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Cisco Security Manager is part of the Cisco Security Management Suite, which delivers comprehensive policy administration and enforcement for the Cisco Self-Defending Network. The suite also includes the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (MARS), which is available separately.
This document identifies and links to the various documents available for Cisco Security Manager (Security Manager), Auto Update Server (AUS), and Performance Monitor, and contains the following sections:
The entire documentation set for Cisco Security Manager is at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6498/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
Requirements and procedures for installing Security Manager, Auto Update Server, and Performance Monitor on a Windows server and for installing dedicated client software for Security Manager on a Windows PC. Includes pre- and post-installation guidelines and troubleshooting information.
Note Please refer to the Release Notes for Cisco Security Manager 3.3.1 for important installation notes.
To understand which applications are available for installation and to plan your installation, we strongly recommend you begin by reviewing the installation guide overview. See the “Overview” chapter at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/installation/guide/overv.html .
For a general product overview, see “Product Overview” at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/user/guide/wfplan.html#wp59554 .
Tip For an interactive overview of Security Manager features, see the interactive JumpStart tutorial that opens when you start Security Manager for the first time. You can also access the JumpStart tutorial by selecting Help > JumpStart.
To get up and running most efficiently, work through the “Getting Started with Security Manager” chapter at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/user/guide/wfplan.html .
Use Security Manager to define many application-wide settings that customize your working environment such as deployment method. See “Completing the Initial Security Manager Configuration” at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/user/guide/wfplan.html#wp60179 .
– To define user roles and permissions, see “Setting Up User Permissions” at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/installation/guide/aduser.html#wp607539 .
– To integrate Security Manager with Cisco Secure ACS, see “Integrating Security Manager with Cisco Secure ACS” at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/installation/guide/aduser.html#wp607977 .
To enable communication between Security Manager and devices, you must configure transport settings on the devices before you add them to the inventory. See the “Preparing Devices for Management” chapter at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cisco_security_manager/security_manager/3.3.1/user/guide/ivprep.
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