Cisco Prime Network Services Controller, formerly Cisco Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC), provides centralized multi-device and policy management for Cisco network virtual services. The product addresses the challenge of making frequent changes to complex networks by automating processes, freeing staff to focus on optimizing the network environment. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller supports greater scalability along with standardization and consistent execution of policies.
When combined with the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch, Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall, or the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG), you can implement the solution to provide:Rapid and scalable deployment through dynamic, template-oriented policy management based on security profilesEasy operational management through XML APIs to help enable integration with third-party management and orchestration toolsA nondisruptive administration model that enhances collaboration across security and server teams while maintaining administrative separation and reducing administrative errors
In addition, support for edge firewalls helps to enable:Adding and configuring edge firewallsCreating and applying edge security profiles that contain access control list (ACL) policy sets (ingress and egress), connection timeout, Network Address Translation (NAT) policy sets, TCP intercept, VPN interface policy sets, and moreSite-to-site IPsec VPNs