SSH Tectia Manager is a separate product that offers centralized management and powerful reporting capabilities for the SSH Tectia client/server solution. Hosts running SSH Tectia Client, ConnectSecure or Server can be placed under control of SSH Tectia Manager, and then the SSH Tectia software can be installed, upgraded, configured and monitored in a centralized manner from the Management Server without any end-user intervention. Security reports can be produced for example for compliance audits.
SSH Tectia Manager enables effective security management of large and heterogenous environments as it provides a centralized repository and distribution point of SSH Tectia software and policy configuration. This way the amount of time and manual work required by the maintenance operations can be minimized, which reduces the total cost of ownership of the environment.
SSH Tectia Manager consists of Management Server, where the configurations and host data are stored, and Management Agents that are installed on the remote hosts and report all relevant SSH Tectia data from the hosts to the Management Server.
- Centralized SSH Tectia Deployment and Upgrades
Centralized mass deployment of SSH Tectia software components and upgrades dramatically reduces the time and resources required by environment maintenance tasks and minimizes costly system downtime. Fast multi-platform deployment ensures consistency of security software running throughout the environment.
- Centralized SSH Tectia Configuration Management
An intuitive administration GUI simplifies the intricacies of security configuration settings and configuration file syntax. Fast multi-platform distribution throughout the environment enables fast deployment of policy changes and minimizes service downtime. Enforced security setting consistency ensures a high level of security throughout the organization.
- Centralized Server Host Public Key Distribution and Server Host Certificate Management
SSH Tectia Manager provides automated centralized distribution of SSH Tectia Server host keys, removing unnecessary "host key changed" alerts, and enabling the user to distinguish real security threats. Server host keys are now kept up-to-date throughout the entire environment and transparent authentication is ensured also for the first connection to a server.
For large and dynamic environments, the built-in certification authority functionality provides further scalability for host authentication management. Centralized deployment of PKI settings further reduces management costs also when external PKI is in use.
- Centralized SSH Tectia Server Log Gathering and Viewing
Centralized SSH Tectia Server log gathering provides a comprehensive view into the SSH Tectia environment. Flexible filtering enables tracking of details such as unsuccessful login attempts, enabling fast reaction to anomalies and error situations.
- Environment Status Monitoring, Auditing And Reporting
SSH Tectia Manager provides tools for monitoring the status of the environment, for example the deployed SSH Tectia versions. In addition, administrators can run reports to prove to auditors that the security software is operational according to the corporate security policy.
SSH Tectia Manager is described in SSH Tectia Manager Product Description.