Products & services

BannerIP Address Management (IPAM) Software

BT Onsite Contact Cisco

Overview

Improve operational efficiency and service levels

IP address management (IPAM) is a critical necessity for today’s IP networks, which grow more and more complex as new IP services and technologies are deployed. Whether your business serves customers, employees, partners or suppliers, your end users rely on seamless IP address assignment and rapid name resolution to utilise IP network resources.

IPControl™ Software provides an advanced, centralised  IPAM system that enables service providers and enterprises to take control of their IP address space and manage it according to their own policies and procedures. Using IPControl, organisations can achieve dramatic improvements in operational efficiency by simplifying and automating manual processes, reducing network downtime and creating a more stable and robust IP infrastructure, capable of supporting VoIP, WLAN, Video and IPv6.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about IPControl Software and how you can improve operational efficiency and service levels.

Key benefits

Simplify your IP address management processes

Integrated, full lifecycle management
• Complete, top-down solution for managing address space, from IPv4 and IPv6 address assignment to allocation, pool monitoring, utilisation tracking, and creation and deployment of multi-vendor DNS/DHCP configurations.

Ease of use and reliability
• Award-winning intuitive Web interface and validation features enable accurate configuration and management of IP space and DNS/DHCP servers by non-expert users.
• Allocation templates enable “cookie-cutter” deployment of preset configurations.

Security
• Simplified DNSSEC configuration and policies management
• Multilayer discovery enables security managers to validate NAC admission policies and investigate security alerts for rogue devices.

Flexibility and scalability
• Patented container mechanism enables you to organise IP address space according to your topology and router associations.
• User-defined fields enable association of additional information or links for each of these elements.
• User-defined device types and multi-homed, multi-interface, multi-address capability supports today’s devices and assets.
• Granular administrator roles, controls and reports enable approvals, accountability and audit tracking.
• Scalable to tens of millions of IP addresses.

Proactive and preventive management
• Active discovery, reclaim and “planned vs. actual” views provide exception reporting and reconciliation of network changes of IP address assignments, router subnets or switch ports.
• Rapid trouble assessment and resolution through the association of IP addresses with topology or other user-defined container structures.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about IPControl Software and how you can improve operational efficiency and service levels.

Key features

Easy inventory, configuration and capacity management

Address planning
• Planning for hierarchical IPv4 and IPv6 address space
• Manage individual IP address assignments, ranges and pools
• Automated address allocation
• Automated and manual IP address and subnet reclaim
• User-defined address allocation policies
• Address utilisation trending and forecasting

DNS/DHCP server configuration
• Server templates streamline the server configuration process
• Approval workflow for resource record updates
• Support for DHCP failover, multi-tiered addressing, multi-homed hosts, DNS views, DHCP client classes, transaction signatures, MAC address processing, client ID, dynamic DNS and more
• Advanced features configuration via the GUI for views, TSIG, GSS-TSIG, logging, address match lists, options and more
• DNS and DHCP configuration verification and preview

Address management
• Layer 2 switch, Layer 3 router, ARP and IP discovery
• Advanced IPv6 address management
• User-defined thresholds and alerts
• Granular administrator policies dictate access to given functions, geographies, domains, subnets and blocks
• Audit reporting promotes accountability and history tracking for administrators, subnets, devices, IP addresses and containers

Supported interfaces and platforms
User interfaces:
• Web browser based – IE 5+, Netscape 7+, Firefox 1+
• Command Line Interface
• XML/SOAP API

IPControl 3.x executive and agents
• Sparc Solaris 9 or 10
• Windows 2003, XP or 2008 Server
• RedHat Enterprise Linux v4 or v5

Database
• MySQL Max 5.0 (packaged with IPControl)
• Oracle 9 or 10 (customer-provided)

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about IPControl Software and how you can improve operational efficiency and service levels.

Detailed description

Complete IP address management in one system

IPControl is the most advanced and innovative IPAM solution available today. Available as a software application or pre-installed on Sapphire™ appliances, IPControl provides centralised, full lifecycle management of mission-critical IP management functions, including IPv4 and IPv6 address space assignment, allocation/ reallocation, pool monitoring and utilisation tracking, inventory assurance with layers 2 and 3 discovery, and creation and deployment of multi-vendor DNS and DHCP configurations.

Integrate with your existing multi-vendor infrastructure
Unlike many of today’s IPAM solutions that only manage IP address space in a static database or require a complete forklift “upgrade” of your existing infrastructure, IPControl Software integrates with your existing DNS and DHCP environment, providing support for Internet Systems Consortium (ISC DHCP and BIND 9 DNS), Microsoft and IPControl Sapphire DNS/DHCP appliances. In addition, IPControl’s extensive APIs/CLIs enable integration points between IPControl and external systems for advanced automation of IPAM processes.

Manage your IP address space the way you want
IPControl is highly flexible and scalable, enabling you to model, configure and manage IP name and address space the way you want to, not the way the software dictates. IPControl’s patented container architecture enables you to not only define your own topology, address spaces, domains, device types and associated attributes, but to fully manage, configure, report on and integrate these user-defined elements with external systems.

Enhance administrator control and effectiveness
IPControl’s intuitive user interface, extensible templates and built-in validation features enable accurate configuration, consistent policy deployment and centralised management of IP address space and distributed DNS/DHCP servers, even by non-expert users. In addition, granular access controls enable varying levels of responsibility to be delegated to multiple administrators across multiple dimensions.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about IPControl Software and how you can improve operational efficiency and service levels.

Availablity

Availability

IPControl Software can be delivered globally. Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about IPControl Software and how you can improve operational efficiency and service levels.

Why BT

Why BT

BT Diamond IP is a leading provider of software and appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage complex IP networks. Our next generation IP management solutions help businesses more efficiently manage IP address space across mid-to-very-large sized enterprise and service provider networks. Our cable firmware management solution helps broadband cable operators automate and simplify the process of upgrading and maintaining firmware on deployed DOCSIS devices.

Resources

Further information