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Network access controls in Micetro 10.1: πŸš€ πŸŽ› πŸͺ πŸ€—

The headline feature of the recently released 10.1 version is undoubtedly the streamlined access management.

Nov 10th, 2021

In October Men&Mice released the newest version of Micetro containing many new capabilities and improvements to the Web UI and the goal of helping our customers manage their DDI solutions more easily and securely. The headline feature of the recently released 10.1 version is undoubtedly the streamlined access management. Our own Lauren Malhoit has shown a bird's eye view of not only why proper access controls are "ground zero for security" but also how complex environments can spawn overcomplicated access controls that hinder the very security they were supposed to facilitate. Don’t worry, though, if you’re already using a previous version of Micetro, your current access control configuration will continue to work as it has, giving you time to adjust to the changes.

In this post, I'll endeavor to explore the ground level of the new access control in Micetro 10.1 and showcase the ease with which you can manage access to mission-critical network infrastructure.

Access controls to-go πŸš€

Micetro's user management and access controls live in its browser-based user interface.

This means that managing access is not restricted to a particular platform or even location. Problems tend not to respect working hours or convenient locations; if anything, they're prone to appear at the most inopportune times. With Micetro, though, all you need is a browser (or even just on a tablet) to respond quickly.

Granular, not complex πŸŽ›

We've designed the new access management model with both granularity and ease-of-use in mind.

Should you need individual permissions to specify exact access for your users or groups, Micetro provides carefully defined options. But if you'd instead prefer painting with a broader brush, the intuitive grouping of the permissions allows you to set up access controls quickly. (That you can refine later if needed.)

Solving the three-body problem of access controls πŸͺ

Unless your network consists of a single user and a single environment, you're likely to share a headache with orbital mechanics: the n-body problem.

Instead of managing the complexity and accounting for all the users, groups, objects, and environments, Micetro allows you to manage access through the single mechanism of roles. We created built-in roles based on common use-cases we've seen in our 30+ years of creating network management products for enterprise customers, which can be used as-is or as templates to match your exact requirements.

And, to give you even more flexibility, object-based "specific roles" are available for edge use cases or that one special DNS server or other objects.

Access in your control πŸ€—

We've created a handy reference for setting up roles in Micetro 10.1 that you can read in the documentation.

Based on those two examples, you can see the flexibility and ease of use of the new access management model and will be able to tailor the access controls precisely to your environment.

Micetro 10.1 is available now; update your installation or if you're not yet using Micetro, give it a try for free!