BT Diamond IP Announces New IPAM Features

Top Quote BT Diamond IP, a leading provider of IP address management (IPAM) solutions, announces the availability of a new 3.1 version, which contains several new IPAM features. These features build on the robust feature set of IPControl™ and Sapphire appliance products, which enable customers to efficiently manage IPv4/IPv6 address space and DHCP and DNS server configurations. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2012 - Expanding on administrator delegation controls per domain and per DNS server, a new DNS resource record approval feature enables further granularity in delineating DNS management responsibilities. This feature enables core IPAM administrators to empower distributed administrators to perform DNS resource record additions, modifications and deletions, while retaining control of which changes end up deployed to DNS servers running within the enterprise IP network.

    • This feature spans a number of functions of the system including:

    • Administrator Approver assignment per domain or domain branch by domain type

    • GUI rendering of pending adds/modifies/deletes

    • Pending approvals (and submissions for approval) display

    • Audit reporting of approval actions on admin and DNS RR reports

    • New APIs/CLIs to extend these "intra-IPAM" workflow features to "extra-IPAM" processing of DNS status, approvals and rejections
    The second key feature released allows IPControl administrators to easily display the effective DHCP options at the subnet and address pool screens to visualize the set of DHCP options to be provided to clients at the corresponding level.

    IPControl enables inheritance and overriding of option values at the more granular subnet then pool levels, and now this "net effect" can easily be viewed with the click of a button, reducing ambiguity and promoting consistency.

    Another feature included in this release provides discovery of router IPv6 subnets. This feature extends the already unsurpassed diversity of discovery mechanisms within IPControl. Today, an administrator may poll any of their routers using SNMP for the interfaces and IPv4 and IPv6 subnets provisioned on the router. Along with router ARP cache, switch port mapping and device host discovery, IPControl enables an IP network administrator to determine network actuals for subnets and host information.

    Using the innovative planned vs. actual exception report, administrators may then view differences between the IPControl database and the discovered actuals, providing a convenient mechanism to detect incorrectly provisioned subnets or devices or rogue devices on the network. Another key feature added to IPControl in this release enables the SNMP-based discovery mechanisms to optionally utilize SNMPv3 for added security.

    Numerous feature improvements and fixes have also been rolled into this release. This release is available today and is available for customers on maintenance support at no charge.

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