BlueCat Networks announced the latest release of Proteus, a scalable IP Address Management (IPAM) platform. Proteus 3.7 delivers enhanced usability, scalability, seamless network integration and virtualization support.
Key Features of Proteus Version 3.7:
Quick actions – Administrators can now perform common day-to-day actions such as adding hosts, IP addresses and DHCP information directly from the Proteus home page. By providing a method for adding DNS and IP data, Proteus reduces the time required to perform common tasks by up to 80 percent.
The streamlined user interface includes pull-down menus that remove the need to remember IPs and zones and pre-selection of first available IP address for even quicker task completion, even by novice users. Full workflow integration, approval controls and auditing ensure accountability and compliance.
Virtualization support – Proteus and the Adonis DNS/DHCP software solution now support both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. BlueCat Networks is the only IPAM vendor to support multiple hypervisors, giving customers a choice of virtualization platforms.
Enhanced support for IPv6 – The Proteus IPAM platform provides the industry’s most comprehensive IPv6 support for critical management services including NTP, SSH and SNMP. Proteus is a technology for transitioning to IPv6 and managing IPv6 and IPv4 environments from a single interface.
Enhanced network discovery and integration – New LLDP-based Layer 2 discovery gives organizations greater visibility and access to critical information for switches and routers. Proteus offers built-in IPv4 and IPv6 discovery and reconciliation at no extra charge.
Reconciliation policies – Reconciliation acceptance policies allow administrators to create acceptance criteria to automate the reconciliation of network discovery data in order to enforce network policies and reclaim unused, but reserved network space.
DHCP templates – Administrators can now assign a DHCP template to individual IP addresses or groups of addresses in order to automatically inherit common DHCP settings and options, simplifying DHCP management and reducing time and effort.