Managing UserGate appliances | UserGate Management Center

UserGate management center

UserGate Management Center (UGMC) is an add-on component for the UserGate next generation firewall that allows you to manage a large number of appliances. UserGate Management Center centralizes UserGate management at a single point from which an administrator can monitor UserGate servers, apply required settings, and create policies applied to device groups to ensure corporate network security. UGMC allows you to unify approaches to configuring settings with templates as well as to transparently apply these settings to a selected part of your firewalls.

Basic features

UGMC allows you to globally configure all the parameters of your UserGate firewalls, including network settings, firewall rules, content filtering, intrusion prevention system, and other settings. UserGate Management Center templates allow to unify approaches to configuring settings as well as to transparently apply these settings to a group of your UserGate firewalls.

UserGate firewall management can be divided into four steps:

  • Creating a managed area;
  • Creating a template or several templates, each of which specifies its own part of the firewall settings;
  • Combining certain templates into a group for a desired final configuration of managed UserGate devices;
  • Adding a managed device and applying a template group to it.

If necessary, the template settings can be changed so that these changes apply to all firewalls associated with the templates.