EMA Identifies Top Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) Solutions for Large Scale Operations

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New EMA Radar Report™ examines 16 industry-leading ENMS products for enterprises

Managing the network and what is running on it has expanded beyond the domain of the NOC in the large enterprise.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report titled, EMA Radar for Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS): Q4 2012. Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right ENMS products, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space based on key criteria defined by EMA Managing Research Director, Jim Frey, and EMA Principal Research Analyst, Tracy Corbo.

The term “network management” encompasses a broad spectrum of solutions, ranging from single point products and element management to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this Radar Report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems is defined as network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks. Evaluations were conducted based on extensive criteria in: deployment and administration, cost advantage, architecture and integration, functionality, and vendor strength.

“Managing the network and what is running on it has expanded beyond the domain of the NOC in the large enterprise,” said Corbo. “The emerging trend of ‘Everything IP’ is bringing more non-network devices onto the enterprise network. Server virtualization has added a whole new class of virtualized traffic, while BYOD and mobility has meant unplanned and unmonitored devices randomly jumping on and off the corporate wired and wireless networks. As a result, network monitoring and troubleshooting in today’s enterprise environments requires greater visibility and cooperation across IT domains.”

A detailed, comparative study of solutions from the following vendors is provided in the report:
-CA Technologies
-Kratos Networks
-Quest Software

Results identify key strengths and weaknesses and highlight characteristics, summarized in a detailed market map and Radar Chart – which includes a composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors.

“When it comes to the ENMS demands of large enterprises, scalability is of course high on list,” said Frey. “But increasingly, it’s the advanced features, the ability to integrate, and the ease of customization that represent the critical differences between one solution and another. Fortunately, our research shows that there is a broad range of highly functional ENMS choices in the market, so that rather than being concerned with basic network management capabilities, focus can be placed on finding solutions that meet the specific needs of any particular organization.”

The complete EMA Radar for Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS): Q4 2012 is available online at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php/2387/EMA-Radar-for-Enterprise-Network-Management-Systems-%28ENMS%29:-Q4-2012

The EMA Radar for Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS): Q4 2012 summary is available for free at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php/2388/Report-Summary---EMA-Radar-for-Enterprise-Network-Management-Systems-%28ENMS%29:-Q4-2012

Highlights from the on-demand Webinar – “Enterprise Network Management Systems Radar Report: The Heart and Soul of Network Availability” are available at: http://research.enterprisemanagement.com/network-management-systems-radar-report-on-demand-webinar-ws.html

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart, making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that specializes in providing deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

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