SOURCE: Entuity

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December 03, 2013 05:00 ET

Entuity Network Management Latest Release Offers Increased Operational Efficiency and Mobility With Tablet Device Support

Semi-Annual Release Also Offers Significant Technology, Usability and Administrative Enhancements

BOSTON, MA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Entuity®, a leading global provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, today announced the general availability of Entuity 14.0, a major release of its award-winning software. Entuity maintains a semi-annual release schedule to address the most demanding challenges faced by network operators in today's complex and ever-changing enterprise network landscape. As with all Entuity releases, Entuity 14.0 is designed for the way people do business. Guided by input from major enterprises around the world, Entuity delivers capabilities that help businesses ensure that their networks can quickly accommodate changing technologies and enable innovation.

Tablet Device Support: Entuity 14.0 introduces tablet device support for a variety of Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows based devices. The primary focus of the Entuity Tablet UI is to ensure that network professionals are never out of touch with what is happening on the network. While in meetings or moving about the building or campus, tablet users can still be alerted to exceptional conditions or check the status of various network components without having to be in close proximity to a workstation or other more cumbersome device.

"Tablets are finding increasing favor as a mobile working endpoint for IT pros of all stripes, including network engineers and operators," said Jim Frey, Vice President of Research, Enterprise Management Associates. "Most management tools support these platforms by simply making existing GUIs compatible/viewable. But to do it right requires significant redesign, taking advantage of tablet navigation techniques such as swipe and pinch, and optimizing tasks and views that require mobility support. Entuity has taken this approach and the result is, quite arguably, the first true tablet UI for an enterprise-class network management solution."

According to Chris Jenkins, Business Manager - Service Support, Management and Automation at Gijima, "IT organizations need to embrace and leverage mobility in their day to day operations. Without the ability to manage the network from anywhere, at any time, IT managers are much less effective, essentially 'dead in the water.' Gijima's IT staff has standardized on 7" iPads and we are ready to add Entuity 14's new tablet UI for immediate, remote access to its network management capabilities. Gijima will be able to achieve greater efficiencies and faster operational responses for our customers with this new mobile access capability."

Services Enhancements: Entuity Services provide an easy way to create collections of network components, along with a range of logical operators, to accurately portray complex dependencies. Entuity 14.0 extends the use of Services by adding seamless, multi-server support, which allows local and remote components to be placed into, and managed from, a single service. This unified, global perspective is made possible through Entuity's powerful multi-server architecture.

Entuity 14.0 also adds dual-level threshold settings to allow a Degraded State condition (i.e., middle ground between optimal and down states), making it easier to know if and when action is needed for a given set of conditions before a complete service failure occurs.

Technology Enhancements: Entuity has always understood the importance customers place on keeping abreast of the latest technology and the importance of taking new devices or components under management as quickly as possible. Entuity 14.0 adds support for gathering data via Cisco's XML API, which is initially used to gather more complete connected host information for Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 series switches, for an improved picture of device connectivity.

Flow Data Enhancements: Entuity 14.0 includes significant enhancements to the Integrated Flow Analyzer Premium (IFAP) by adding sFlow v4 and v5 support, thus broadening vendor support for Brocade, Dell, Alcatel-Lucent, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, and Fortinet, in addition to vendors already supported, such as Cisco, 3Com, Juniper, Huawei, and Hewlett Packard. IFAP usability has also been enhanced by allowing network administrators to group multiple hosts, web servers, and users into a single chart and aggregate the data.

In addition to those mentioned above, several other usability and administrative enhancements are included with the Entuity 14.0 release which is available now for all customers in good standing.

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About Entuity
Entuity is a leading independent provider of network management software for both large and small networks supporting enterprises worldwide. Entuity integrates all the requisite, contemporary network management functionality including automated, continual discovery of inventory and topology; configuration monitoring; advanced event management and root cause analysis; elemental performance; integrated application flow; and extensive reporting into a single operationally efficient solution.

Built on an intelligent, elastic architecture, Entuity delivers unprecedented scalability to cost effectively and effortlessly accommodate new technologies and unlimited network expansion. Leveraging this innovative architecture, Entuity's all-in-one solution equips IT organizations to deliver network predictability and control through a high degree of automation and comprehensive metrics. By using Entuity, enterprises, system integrators and managed service providers easily manage network services and assets to meet service level commitments for reliable, always-on service delivery.

Entuity is highly regarded for its rapid deployment, ease of use, and low cost of ownership. Entuity customers include organizations such as ABB, Airports Company South Africa, Sanofi, Nokia, BMC Software, CLS Services, Dell Computer, Pernod Ricard, Grupo Modelo, Air China, and WorldPay. For more information, please visit entuity.com or call (508) 357-6344 (North America) or +44 (0) 20 7444 4800 (EMEA).

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