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In Release 17.1 and later, managers support IPv6 Talk Over. Learn more.

Distributed SNMP Security Pack

When migrating to SNMPv3 security without replacing existing management infrastructure, system administrators rely on the Distributed SNMP Security Pack™ (DSSP). DSSP provides the following features:

DSSP Server and DSSP Remote Forwarder are available on Linux, Windows, Solaris, and HP-UX. For more detailed information, please refer for the DSSP Product Sheet.

DSSP Server and DSSP Remote Forwarder

Composed of two parts, DSSP includes the DSSP Server and the DSSP Remote Forwarder.

DSSP provides a clean interface for non-SNMPv3 managers to access SNMPv3 security and management features. It also allows SNMPv3 through firewalls. DSSP enables:

Architecture Illustration

The following illustration summarizes how DSSP works with managers, DSSP Server, and DSSP Remote Forwarder.


Extending SNMP Managers

DSSP adds SNMPv3 capabilities to CA eHealth®, HP OpenView™ Network Node Manager™, IBM Tivoli® NetView®, and others.

Authentication and Security in SNMPv3 Administration

By providing SNMPv3 support to vintage management applications, DSSP offers a comprehensive approach to management security, including authentication, authorization, access control, data integrity, key management, and encryption options.

DSSP Remote Forwarder

Using DSSP Remote Forwarder, SNMP requests can be carried from a DSSP Server over TCP or SSL connections through a firewall to a DSSP Remote Forwarder. The DSSP Remote Forwarder then sends the request to the agent's SNMP port.

Visit the DSSP Remote Forwarder product page for more information.

SNMP Security Pack Compared to DSSP

SNMP Security Pack™ was our first product to add SNMPv3 support to existing network management stations. DSSP, which replaces SNMP Security Pack, adds network management through firewalls.

Detailed Information

Additional product information is available on the DSSP Product Page.

Available Platforms

DSSP is available on the following platforms:

The following network management applications are also supported:

If a particular system is not listed, please contact Sales. We are happy to work with customers to port our products to new systems.

Please note: When a product is licensed, the product will support one platform of your choosing. If you need a product to run on two or more platforms, then a separate license must be acquired for each platform.

Sales Inquiries

For more information, please call +1 865 579-3311, or send email to You can also fill out a Sales Query and one of our sales people will respond to your request quickly.

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