Automatically Discovers Entire Network; Draws Live, Up-to-Date L2 Network Map
PLEASANTON, Calif. - November 13, 2013 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the launch of TopoMapper Plus, the L2 network mapping software. TopoMapper Plus automatically discovers the network and renders a live, up-to-date L2 map of the data center or enterprise network.
The company will be launching its new product just in time for the London DCIM Meetup it will be sponsoring on November 19, 2013, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The DCIM Meetup helps IT and data center admins connect, socialize and discuss the DCIM best practices.
A network map is necessary to understand how the devices in the network connect to each other. The map provides visibility into the network, and when there is a fault, it helps to troubleshoot without any delay. However, without a topographical map, network admins must manually draw the diagram using drawing tools such as Visio. Manual mapping is a time-consuming, never-ending task at organizations that must constantly update their maps to ensure those maps accurately reflect the frequent changes in their network device inventories.
"Automating scans of the data center ensures that the L2 network map posted on the NOC wall is accurate and up to date," said Dev Anand, director of product management at ManageEngine. "TopoMapper Plus helps IT and network administrators by discovering the entire network and drawing a map that shows all the devices. The reports and alerts in TopoMapper Plus keep users informed about L2 changes, including recently added and removed network devices."
TopoMapper discovers the network - both LAN and WAN - and draws a network map using SNMP, CDP and LLDP protocols. After the discovery process, it automatically draws the map of the network. Network admins seeking still more network insight can convert TopoMapper into an OpManager installation to gain VMware monitoring, network monitoring, 3D maps and a broad range of other network and data center infrastructure management functions.
The company's TopoMapper Plus announcement comes just days before the DCIM Meetup in London. "Managing large data centers under today's tremendous economic and environmental pressures drains energy," said David C. Howell, European director of ManageEngine. "Meetups give these administrators a chance to re-energize themselves with knowledge-sharing from peers, analysts and vendors from the industry. Free beer with a bit of technology is a good mix!"
ManageEngine TopoMapper Plus will be available for download on November 19, 2013. Pricing starts at $495 for unlimited devices and map with a single user license. Additional users cost $195. A free 30-day trail of the product is also available. Download the product at http://www.manageengine.com/products/topomapper/download.html.
For more information about TopoMapper Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/products/topomapper/index.html. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
ManageEngine TopoMapper Plus is an easy-to-use network diagramming tool that automatically scans the entire data center and produces live maps with exact device mappings. Network and data center administrators who are using manual techniques such as drawing the map in Visio can switch to TopoMapper Plus for an automated and hassle-free scan. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/products/topomapper/index.html.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 72,000 established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.