HP introduces new networking package

HP has introduced its ProCurve networking software to the Middle East market. The package is designed to provide basic and advanced management features for demanding enterprise networks...

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By  Patrick Phelvin Published  October 14, 2003

HP has introduced its ProCurve networking software to the Middle East market. The package is designed to provide basic and advanced management features for demanding enterprise networks.

HP claims ProCurve Manager and ProCurve Manager Plus are the first software applications to enable true command from the network centre with control to the network edge — a core element of the company's ProCurve Adaptive EDGE Architecture.

ProCurve Manager is Windows-based and included in-box with all manageable HP ProCurve devices. ProCurve Manager Plus offers goes a step further by providing additional network control and advanced device-handling capabilities.

Both are designed to enable more accountability, more agility and a better return on IT. “The traditional strategy of handling authentication and enforcing access policies at the network core must evolve as the burden of handling every request becomes unmanageable,” says Ivan Kraemer, HP ProCurve Networking Business sales and marketing director for the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean.

“Today’s architectures must utilise the network edge to provide security, mobility and simple, manageable access to multiple services on a single network all while — maintaining complete control from the network centre. Command from the centre will enable enterprises to continually update their networks in a cost-effective and manageable way — without continual redesign and expensive hardware and software upgrades,” Kraemer adds.

With intuitive, tree-based navigation, HP ProCurve Manager provides the basic tools needed to manage a network, including: network status summary displaying high-level information on network devices, end nodes, events and traffic levels, alerts and troubleshooting, automatic device discovery, topology and mapping and device management tools.

HP ProCurve Manager Plus provides additional features like advanced VLAN management and easier configuration management.

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