Enhanced VPN Monitoring With VNS3

by | 27 Feb 2020

Cloud VPN Monitoring

Monitoring your VPN connections is essential in today’s interconnected world. Having the ability to quickly react to network interruptions is paramount to business continuity. At Cohesive Networks we have developed a range of new features to keep you one step ahead.

VNS3 Alerts

Our VNS3 Network Security Appliance has prebuilt alerts that talk to all your favourite collaboration tools, including Slack, Webex Teams, AWS SNS, Opsgenie, PagerDuty, and our own VPN monitoring appliance VNS3:ms (or ‘MotherShip’ as it’s known around here).

If there isn’t a pre-built template for your monitoring application, you can leverage our Alerts Integrations to send customised payloads to any incoming webhook API that’s listening for an update.

Our ever-growing list of alerts now encompasses administrative actions carried out on your VNS3 Network Security Appliance, including password changes, controller reboots, and system resets, as well as monitoring your VPN connection ups and downs.

Configuring Alerts

Configuring alerts is a straightforward process with our pre-built templates. You can try them for free in your favorite public cloud with our VNS3 Free Edition. To get started visit our docs site here: https://docs.cohesive.net/tutorials/getting-started/.

Here we are going to set up alerts to Slack,

  • Find the “Alerts” menu item in the Web UI
  • Click “New Alert”, to bring up the setting page
  • From the Integration dropdown select (Prebuilt) Slack
  • Give your alert a Name
  • Enter your Slack App Notification URL (you will need to create a Slack App). Once you have done that, you will get the Webhook URL ( https://api.slack.com/start )
  • Highlight all the things you want to be notified about in the Events window
  • Ensure the alert is Enabled

And you’re done!

VNS3 Alerting form page


VNS3 Alerts are quick and easy to set up, improve visibility, and keep you one step ahead of your VPN monitoring requirements. If you want to know more about VNS3 and it’s capabilities reach out at https://cohesiveprod.wpenginepowered.com/contact.