Cabletron unveiled Smart Alert Services at Networld Interop in Atlanta this week, which it claims can alert users to potential problems on their networks even before devices fail.
Unlike traditional network management systems that often cannot detect problems until a device fails, Cabletron attests that Smart Alert Services is proactive because it adds intelligence to network equipment, enabling it to notify the offering of likely failures. It is aimed at Internet Service Providers, carriers and large enterprises.
Rick Meares, Cabletron's vice president of professional network technology services, said: "Smart Alert Services work with network management systems to help them recognise which devices have burnt out and better understand probable causes. Network management systems only identify problems if devices have failed. This identifies symptoms."
The product is available now and works with third party network management systems and Cabletron's own Spectrum offering..
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