Positioning Management Clients

The Management Client provides an interface for managing and monitoring the entire system.

With access to the Management Server and Log Servers, Management Clients can be used anywhere for:
  • System administration
  • Log and alert browsing
The Firewall/VPN and IPS engines are managed through the Management Server, so the Management Client never connects directly to the engines.

The Management Clients can be installed locally or started through Java Web Start. The difference between the installations is that locally installed clients are upgraded locally and individually. The Web Start installation is updated centrally and the individual Management Client installations are automatically upgraded. Also, local installations are possible only on supported Security Management Center platforms. Running the Web Start version is also possible on other platforms that have the required version of Java runtime environment (JRE) installed.