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Introduction - Firewall Analyzer Distributed Edition Admin Server


An enterprise spread across geography finds it difficult to manage the Firewalls in different branch office locations. To simplify this task Firewall Analyzer provides Distributed Edition. This edition employs distributed model.

What is Firewall Analyzer Distributed Edition?

Firewall Analyzer Distributed Edition is a distributed setup of Firewall Analyzers. It consists of one Admin server and N number of Collector servers. The Collector servers are installed at different geographical locations (one per LAN environment) and connected to the Admin server. This allows the network administrators to access the details of the Firewalls at different remote locations in a central place. All the reports, alerts and other Firewall information can be accessed through one single console. The administrator of large enterprises with various branch locations through out the globe stand benefited with this edition. For Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) it is a boon. They can monitor the Collector server installed at different customer places from one point.

 

Distributed Edition - Architechture

 

Firewall Analyzer Distributed Edition addresses requirements like the following:

  • Aggregated Firewall log management of whole enterprise in different physical locations.
  • Scalable architecture supporting 100s of Firewalls.
  • Centralized monitoring using single console view.
  • Secured communication using HTTPS.
  • Exclusive segmented and secured view for various customers of MSSP.

This User Guide will help you install Firewall Analyzer distributed set up, and get familiar with the Firewall Analyzer Admin server user interface. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for in this document, please let us know at fwanalyzer-support@manageengine.com

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