Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2006
Bytesphere announced a new SNMP analysis toolset and Mib browser update for computer analysts and network management gurus in the IT industry. Bytesphere has also released new fault management software including an SNMP trap manager and trap console and a event-based Notifier plug-in, in addition to a QoS configuration discovery and mapping module. The software console integrates several specialized modular feature sets into one program for simplified network and fault management. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) analysis is used to debug network issues which can arise on small and large computer networks in business, government, and educational computer systems.
Network management software allows various hardware and software applications to communicate effectively. MIBs, or Management Information Bases, are collections of objects in a database used to manage routers or switches in a network. SNMP is a communication protocol that makes use of MIBs. Because of the unlimited number of possible combinations of networked systems and devices, MIBs are being updated continuously to add functionality and fix defects. ByteSphere currently maintains the world's largest online MIB database of unique MIBs integrated with any network management product - and the library is completely free and available to the public for mib downloads and search. The newly released Oidview Pro version 2.6.14 is designed to facilitate communications, discover problems, and improve fault management between all the devices on a network.
"The new Mib browser and SNMP analysis toolset simplifies the work of network managers everywhere," said Gerry Stark, VP of Worldwide Sales for Bytesphere Technologies. "the Oidview program has the most advanced SNMP Mib Manager and UI compiler available, and is fully capable of compiling both standard and vendor proprietary definitions."
Furthermore, using ByteSphere's patent-pending MIBSense and MIBAcquire technologies, the MIB complier will automatically search for needed definitions, and download and install any needed MIBS. It examines mibwalks as well as live SNMP agents. Oidview Professional also makes it possible to capture SNMP traps and compile MIBs at the touch of a button.
The Oidview professional software is a one of a kind tool that includes a Mib Browser, SNMP trap manager console, physical and logical interface analysis (iGrid), Performance Poller, physical device and card layout (Entity-MIB), and PDUtrace tool in one application. These applications are designed to automatically determine the correct vendor for SNMP applications using both built in MIB libraries and online databases.
Monitoring network attached devices is an important part of keeping computer systems running efficiently and effectively, said Stark. "ByteSphere's SNMP Trap Receiver through its detection, capture, and trap forwarding performs a crucial function and can aid in the detection of asynchronous events. When used in conjunction with the alerting capabilities of the Notifier and event-based launching of scripts it can even help to repair them. By using windows compatible software to capture and send SNMP traps, we are able to monitor and manage problems before they cause downtime."
Included in the Oidview update, Bytesphere has released new fault management software including an SNMP trap manager and trap console and a event-based Notifier plug in. The Notifier is triggered by events and then can send email, SMS messages (SMPP protocol), messages to an alphanumeric pager (SNPP protocol), execute an external program or script, send an SNMP Trap, or log to the NT Event Log. ByteSphere has also released a QoS (Quality Of Service), analysis product for Cisco Systems IOS Routers and Switches running QoS. The Cisco-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB browser module can detect and discover the complex system of policies and traffic classes that define and control traffic flows. This makes it possible to verify complex configurations via SNMP and see how changes have affected the hierarchical Qos configuration.
ByteSphere® is a Boston based software company specializing in Network Management. ByteSphere's flagship product, OidView, provides the IT industry with an integrated SNMP MIB Browser and Fault Management solution as well as modular add-on applications implementing new technologies. ByteSphere has worked with numerous hardware vendors in creating integrated network analysis solutions as well as performed interoperability testing between various network management software packages and literally thousands of hardware platforms from hundreds of household name vendors.