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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."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 platformIP 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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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.