNMP manager capabilities into an existing application. The ARL makes it easy to write manager applications that take advantage of the SNMP management framework without requiring the developer to have SNMP expertise or programming capabilities.

EnterPol®, a member of the SecureIntelligence® family, offers policy-based tools for seamless management of networks, systems, applications, and services. EnterPol's collection of programs, processes, databases, and Java applications forms a foundation for cooperating management applications. EnterPol is a standards-based product that implements the Internet Standard Management Framework (IETF) based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3, and uses many standard Management Information Base (MIB) modules.

SNMPv3 Configuration Wizard™ is a stand-alone Java application that guides the user through each step of configuring SNMPv3 security, including: establishment of a secure connection for initial configuration, addition of new users, configuration of pass phrases, set-up of fine-grained access control policies, and definition of notification destinations (SNMP-based managers).

DR-Web™ Manager brings SNMP management to the Web, making it possible to talk to any SNMP agent using a Web browser. By bringing SNMP-based management into widely available and popular Web browsers, DR-Web Manager enables the Web browser to access SNMP-based management information within any available SNMP agent without modifications to either the browser or the SNMP agents. Web pages that retrieve and display customized sets of management data can be created using HTML editors. Managers can use the familiar Web interface to read from and write information to any accessible SNMP agent.

MIBGuide™ is a comprehensive toolset to design and develop multi-protocol accessible agents using a graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE). MIBGuide/Lite includes the easy-to-use MIBGuide Editor for creating MIB documents.

The (D)TLS Option is available to license Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) support with SNMP managers. Transport Layer Security is the next generation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and has been added to the SNMPv3 architecture.

The FIPS 140-2 Option embeds a FIPS 140-2 validated OpenSSL cryptographic module into the BRASS code. The validated OpenSSL FIPS 140-2 module provides the cryptographic services in the BRASS Server by replacing the standard cryptographic code available in BRASS.