Efficient network management. With a structured approach.
SINEC NMS – the all-around Network Management System for industrial networks
As the trend toward greater connectivity rapidly increases the number of network users, industrial networks are becoming increasingly more complex. This produces huge volumes of data – and it also offers enormous potential. Companies that want to fully utilize all the possibilities provided by digitalization in the age of Industrie 4.0 need an efficient Network Management System like SINEC NMS: Turning insights into outlooks.
Powerful and future-proofSINEC NMS is a new generation of the Network Management System (NMS) for the Digital Enterprise, one that’s equipped to deal with more and more complex network structures in an increasingly digital world. This system can be used to centrally monitor, manage, and configure networks with 50 to 12,500 devices around the clock. SINEC NMS is therefore the first choice for complex network structures, and it’s paving the way for the digital transformation of industry – in all industries and regardless of network size. The scalability of SINEC NMS means it can grow in parallel as the network becomes larger and more complex.
Managing efficiently with SINEC NMS
New components can be easily integrated into the network, while existing ones can be configured and continuously maintained. The configuration is policy-based so that it can be applied generically to many different components. For large-scale networks in particular, this means major time savings when it comes to configuration and troubleshooting.
SINEC NMS is divided into two levels to efficiently manage large-scale networks: As the central entity, the control level quickly displays a clear view of the network's overall status. Operations are also managed here. These operation levels, in turn, are distributed throughout the network and implement the configuration settings from the control level on all devices.
SINEC NMS is the central element of our complete portfolio for all aspects of industrial networks, which consists of components, software, trainings, services, and support. Our portfolio covers all network elements and assists companies in training their employees to maximize data security and availability.
SINEC NMS is the new Network Management System which was first presented by Siemens at the SPS IPC Drives 2018. Networking degree, data volume and complexity of network structures are constantly growing. SINEC NMS masters these challenges in all industries and is flexibly growing with the respective size of networks. Watch here the video podcast:
High standards for challenging requirementsA modern NMS must meet stringent requirements. It not only needs to ensure maximum transparency, scalability, and availability, it also has to offer efficient user management and data security along with general user-friendliness. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) defines everything that an NMS must do today in its FCAPS model. SINEC NMS supports the five pillars defined in the FCAPS model.
Fault Management: Identify, save, report, and solve any error status that occur
- Network monitoring
- Diagnostics management
- Topology view
Configuration Management: Record and manage all components that must be monitored
- Policy-based configuration
- Firmware management: central firmware updates and comparisons of firmware versions
- Device configuration management
- Monitoring with SNMP, SIMATIC, and PROFINET
Accounting Management: Record network usage
- Inventory list
- Topology view
Performance Management: Gather performance data and maintain statistics
- Continuous monitoring of network availability
- Evaluation of network status
Security Management: Authenticate users and authorize access and usage
- Increased network security thanks to central network management
- Management of user roles: monitor users with a hierarchical user and role concept for access control
- System security: policy-based protection of mobile devices from unsafe protocols