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SNMP Research Provides Plug-In Support for Secure SNMP-Based Management Spanning Firewalls

Knoxville, TN, March 3, 2005 - SNMP Research announces Distributed SNMP Security Pack™, a solution for network managers to provide support for SNMP-based management spanning firewalls.

Distributed SNMP Security Pack (DSSP) makes SNMPv3 easy to configure and use. Most importantly, DSSP enables smooth coexistence and transition from SNMPv1, preserving that vast investment in SNMP-based management. DSSP is an SNMPv3 plug-in for SNMP manager devices that only support historic SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c. DSSP allows these "vintage" managers to use the current standard, SNMPv3 with security and administration. DSSP also provides administrators with a solution to support SNMP-based management spanning firewalls.

Many network operators no longer permit SNMP traffic through their packet-filtering firewalls for several reasons. Some include

For these reasons, network administrators tend to block all UDP traffic at firewalls. So, network managers have experienced problems when trying to manage a multisite network, or even a local network that spans routers.

Distributed SNMP Security Pack adds management through firewalls enhancing the successful SNMP Security Pack. Previously, SNMP Security Pack was an SNMPv3 plug-in for SNMP Managers that only support SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c. DSSP works by allowing SNMP requests to be carried over a TCP or SSL connection to a remote forwarder. The remote forwarder then forwards the request to the SNMP agent as a traditional SNMP packet. Distributed SNMP Security Pack also gives firewall administrators the ability to perform filtering on source and destination port number as well as on source and destination address.

DSSP is a critical instrument for a company's network management solution: a plug-in that enables the use of SNMPv3 with security adding authentication, authorization, access control, data integrity, key management, and encryption options to network management software such as Concord's Spectrum ® and eHealth Suite, HP OpenView Network Node Manager, and IBM® Tivoli® NetView®.

Visit for more information about Distributed SNMP Security Pack, an SNMPv3 plug-in that provides support for SNMP-based management spanning firewalls.

About SNMP Research

SNMP Research creates, licenses, and supports software for the management of computer networks, systems, applications, and services. Our objective is to help companies deploy standards-based management with shorter time-to-market, lower costs, better fidelity to standards, and interoperability with less risk. We are a leader in the definition and success of the Internet Standard Management Framework because our dedicated staff works to constantly improve and support SNMP-based management and services.

We provide innovative solutions for extensible agent, manager station, and mid-level manager implementations based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, HTTP, XML, and other protocols. Our end-user software provides wizards and policy-based configuration to ease network administration. SNMP Research provides products and services worldwide to end-users, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), value-added resellers, and embedded systems suppliers.


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eHealth is a trademark and SPECTRUM is a registered trademark of Concord Communications, Inc.
HP, OpenView, and Network Node Manager are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard.
IBM, Tivoli and NetView are registered trademarks of International Business Machines, Inc.