SOURCE: Tail-f Systems

October 25, 2007 12:44 ET

Tail-f Systems Ships First and Only NETCONF Library for Element Management Systems

Tail-f's Instant NETCONF Manager Enables Rapid Development of Southbound NETCONF Interfaces

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - Tail-f Systems announced today that it is shipping Instant NETCONF Manager™ -- the first and only NETCONF Java library designed to rapidly develop southbound NETCONF interfaces for element and network management systems. Instant NETCONF Manager's 100% Java API will easily integrate with existing platforms and databases used by legacy element management systems.

The NETCONF protocol is an IETF standard (RFCs 4741 and 4742) that defines a programmatic interface enabling management applications to automate the configuration and monitoring of network elements. Network operators and large enterprises see NETCONF as a promising tool to reduce OPEX and avoid service outages caused by manual configuration errors. Tail-f's Instant NETCONF Manager implements all base operations and optional capabilities of the NETCONF standard.

"We believe Instant NETCONF Manager will help accelerate industry adoption of NETCONF," said Hakan Millroth, President and CEO, Tail-f Systems. "Our ConfD NETCONF software is already being deployed by multiple network equipment providers as the industry standard embedded implementation of NETCONF. Instant NETCONF Manager fills a previously unmet need by providing network equipment suppliers and software developers the tools to build carrier-grade southbound NETCONF interfaces."

Using a scalable session-oriented programming model designed for multi-threaded applications, Instant NETCONF Manager supports large numbers of concurrent sessions and operations per second, thereby meeting the performance requirements of carrier-grade networks. Instant NETCONF Manager's pure Java implementation and design for ease of integration into existing applications reduces development time and project risk.

Instant NETCONF Manager is shipping and available for evaluation. The Ganymed SSH-2 implementation of the SSH version 2 protocol and an XML-centric Configuration API are included in the product.

About Tail-f Systems

Tail-f Systems is the leading developer of XML-based network management software for the providers networking equipment and software. Customers using Tail-f Systems' technology radically reduce their time-to-market and benefit from carrier-grade implementations of NETCONF, Web, CLI, and SNMP interfaces. Tail-f is a venture-funded company headquartered in Stockholm. For more information see

Tail-f Systems, ConfD, and Instant NETCONF are trademarks of Tail-f Systems.

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