Dartware Helps Federal Network Managers Prepare for IPv6 Deadline: New InterMapper 5.0 Release Includes Support for IPv6 and Database Functionality

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Dartware, developer of InterMapper network monitoring and mapping software, has released version 5.0 which includes support for the IPv6 protocol.

That means that InterMapper's network maps, performance and traffic monitoring, reports, and alerts will cover any Federal agency network infrastructure - even after their upgrade.

Dartware, developer of InterMapper network monitoring and mapping software, has released version 5.0 which includes support for the IPv6 protocol. "This is an important release for our Federal agency customers who have a mandate to upgrade their backbone networks to handle IPv6," says Rich Brown, Dartware CEO. "One problem they foresee post-upgrade is a lack of network management tools that can track IPv6. We wanted to be sure the InterMapper was ready for them."

IPv6 replaces IPv4, the current Internet protocol. It allows the creation of more IP addresses and security and network management enhancements. The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has directed all federal agencies to upgrade their networks to be IPv6-capable by June 30, 2008. "InterMapper 5.0 is able to monitor devices that have IPv6 addresses and supports IPv6 client connections," explains Brown. "That means that InterMapper's network maps, performance and traffic monitoring, reports, and alerts will cover any Federal agency network infrastructure - even after their upgrade."

In addition to network monitoring and mapping, InterMapper 5.0 also includes these new features:

A new InterMapper Database acts as a central repository for data collected from several InterMapper servers. The Database holds event history (ups/downs/alerts) as well historical chart data, as well as snapshot data (maps, devices, interfaces, etc.) that describe the state of each server's managed. The InterMapper Database organizes the data efficiently and provides the means to respond to queries using SQL statements.

Enhanced Nagios Plug-in Support - InterMapper has long supported command-line probes and supplied a template to support specific Nagios plug-ins. In Version 5.0, administrators can set a flag in a command-line probe to direct InterMapper to interpret the performance data (PERFDATA) supplied in the plug-in's output and make it available for display. A new template provides a formatted display of Nagios plug-in perfdata output.

Dartware LLC develops the InterMapper® family of network mapping and monitoring software. InterMapper earns a quick return on investment by proactively alerting administrators to potential slow-downs, crashes, and other business interruptions. Its real-time, color-coded maps and other displays provide users with an instant view of their network and device status. Dartware's software is installed in financial services, healthcare, retail, education, government, non-profit, WISP and ISP organizations around the world. For more information, visit Dartware.com.

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