CimTrak for Cisco IOS

What We Monitor

Cisco IOS is the operating system that runs on Cisco routers. In addition to directing network traffic between networks, routers often perform certain security functions as well. The behavior and functionality of the router is determined by the configuration stored at the router.

CimTrak for Network Devices monitors the device configuration for changes, logs the changes, and then notifies the responsible parties of them.

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How CimTrak for Cisco IOS Works

When CimTrak locks a Cisco IOS device for monitoring, it reads both the startup configuration and the running configuration of the device. It calculates a digital signature for each of the configurations, and stores them in CimTrak’s master repository along with a copy of the configurations. At user configured intervals, CimTrak reads the contents of both configurations, calculates the digital signature of each, and compares them to the signatures stored in CimTrak’s master repository.

When CimTrak detects a change in either configuration, that configuration and its digital signature is then stored in the master repository. The master repository then logs the detected change and sends notifications to the configured emails and/or configured Syslog services and/or SNMP services 

 

 

Benefits of using CimTrak for Cisco IOS

CimTrak detects any change to the Cisco IOS device’s running configuration.

  • When changes are detected, CimTrak for Network Devices can be used to compare the device’s configuration to its previous configuration, and restore a previous configuration when necessary.
  • CimTrak for Network Devices can detect any change to the Cisco IOS device’s startup configuration, log the activity, and notify the responsible parties by e-mail, Syslog or SNMP
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