DeviceExpert

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Software di gestione della configurazione di rete

Manage Configurations, Take Control of Changes, Ensure Compliance, Automate Tasks!

DeviceExpert is a web–based, multi vendor network change, configuration and compliance management (NCCCM) solution for switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices. Trusted by thousands of network administrators around the world, DeviceExpert helps automate and take total control of the entire life cycle of device configuration management.

Highlights

Configuration Management

Mutli-vendor Device Configuration Support
Mutli-vendor Device Configuration Support An integrated solution for managing the configurations of devices from multiple vendors.
Device Discovery
Device Discovery Discovery option to scan your network and automatically add SNMP-enabled devices in bulk.
Informative Inventory
Informative Inventory Informative device inventory depicting device details and hardware properties.
Encrypted Storage of Configuration & Centralized Control
Encrypted Storage of Configuration & Centralized Control Device configurations are encrypted and stored in the database. Centralized control over the configurations from the GUI.
Configuration Versioning & Comparison
Configuration Versioning & Comparison Configurations are versioned and stored. Option to quickly compare any two configuration versions of same device or different devices.
Baseline Configuration
Baseline Configuration Provision for labeling trusted configuration versions as 'Baseline' to enable quick rollback of configurations in the event of a network outage.
Scheduling Configuration Backup & Other Tasks
Scheduling Configuration Backup & Other Tasks Scheduled tasks to automate various configuration operations, including nightly backups.
Role-based Access Control
Role-based Access Control Role-based privileges to restrict access to device configurations.
Approval Mechanism for Configuration Upload
Approval Mechanism for Configuration Upload Operators will require review and approval by administrators for device configuration changes.
Remote Firmware Upgrade / OS Images Transfer
Remote Firmware Upgrade / OS Images Transfer Execute tasks such as firmware upgrade, OS images transfer in fully automated fashion.
 
 

Change Management

Real-time Configuration Change Tracking
Real-time Configuration Change Tracking Provision to monitor devices and detect configuration changes in real-time.
Change Management Rules & Notifications
Change Management Rules & Notifications Provision to initiate alerts or to automatically rollback configurations upon identifying configuration changes.
 
 

Compliance Management

Compliance Monitoring
Compliance Monitoring Provision to define standards and check the configurations for compliance to the rules defined.
Compliance Reporting
Compliance Reporting Comprehensive reports depicting violations and compliance. Out-of-the-box reports for SOX, HIPAA regulations.
 
 

Automation & Tools

Automating Configuration Tasks
Automating Configuration Tasks Robust provision for automating time-consuming, labor-intensive tasks. Deploy configuration changes in bulk to many devices.
Command Execution Tools
Command Execution Tools Utilities and tools to execute various commands on the devices and display the output on the GUI.
Searching Devices, Configuration
Searching Devices, Configuration Provision to do quick searches for specific words, strings, phrases or a combination of these in device configuration files.
Database Backup & Disaster Recovery
Database Backup & Disaster Recovery Provision for a reliable disaster recovery mechanism through periodic backup. Scripts for quick restoration.
Integration with External Identity Stores
Integration with External Identity Stores, Authentication Mechanism Provision to import users from Windows Active Directory or LDAP and also leverage the authentication mechanism.
Switch Port Mapper
Switch Port Mapper Tool to identify the list of devices connected to each port of the managed switch. This eliminates the need for manually tracing the network cables.
 
 

Audit & Reports

User Activity Tracking
User Activity Tracking Complete record of 'who', 'what' and 'when' of device configuration change.
Reports on Inventory, Configuration Changes, Compliance
Reports on Inventory, Configuration Changes, Compliance Intuitive reports on entire device configuration management scenario in your enterprise.

What problems does it solve?

  • Analysis by IT experts have revealed that the commonest cause for most Network outages is faulty configuration changes. In IT enterprises, network administrators manage a large number of network devices and quite often they need to carry out unplanned configuration changes. As configuration changes have to be made almost continuously, administrators are struggling to keep track of the changes done to the configurations. In the face of network outages, it becomes difficult to troubleshoot. DeviceExpert helps maintain versions of device configurations in a secure, centralized repository and manage them from a single interface.
  • Network devices are the crucial components of the enterprise and any unauthorized configuration change could wreak havoc on the network. Even when genuine configuration changes are done, the security professionals are required to ensure that the changes do not create any impact on the network security. DeviceExpert helps the network security professionals to take total control of the configuration changes.
  • With increasing security threats to mission-critical network resources and serious legal consequences of information mis-management, IT managers everywhere are required not just to follow standard practices, internal security policies, stringent Government regulations and industrial guidelines, but also demonstrate that the policies are enforced and network devices remain compliant to the policies defined. DeviceExpert precisely helps in achieving this with ease.
  • Automation is the buzzword in IT operations nowadays. IT Managers are always be on the look out for automating repetitive and time consuming tasks in order to reduce operations cost and improve productivity. DeviceExpert helps automate all configuration tasks and helps improve productivity.

What you can do with DeviceExpert?

Manage Configurations

  • Backup configurations, maintain history, compare versions & upload changes, all from a centralized web GUI. DeviceExpert completely eliminates the time-consuming practice of manually connecting to the devices via Telnet or SSH to manage configurations

Take Control of Changes

  • Monitor configuration changes, get instant notifications & prevent unauthorized changes

Ensure Compliance

  • Define standard practices and policies and automatically check device configurations for compliance. Get reports on compliance status and satisfy your auditors

Automate

  • Automate all repetitive, time-consuming configuration management tasks

Audit

  • Get complete record of who, what and when of configuration changes

What platforms/vendors/technologies does it support?

  • Platforms: Windows and Linux
  • Vendors: Cisco, HP, Nortel, Juniper, Force10, 3Com, D-link, Foundry, Dell, Aruba, Extreme, ADTRAN, Enterasys, Huawei, Blue Coat, Proxim, NetScreen, NETGEAR, FortiNet, ALAXALA, Brocade, Radware, DAX, H3C, Yamaha, Vanguard, Allied Telesis, Alcatel, Fujitsu, Motorola, Acme Packet, Watch Guard, Canoga Perkins
 
Customer Speaks
 

"Ability to create and push network device configurations
in automated fashion saves us a great deal of time. DeviceExpert is a very powerful configuration management tool."

Kevin Spies, LightYear Network Solutions, LLC