SNMP Research International, Inc.

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Additional Information

Click a link below for additional information about DSSP Remote Forwarder and DSSP Server.

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DSSP Remote Forwarder

DSSP Remote Forwarder is a solution for network managers to provide support for SNMP-based management spanning firewalls. It is an extension created originally for the Distributed SNMP Security Pack (DSSP), but it can be used with any SNMP management application built using SNMP Research's BRASS technology (Bilingual Request and Security Subsystem).


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.

Using DSSP Remote Forwarder, SNMP requests can be carried over TCP with Secure Socket Layer through a firewall to a DSSP Server or BRASS Server. The DSSP Remote Forwarder then sends the request to the SNMP agent's port. DSSP also gives firewall administrators the ability to perform filtering on source and destination port numbers as well as addresses.

DSSP Remote Forwarder System Architecture

Multiple DSSP Remote Forwarders can communicate with one DSSP Server.

DSSP System Architecture showing DSSP Server and Remote Forwarder

Operating Systems

DSSP Remote Forwarder is available on the following platforms:

If a particular system is not listed, please contact Sales. We are happy to work with customers to port our products to new systems.

Please note: When a product is licensed, the product will support one platform of your choosing. If you need a product to run on two or more platforms, then a separate license must be acquired for each platform.

Sales Inquiries

For more information, please call +1 865 579-3311, or send email to You can also fill out a Sales Query and one of our sales people will respond to your request quickly.

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