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Enterprise

Platform
IP AddressIPAM
Management
Spreadsheets Have Failed You

Proteus IP Address Management (IPAM) Platform

As networks have grown, so has the complexity of managing IP


infrastructure. There has been an explosion in the number of IP networks
and connected devices, and networks that may have had a few hundred
IP addresses a decade ago, can now run into the thousands, as more
and more devices (VoIP phones, RFID devices, PDAs, etc.) connect to the
network. Spreadsheets dont cut it.

BlueCat Networks Proteus IPAM Platform provides organizations with


the platform they need to manage their growing IP infrastructure. With
the ability to track and allocate IP addresses and networks, as well as the
tools to accurately model IP data, Proteus allows organizations to move
away from spreadsheets and homegrown systems to a complete IPAM
solution. Proteus provides organizations with the integration they need
to ensure accurate data and global visibility, while leveraging existing
systems to turn once disparate systems into IPAM-enabled assets.

Traditional IP Address Management tools, such as spreadsheets or


homegrown tools, can no longer keep up with this massive growth, and
cannot integrate with other IT management structures, data repositories
and automation processes.

Proteus provides a complete solution for managing and maintaining a


distributed heterogeneous network environment. It has the ability to
manage DNS and DHCP services for Microsoft Windows, in addition to
managing BlueCats Adonis DNS/DHCP physical and virtual appliances.

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Proteus
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Introducing IPAM Intelligence


For most organizations, the ability to track and allocate IP addresses is not enough. In order to deal with
the rate of IP and network expansion, an innovative approach to IP Address Management is needed.
BlueCats Proteus IPAM platform goes beyond simple IP tracking to deliver true IPAM Intelligence, allowing
administrators to centrally manage their increasingly complex IP infrastructure with sophisticated tools
and enterprise level functionality.
Proteus innovative design delivers enhanced management, control, visibility, continuity and integration
to the enterprise for IP Address Management, DNS and DHCP services.

Management

Proteus provides administrators with a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use management platform that reduces
the time and effort administrators spend configuring and managing their growing IP infrastructure.
Proteus IPAM tools allow administrators to model out their existing IP networks and allocated IP
addresses, as well as find and allocate new IP addresses and networks. Coupled with IP Reconciliation,
which automates IP address discovery and reclamation, Proteus provides the tools needed to simplify
and automate IP Address Management.

Control

Proteus centralizes control of network services and resources, with delegated access, which provides
multiple-administrators the ability to modify DNS, DHCP and IP information. With support for dozens
of administrators and granular control, Proteus allows access control to be designated for any aspect
of DNS, DHCP or IPAM. With built in error checking, Data Validation, Data Restoration and Workflow,
Proteus provides the ability to delegate administration with the confidence that errors can be detected
before they are deployed.

Visibility

Proteus provides organizations with a complete real-time view of their DNS, DHCP and IP infrastructure.
Administrators can view IP addresses and related information on any device managed by Proteus.
Comprehensive audit trails track all DNS, DHCP and IPAM changes, providing a detailed history of all
events and changes with on-demand reports. Combined with built-in monitoring for DNS and DHCP
service usage, Proteus ensures administrators are up-to-date and aware of their DNS, DHCP and IPAM
environment.

Continuity

Given the critical nature of DNS, DHCP and IP services, organizations cannot tolerate a system outage.
In order to safeguard against potential service outages, BlueCat provides extensive failover, high
availability and disaster recovery features. With the ability to cluster multiple DNS/DHCP appliances
together, Proteus protects against a single system failure to provide organizations a robust DNS, DHCP
and IPAM solution that shields against costly network down time or service disruption.

Integration

As networks continue to grow, organizations are challenged by how to integrate their infrastructure.
Proteus allows customers to leverage their existing network investments and provide IPAM across their
current infrastructure without needing to replace their existing infrastructure. Proteus integrates with
Microsoft Windows DNS and DHCP to command and control Windows environments, in addition to
BlueCats own Adonis DNS/DHCP physical or virtual appliances.

Proteus
allows an
administrator
to get a grasp
on the entire
network.

IP Address Management

If you are
looking to
control costs and
automate IPAM
management, wed
advise you choose
BlueCat.

BlueCats Proteus IPAM appliance provides


organizations with a complete IPAM solution.
Combining BlueCats own secure operating
system
with
BlueCats
enterprise
IPAM
application, where all software, patches and
updates are handled by BlueCat Networks.
Proteus removes the need for administrators
to install and maintain additional software or
operating systems, saving administrative time
and effort. In addition to this, all Proteus physical
appliances provide hardware redundancy with
hot-swappable hard drives and power supplies,
as well as redundant components. Proteus also
provides optional IPMI support for out-of-band
management, allowing administrators to access
the system remotely in case of a network or
power failure.

IPAM
Goes

BlueCats Proteus IPAM virtual appliances are


based on BlueCats award-winning physical
appliances.
Combining
BlueCats
secure
operating system, along with enterprise-level
DNS, DHCP and IPAM provides customers with
a virtual appliance that can be easily deployed
and maintained. Virtualization allows companies
to lower operational costs by consolidating
services, whether in the datacenter or at the
branch office, reducing hardware footprint and
lowering energy consumption. Organizations
will now be able to rapidly provision DNS and
DHCP for capacity handling, as well as relocate
services from one server to another for enhanced
disaster recovery support all without having to
install any additional physical systems.

North American
Corporate/R&D
Headquarters:
502-4101 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2P 1N6
Phone: +1.416.646.8400
Fax: +1.416.225.4728
Toll Free: +1.866.895.6931

European Head Office:


BlueCat Networks BV
Herengracht 466-2
1017CA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 3200 490

United Kingdom
BlueCat Networks Europe
Merlin House
Brunel Road
Theale Berkshire RG7 4AB
Phone: +44.118.902.6680
Fax: +44.118.902.6401

Germany
BlueCat Networks
(Zentraleuropa)
Altrottstrasse 31
D-69190 Walldorf, Germany
Telephone: +49.6227.38489.10
Fax: +49.6227.38489.18

Asia Pacific Head Office


1 Fullerton Road
#02-01
Singapore 049213
Phone: +65 6832 5124
Fax: +65 6408 3801

Shanghai, China
12/F, Shui On Plaza, No. 333 Huai
Hai Zhong Rd
Luwan District
Shanghai, China

US Offices:
Reston, VA
1818 Library Street
Suite 500
Reston, VA
20190
Phone: +1.703.956.3551

Atlanta, GA
1165 Sanctuary Parkway
Suite 260
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: +1.770.777.2461
Fax: +1.770.777.2464

Chicago, IL
300 East 5th Avenue
Suite 440
Naperville, IL
60563
Phone: +1.630.946.6297

Philadelphia, PA
1500 Market Street
12th Floor / East Tower
Philadelphia, PA
19102
Phone: +1.215.246.3400

Los Angeles,CA
4640 Campus Drive
Suite 103
Newport Beach, CA
92660
Phone: +1.949.260.8444

Beijing, China
D202/2502 Topbox, No. 69
West Beichen Road
Chaoyang District,
Beijing China, 100029
Phone:+ 86.10.8202.4226
Fax: +86.10.8202.6488

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