Direct TELNET & SSH connections launched to the devices from Network Configuration Manager GUI can be recorded, archived and played back to support forensic audits and let enterprises monitor all actions performed by users. Session recording caters to the audit and compliance requirements of organizations that mandate proactive monitoring of activities. Administrators can readily answer questions regarding the ‘who,’ ‘what’ and ‘when’ of access to device configurations.
Network Configuration Manager employs first-in-class, browser-based remote login mechanism for the session recording process. From any HTML5-compatible browser, users can launch highly secure, reliable and completely emulated Telnet and SSH sessions with a single click, without the need for additional plug-in or agent software. Remote connections are tunneled through the Network Configuration Manager server, requiring no direct connectivity between the user device and remote host. In addition to superior reliability, the tunneled connectivity provides extreme security as passwords needed to establish remote sessions do not need to be available at the user’s browser. The session recording capability is an extension of the robust remote login mechanism.
Network Configuration Manager comes bundled with SSH and Telnet session gateways. This allows the users to launch remote terminal sessions from their browser that are tunneled through the Network Configuration Manager server. The remote terminal sessions are emulated in the browser screen itself and hence there is no need for installing any plug-in or agent in any end-points. The only requirement is the browser should be HTML 5 compatible (For example IE 9 or above, FF 3.5 or above, Safari 4 or above, Chrome).
There is no setting to enable session recording specifically. Whenever a user launches a TELNET/SSH connection from device details page, the activities get recorded.
The recorded sessions are available for view under "Reports" >> "Network Reports" >> "Device Audit" page. Under "Operation Performed" column, you will see the type of Recorded Sessions - TELNET Session or SSH. Just click the link to view the recorded session.