See how Insoft Services is responding to COVID-19

Network and Security Manager Fundamentals (NSMF)


Student Registration Form

Thank you for being interested in our training! Fill out this form to pre-book or request information about the delivery options.

* Required

Course Schedule

I'd like to receive emails with the latest updates and promotions from Insoft.

Data Protection & Privacy

I hereby allow Insoft Ltd. to contact me on this topic. Further, I authorise Insoft Ltd. processing, using collecting and storing my personal data for the purpose of these activities. All your data will be protected and secured as outlined in our privacy policy.

  • 2 Days Course
    Network Security

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This two-day course discusses the basic operations of Network and Security Manager. Key topics include server and domain administration, device configuration, template creation and management, policy creation and management, logging, and report generation. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students gain experience in configuring, testing, and troubleshooting features of Network and Security Manager.


    Course Level:

    This is an introductory-level course.


    After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Explain Network and Security Manager concepts and terminology;
    • Set up and administer Network and Security Manager servers;
    • Configure domains and administrators;
    • Add devices using modeling and importing;
    • Work with objects and templates;
    • Configure policies;
    • Perform routine device management tasks;
    • Work with logs and reports; and
    • Configure VPNs with the VPN Manager tool.


    Day 1
    Chapter 1: Course Introduction

    Chapter 2: Network and Security Manager Concepts

    • The Role of Network and Security Manager
    • Architecture and Communication

    Chapter 3: Server Administration

    • Network and Security Manager Processes and Directory Structure
    • High Availability
    • Installation Overview–Network and Security Manager
    • Installation Overview–NSMXpress
    • NSM UI Installation
    • NSM UI Overview
    • Licensing

    Chapter 4: Domains and Administrators

    • Domains and Subdomains
    • Role-Based Administration
    • Configuration
    • Lab 1: Domains, Roles, and Administrators

    Chapter 5: Adding Devices

    • Scenarios and Methods
    • Device Exists
    • Device Does Not Yet Exist
    • VSYS, Cluster, Extranet, Group
    • Add Device Wizard
    • Automatic Discovery
    • Lab 2: Adding Devices

    Chapter 6: Abstraction–Objects and Templates

    • Objects
    • Templates
    • Lab 3: Abstraction–Objects and Templates

    Day 2
    Chapter 7: Abstraction–Policies

    • What Is a Policy?
    • Creating New Policies
    • Merging Policies
    • Lab 4: Creating Policies

    Chapter 8: Managing Devices

    • Directives
    • Configuring Devices
    • Configuration Management
    • Device Management
    • Lab 5: Managing Devices

    Chapter 9: Logging, Reporting, and Monitoring

    • Logging
    • Reporting
    • Action Manager
    • Monitoring
    • Lab 6: Logging and Reporting

    Chapter 10: Central Manager

    • Central Manager
    • Global Policy and Polymorphic Objects

    Chapter 11: Virtual Private Networks

    • Concepts and Terminology
    • Device-Level VPNs Versus VPN Manager
    • Configuring Policy-Based VPNs
    • Configuring Route-Based VPNs
    • Configuring Auto-Connect VPNs
    • Configuring VPNs with Extranet Devices
    • Lab 7: VPNs

    Target Audience

    This course is intended for network engineers, network support personnel, reseller support personnel, and anyone else needing a working knowledge of Network and Security Manager.


    This course assumes that students have basic networking knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    • JUNOS or ScreenOS;
    • Ethernet;
    • TCP/IP; and
    • Routing.