Security on hardware-based Network Engines - Metasys - LIT-12011279 - General System Information - Metasys System - 10.1

Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011279
Version
10.1
Revision date
2019-12-20
Language
English

The operating system of the hardware-based network engines, such as NAEs, SNEs, and SNCs, is secured using an account in the controller's embedded operating system. This account is the MetasysSysAgent account and is the only Windows account located on these devices. The account has administrative privileges and the password can be changed by logging in to the device directly with the Site Management Portal UI and resetting the password of the MetasysSysAgent user.

Many of the operating system features not required by Metasys software have been removed from the network engines, rendering them less vulnerable to operating system attack.