In addition to SNMP Get, GetNext, GetBulk and Set messages, it can also forward and translate SNMP Trap and SNMP Inform notification messages. The software supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 protocol versions and can translate SNMP messages between different versions of the protocol. It supports SNMP over IPv4 and IPv6 and can switch between these transport protocols while proxying SNMP messages. Furthermore, the software supports the so-called port-based proxying and IP-based proxying scenario. The former means that Proxy Agent listens for incoming SNMP packets on different ports on (typically) one IP address, while the latter means that Proxy Agent listens on a range of different IP addresses. In both cases, it forwards received SNMP requests to end destinations and responses in the opposite direction, automatically performing the basic network address translation (NAT) where needed. All this can make MG-SOFT SNMP Proxy Agent fully transparent to the network management (NMS) applications and managed SNMP devices, which are not aware that the actual management is conducted through an SNMP proxy application.
A typical SNMP proxy agent application is located between network management (NMS) applications and the managed SNMP devices (agents), for example, when NMS and agents do not support the same version of the SNMP protocol or when they are not in the same (sub)network.
MG-SOFT SNMP Proxy Agent
The main components of the MG-SOFT SNMP Proxy Agent software package are the Proxy Agent Service and the management console. Proxy Agent Service is a system service that runs in the background and receives, translates and forwards SNMP messages. The SNMP Proxy Agent management console provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for configuring the Proxy Agent Service.
MG-SOFT SNMP Proxy Agent is available for 64-bit MS Windows operating systems (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016) and for 64-bit (x86_64) Linux operating systems (RHEL/CentOS 6.6+, Debian 8+, Ubuntu 14.04+).