Physical Layer Management

This edition looks at iTracs Physical Layer Manager 8.0. We also scope out products from Gigamon, Insightix and X1 Technologies.

March 10, 2006

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iTracs Physical Layer Manager 8.0
The latest release of Physical Layer Manager automatically identifies the physical locations of devices, traces physical connectivity, automatically updates CAD drawings when changes occur, and continually monitors the network for unauthorized devices or logins. With the addition of the iTracs iLogin module, version 8 also can determine if users really are who they claim to be. iTracs iLogin works in concert with building entry-card readers, for instance, to verify that a person logging in actually entered the building. Price depends on the number of connections being managed.
Starts at $25,000. iTracs, (877) 948-7227.

Gigamon Systems GigaVue-MP 2.0
Gigamon Systems has rolled out GigaVue-MP 2.0, which adds advanced mapping and 10 Gigabit scalability to its enterprise-class, out-of-band data-access switch. The new 10 Gigabit "GigaLink" stacking architecture lets you interconnect multiple GigaVue data-access switches to form a contiguous out-of-band data-access switching fabric, which in turn lets the system adapt to a growing network. Version 2.0 also includes a new mapping-filter capability to ensure optimal traffic loads at each tool by logically dividing and mapping the traffic to individual tools.
$17,995 base unit; $2,995 per module, Gigamon Systems, 408-512-2648.

Insightix DID Collector Lite
Insightix, the developer of real-time IT discovery, monitoring and auditing solutions, has released DID Collector Lite. The new version provides real-time network-discovery capabilities in an easy-to-install Windows application. Key DID Collector Lite features include: Inventory Discovery, Topology Mapping and Alerting. These features allow for a complete inventory of all network elements and their associated properties, a precise and searchable topology map and real-time warnings regarding IT infrastructure changes.
Starts at $895, Insightix, (404) 869-0694.

X1 Technologies X1 Enterprise Edition 2.5
The latest release of the enterprise search platform from X1 Technologies features the new X1 Cluster Manager, which lets IT administrators remotely install and manage X1 servers and provides central management capabilities; a new Content Connector for Interwoven that searches on data residing in Worksite 8.0; and new X1 SDKs for extending the X1 platform to existing systems and processes. Its open architecture is best seen in the X1 Server SDK and X1 Client SDK, which let users index new or custom data sources and integrate the search results directly into existing applications and processes.
Starts at $15,000 per year. X1 Technologies, (626) 229-3050.

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