Understanding the key features
Do team members using the asset have valid credentials? OMS determines clearance levels for users accessing the network via an internal list or using third-party integration with technologies like RADIUS, Active Directory, TACACS+, and LDAP.
Who has permission to carry out which requested actions? Actions include: probe connections, capture initiation, and more. OMS defines role-based permissions and group policies, helping you lock down security.
Know how users access resources: What if someone connects to Observer GigaStor probe, begins a capture, and uses a filter looking for "confidential.doc"? OMS logs the user name, IP address, probe connection, and complete activity history.
Standardize asset versions across the enterprise. OMS version control functionality upgrades and downgrades any probe or analyzer as needed or desired. And when new versions that require license changes are released, these can be distributed via OMS, automating the entire upgrade process.
OMS also provides options if you want to control the upgrade schedule, like choosing to upgrade only major releases. OMS centralized licensing allows you to:
Grant licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis
Quickly and efficiently authorize multiple Observer products
Manage multiple types of licenses such as Observer Expert, Observer Suite, and software or hardware probes
Protects analysis tools against connection failures. With redundant OMS in place, real-time analysis and distributed visibility continue even if the primary OMS becomes unavailable. With this option, analyzer and probe communication is secure and uninterrupted.
Offers a centralized repository of tools like filters, commonly used by administrators to ensure only relevant data is displayed or collected – ultimately speeding troubleshooting and analysis. Our technology ensures secure OMS-probe communication by encrypting all data sent across the network. It also provides integrated multi-vendor support for centralized hardware security modules (HSMs), securely managing SSL keys for encryption analysis, reinforcing compliance initiatives.
With OMS, it's easy to share filter libraries between probes and across the network with other users. Upload or download filter lists to or from OMS as often as needed.
Share your organization's application definitions database among analyzers and probes. This benefits your enterprise because key solutions configurations are centralized and shared for standardization and control – creating enterprise-wide network consistency.