SonicWall CMS gives organizations a single administrative user interface to manage multiple SMA appliances. CMS can be deployed in your private cloud as virtual appliance, or on a public cloud using bring your own license (BYOL) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) The administrator can use the Central Management Console (CMC) of the CMS to manage all SMA appliances, regardless of location. CMS and managed appliances are closely integrated through native communications secured with TLS. CMS requires no dedicated appliance or hardware. It manages appliances that run SMA OS 11.4 or higher.