An enterprise network is an enterprise’s infrastructure support. It helps connect computers and link devices across departments and workgroup networks, facilitating insight and data accessibility. An enterprise network reduces communication protocols. It facilitates system and device interoperability. It improves internal and external enterprise data management.
The key purpose of configuration management is to provide you a quick replacement and a functional piece of networking equipment after a failure.
Enterprise network configuration is the process of setting a network’s controls, flow, and operation. It supports the network communication of an organization. It is a term that incorporates multiple configuration and setup processes on network hardware, software, and other supporting devices and components.
Network configuration allows a system manager to set up a network to meet communication objectives. Here are the following tasks this process involves:
- Router configuration:
It specifies the correct IP addresses and route settings.
- Host configuration:
A network connection is set up on a host computer by logging the default network settings, such as IP address, network name and ID/password, proxy, to enable network connection and communication.
- Software configuration:
Various network-based software, like an intrusion detection system (IDS), is acceptable access and provided with suitable credentials to monitor network traffic.
Moreover, the enterprise network configuration includes network sharing, software installation, and firewall configuration.
The network configuration manager’s enterprise edition is constructed to fulfill the requirements of large businesses by improving scalability and establishing central control over devices in multiple locations.
Here are some advantages of a network configuration manager’s enterprise edition listed below:
- Scalability and remote access:
With the Enterprise Edition, you have the choice to have various probes (any program, request, or transaction, done to get data about a network’s state) in similar or different locations. Multiple probes in the same location will assist you in managing configurations perfectly for several devices. You can also manage configurations of probes remotely in various geographical locations from central.
- Centralized distribution of configlets and device templates:
In the Enterprise Edition, the addition of configlets and device templates to a central database will immediately be distributed to all linked probes. After added from a probe, they will be delivered to a central database and then spread to all other probes.
- Distributed user management:
Every user added to the central database will be dispersed to all probes. The management can set probes scope for users, which will define which probes the users can access.
- Centralized dashboard:
You can visualize the network device position across all locations or precise probes from a single dashboard.
- Secure communication:
An extremely secure communication station is established between the central and the remote probe servers through XML over the HTTPS⁄ HTTP connection.
- Data integrity:
Local data storage avoids the consequences that arise from data loss every time there is a loss of communication between central and probe.
- Easy upgrades:
Advancements made to the center are directly distributed across all probes. The probes are also enabled with all features in the professional edition of the network configuration manager.