Controlling the VPN
WAN performance management provider Visual Networks Inc. this month released versions of its Visual UpTime and Visual IP InSight Dedicated Suite that give greater visibility and control over public and private virtual private networks.
Visual UpTime 7.0 adds the ability to monitor and validate class of service as traffic enters and leaves an IP network. The new ability to monitor and track performance on a per-class-of-service basis enables network operators to more precisely engineer the network to meet bandwidth requirements, officials with the Rockville, Md., company said. The latest release also adds the ability to look at IP statistics on a port or site-aggregate basis as well as site to site.
For the dial access market, Visual Networks enhanced its Visual IP InSight Dedicated Suite in Release 5.5 to include a LAN probe that enables performance monitoring and validating. The probe, dubbed the IP Service Element, or ISE, includes its own performance management agent.
UpTime pricing starts at $4,395; InSight at $2,000.