Head-to-head product review puts BlueCat on top for ease-of-use and
TORONTO, December 10 /CNW/ - BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence
Company(TM), today announced that it has won Network World Magazine's "Clear
Choice" IP Address Management (IPAM) technologies award. In the article
titled, "Tools cure IP address-management headaches," reviewer John Bass
notes, "There are two things that stand out with the BlueCat solution - ease
of use and simple licensing. The Web interface is consistent across functions,
easy to navigate and made all features easy to configure and use."
On December 3, 2007, Network World Magazine issued the results of a
head-to-head comparison of the industry's leading IP Address Management
solutions. Included in that review were BlueCat Networks' Proteus and Adonis,
Alcatel-Lucent's VitalQIP, BT DiamondIP's IPControl, and Crypton Computers'
EasyIP. For the test, the magazine defined IP Address Management as:
-- Managing the tasks included with maintaining a list of active and
available IP addresses for each subnet of the test enterprise network;
-- The data which characterizes the addresses;
-- Management of the services necessary to make the names and IP
addresses usable on the network; and
-- All access control and user roles for individuals who would need to
use the system.
In a very close contest, BlueCat Networks' Proteus and Adonis solutions
edged out the competition and were given solid marks for ease-of-use, simple
licensing and their ability to scale - specifically, the ability to scale
down. Additionally, Network World praised the Adonis solution as an
inexpensive package for DHCP/DNS needs not offered by other vendors, as well
as Proteus' ability to set up multiple configurations.
"We are thrilled with the results of the review," said Michael Hyatt, CEO
and co-founder, BlueCat Networks. "What is extraordinary to us is the fact
that we went head-to-head with solutions that have been in the IP address
management business for more than a decade and came out on top. Network World
is widely recognized as a top industry publication and to receive such a
positive review of our products is quite an honor."
Network World organized the issues surrounding IPAM into four groups: IP
address data import and export, feature set, scalability, service and support.
The publication noted, "If you are looking to control your recurring costs and
you would like to have your IPAM system automate all management and service
configuration issues, we'd advise you to choose BlueCat. It is an
appliance-based system that charges by the unit instead of by the number of
managed IP addresses. It has an easy-to-use interface and the company's
professional services personnel are very knowledgeable."
"This award further validates the IPAM space and our place atop it,"
added Mr. Hyatt. "Our customers have told us for some time that our Proteus
IPAM platform was setting new standards for IP management ease-of-use and
functionality, so it's great to see that reputable publications like Network
World confirm this perception."
Earlier this year, BlueCat Networks was also named by Deloitte as one of
the fastest-growing technology companies with an 18th place ranking. In
addition, Security Info Product Guide named the company as a finalist for its
2008 Hot Companies award.
BlueCat Networks' IPAM Leadership
BlueCat Networks offers a true Enterprise-Class IP address management
platform in the form of proven, secure, reliable and scalable network
appliances. The Proteus Enterprise IPAM Platform gives administrators a
superior IP address management solution that integrates IP inventory tracking
and allocation, along with DNS and DHCP management. Administrators can now
design networks with a simple conceptual view, then deploy and manage them
across the entire organization. When managing DNS and DHCP, Proteus becomes
"mission control", offering full command, control and customization of
configurations from a centralized and secure web-based interface.
About Network World
Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT
executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG
company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and
education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading
newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities
(www.NetworkWorld.com, www.javaworld.com, www.linuxworld.com, and
www.demo.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network
World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and
agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize
marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally,
Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events
for new technology innovation.
About BlueCat Networks
BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company(TM), is a profitable and
rapidly growing leading provider of enterprise-class IP Address Management
(IPAM) platforms and secure DNS / DHCP network administration appliances.
Today, thousands of BlueCat's award-winning Proteus(TM) IPAM platforms and
Adonis(TM) family of DNS/DHCP appliances have been successfully deployed to
meet the rising IP management demands of small-medium enterprises, government,
military, financial services, retail and manufacturing organizations
worldwide. Find out why more Fortune companies chose BlueCat solutions to gain
complete, centralized Command and Control of their IP networks at
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