Easing Network Management - Page 2

 
 
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Beyond the new PolicyView application and the web-based interface, OmniVista 2000 includes enhanced topological features so users can view layouts of both physical and logical networks and an application to monitor various statistics across multiple devices at one time, officials said. OmniVista 2000 pricing starts at $4,500 for its core applications. PolicyView for One Touch QoS, an additional application, starts at $12,500.
SmartPipes, for its part, has homed in on network management for VPNs. Thats because enterprises are increasingly relying on VPNs--rather than private network connections--to connect offices and partners, Bell said.
"I believe IP VPN technologies are ready for mission critical business," he said. The problem for network managers has been the complexity of configuring protocols and the continuous updating of users on VPNs, he said. SmartPipes in June 2001 introduced its first two sets of applications for its Global IP Services software platform—IP VPN Management for managing VPN policies and CPE Management for managing the customer premise equipment. The new Remote Policy Management software joins them. Pricing for 100 desktops would list for about $12,000, Bell said.
SmartPipes currently supports Cisco Systems Inc. routers and VPN devices with its management software but is planning to work with multiple vendors platforms, Bell said. Related Stories:
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    Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for eWEEK.com, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for eWEEK.com. Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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