Entuity Offers Network Management Software
Network management and service delivery specialist Entuity announced
Eye of the Storm Network Professional Edition, a network management
solution designed to help small to medium-size businesses on three
fronts: automation, accuracy and deep functionality for management to
keep networks optimally performing.
EYE NPE will be available June 26, and runs on Microsoft Windows Server
operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and VMware ESX Server. The
software supports up to 7,500 managed objects on a single server and is
priced at $22,500. The software automatically surveys the network in
real time, updating maps, topology, inventory details and forensics
without the manual loading of device lists.
EYE NPE also includes user-configurable views, which represent any
logical collection of devices or segmentation of the network. Views
represent a higher abstraction of the network - a business unit, a
building or a particular floor or department - then the software
collects and reports operational metrics matching specified business
processes. Built in reports with a scheduler are also available to
automate reporting and distribution.
Steve Thompson, vice president of information services for Pacific
Crest Securities, a beta tester of EYE NPE, said the software was easy
to use, with a clean and fast interface. "Given its broad
functionality, EYE NPE is obviously a solution with an enterprise
heritage, yet it is remarkably quick and intuitive to set up," he said.
"The midmarket is traditionally underserved when it comes to the
completeness and sophistication of network management solutions," said
Enterprise Management Associates senior analyst Jim Frey. "Frameworks
offer broad functionality but often require substantial upfront and
continued investment while entry-level and open-source solutions offer
low upfront costs but are typically narrower in focus - requiring
manual processes to fill the gaps."
However, Frey points out midmarket companies have the same needs as
enterprise-level firms when it comes to optimizing their networks.
"Entuity is on the right track to answer this challenge, bringing the
enterprise-class capabilities of their well-known Eye of the Storm
solutions to the mid-tier in a richly featured product form that is
focused on affordability, fast deployment, and quick return on
investment," he said.
Entuity President and CEO Michael Jannery said if midmarket companies don't have real-time insight into every single aspect of their network, the management budget could be better spent. "We understand that in this economy, nearly all IT professionals are under pressure to cut costs - especially those within SMEs or single departments of larger enterprises," he said. "But, in an effort to ensure that every dollar counts, network administrators should ask themselves: am I giving up more than I need to stay within budget?"