Alcatel-Lucent Introduces a New Appliance for IP Management

Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new IP management appliance, the VitalQIP Appliance Manager (AM) with the company saying this new product provides the power of Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading VitalQIP solution, comprising domain name server (DNS), dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) and IP address management (IPAM) functionality, all within an easy to deploy appliance designed for enterprise workgroup applications and for managed services providers (MSPs).

The rapid spread of VoIP solutions, the need for improved network security and the prospect of transitioning to IPv6 are driving the demand for advanced IP management capabilities enterprise wide, including at the workgroup level.

Alcatel-Lucent VitalQIP AM enables enterprises to efficiently configure, automate, integrate and administer the Alcatel-Lucent DNS and DHCP appliance across local or global networks. The pre-packaged appliance provides an affordable and highly reliable distributed solution for improving network management efficiency by automating critical IP address services deployment, simplifying remote software upgrades and centralising additional service management.

The VitalQIP Appliance Management software is a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that allows status monitoring of the appliance to more effectively manage remote services within the network. The software features a central database of appliances and maintains version history by appliance. A preloaded, hardened Red Hat Linux operating system and token-based authentication help ensure security in customer networks.

The software enables automatic version upgrades, secure communication between the management station and the remote appliance, remote starting and stopping of services, DNS high availability via “pairs” and complete centralised monitoring, all through a web-based management GUI.

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