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Free Infoblox VMware(R) Download Replaces Spreadsheets for Enterprise IP Address Management (IPAM)(August 24, 2009)
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- Infoblox Inc. today announced availability of a new freeware tool that provides powerful network discovery and IP address management (IPAM) functions, which are crucial to maintaining network availability and security and reducing operational costs. The Infoblox IPAM Freeware application replaces manual processes, custom scripts, and spreadsheets with powerful, out-of-the-box automation and graphical tools that make it easy to monitor and manage IP devices and networks.
With the ever-increasing number of new devices being added to enterprise IP-based networks, management challenges are escalating, consuming an increasing portion of limited IT resources and budgets. According to Forrester Research's July 2009 report "IT Operations 2009: an Automation Odyssey," by Senior Analyst Glenn O'Donnell, "The typical IT organization wastes a significant portion of its budget on inefficiencies that only get worse as complexity grows. Automate many of these tasks and you become leaner and more responsive to business changes."
The new, free VMware® version of the Infoblox IP Address Manager module provides an intuitive graphical user interface, with a highly customizable and easy-to-use dashboard, that consolidates and automates layers of traditionally manual IP address management tasks, saving time, reducing errors and lowering costs. A patent-pending network map feature allows quick visualization and management of large blocks of network address space and subnets, making it easier to see which network address ranges are used or available.
The tool also performs network discovery to automatically populate the system with IP, MAC address, operating system and other information. Smart folders, similar to iTunes®' playlists, enable easy, dynamic network IP data management, any way the administrator prefers. The Infoblox IPAM Freeware fully supports both IPv4 and IPv6 networks and devices, enabling the transition to IPv6.
"Far too many organizations are struggling with antiquated tools to manage their modern, dynamic IP networks," said Richard Kagan, vice president of Marketing at Infoblox. "Infoblox has introduced this new free tool to demonstrate the kind of operational efficiencies, improved network integrity and visibility advantages enterprises can realize with Infoblox's automated, next-generation IP address management tools."
The new Infoblox IPAM Freeware for VMware, with support for up to 500 IPs, is now available. To access the tool, visit the Infoblox web site: http://www.infoblox.com/services/infoblox-ipam-freeware.cfm.
For more information about Infoblox products, visit: http://www.infoblox.com/products/.
Infoblox delivers highly reliable and manageable platforms for core network services like domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment (DHCP), IP address management (IPAM) and more. Infoblox solutions -- essential for the move from static networks to dynamic infrastructure and applications -- are used by over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including over 130 of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.
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