Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) is a Web-based device-management tool for Cisco routers that can improve the productivity of network managers, simplify router deployments, and help troubleshoot complex network and VPN connectivity issues.
Cisco SDM supports a wide range of Cisco IOS Software releases and is available free of charge on Cisco router models from Cisco 830 Series to Cisco 7301. It ships preinstalled on all new Cisco 850 Series, Cisco 870 Series, Cisco 1800 Series, Cisco 2800 Series, and Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers.
Network and security administrators and channel partners can use Cisco SDM for faster and easier deployment of Cisco routers for integrated services such as dynamic routing, WAN access, WLAN, firewall, VPN, SSL VPN, IPS, and QoS.
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
Cisco customers can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their Cisco routers by relying on Cisco SDM-generated configurations already approved by the Cisco TAC. Configuration checks built into Cisco SDM reduce errors. SDM also helps customers avoid potential network issues by proactively monitoring router performance statistics, system logs, and firewall logs in real time.
Cisco SDM offers smart wizards and advanced configuration support for LAN and WAN interfaces, Network Address Translation (NAT), stateful and application firewall policy, IPS, IPSecVPN, QoS, and NAC policy features. The firewall wizard allows a single-step deployment of high, medium, or low firewall policy settings. Cisco SDM also offers a one-click router lockdown and an innovative security auditing capability to check and recommend changes to router configuration based on ICSA Labs and Cisco TAC recommendations.
Cisco SDM is a valuable productivity-enhancing tool for businesses and channel partners and allows them to implement router security and network configurations with reduced cost and increased confidence and ease.