The network management space continues to gain attention as telecom carriers and wireless operators continue to improve services, while expanding their respective networks. Besides the announcement of better software tools to improve network traffic management, a range of measures were proposed to further enhance the quality and capabilities of network services this past week in the network management sector.
In her latest column, TMCnet web editor Rachel Ramsey wrote that network management is a crucial way for organizations to ensure uptime, keep costs down and increase productivity and efficiency by enhancing the operation, administration and provisioning of networks and related assets within a network. Ramsey wrote, “One key aspect of network management is the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems and issues that may impact a network’s performance.”
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TMCnet contributing writer Jacqueline Lee reported that Windows IT Pro magazine named Desktop Central 8 by ManageEngine (News - Alert) as one of its Top 10 Windows Server administration tool for 2013. The report shows that with Desktop Central 8, ManageEngine is targeting enterprises that want to standardize and secure their networks. It also offers another version, Desktop Central MSP, a complete desktop management tool for MSPs.
ManageEngine also received four accolades at the 2013 Global Excellence Awards hosted by Info Security Products Guide. The company won one gold, one silver and two bronzes at the awards ceremony, reported contributor Carolyn J. Dawson. ManageEngine’s Firewall Analyzer, a firewall log and configuration tracking software, was awarded Gold in the category “Best Deployment and Case Studies Asia-Pacific”. While in the “Most Innovative Security Product” category, the Firewall Analyzer received the Bronze. Similarly, its EventLog Analyzer, an IT compliance and event log administration software for SIEM, received Silver in the category “Security Information/Event Management (SIEM)”. It secured the Bronze prize in the category “Best Deployment and Case Studies USA”.
Dawson also reported that Arbor Networks was recently named as a technology associate by Cadre Computer Resources Co. With the inclusion of Arbor, an international Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, mitigation specialist, Cadre has further extended its premier group of technology associates, wrote Dawson.
In another report, TMCnet contributor Ed Silverstein reported that China Telecom (News - Alert) Europe (CTE) plans to build an “Information Silk Road,” which links Europe, China, East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. As per the report, CTE recently selected Etisalat's (News - Alert) Smarthub for data services and network capabilities. “It will help the company expand in the Middle East market, according to AMEinfo.com,” wrote Silverstein. The reports says that the new product will provide them advances in multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and high-speed international private leased circuit (IPLS).
Contributng writer Rory Lidstone reported that Canadian telecom provider Telus has selected Openwave (News - Alert) Mobility's Media Optimizer to improve its video quality of experience (QoE). The report shows that Media Optimizer is a video optimization solution that not only optimizes Web and video traffic on mobile networks, but manages congestion down to individual subscribers.
Lastly, Tokyo-based NTT Communications (News - Alert) proposed a range of measures designed to further enhance the quality and capabilities of Arcstar Global Network Services, reported contributor Madhubanti Rudra. These measures were presented at Arcstar Carrier Forum 2013 in Japan.