A US network integrator has started shipping an applications suite in an attempt to integrate network management functions such as alarm management, trend analysis, correlation and reporting.
Tavve Software's technology is based on IBM's Netview and Hewlett-Packard's Network Node Manager network management software and is intended to exploit rather than duplicate or replace existing capabilities.
Valerie O'Connell, an analyst with the Aberdeen Group, said Tavve's offering could be used to extend the life of the two systems.
"The products are well conceived technically and make great business sense, extending the value of established network management investments. Tavve's value proposition makes a world of common sense, and implants new software into existing, productive implementations of Netview and Network Node Manager," she added.
Tavve's three software modules - its flagship Eventwatch offering, PRM and Quickview - include the prefix tsc, which stands for Tavve Software Corp, and are sold separately, although they can be integrated into a single suite to provide network monitoring, fast event identification and business views of a network.
Eventwatch is an event correlation application, which looks at the symptoms of a network problem from its root cause and provides event management and alarm notification. PRM is a suite of snap in, Web based performance reporting modules, and Quickview is a self configuring menuing system, which connects support personnel directly with the relevant tools, routines and devices.
Nick Francis, Tavve's president and chief executive said the software could also perform service level management in "a detailed fashion across the enterprise and correlation across frame relay clouds".
He added that it also had reporting capabilities. "We do what Concord Communications' Smarts and Desktalk Systems' Trend do in a single package with a single interface," he claimed.
Tavve was founded in 1994 by Anthony Edwards, a network developer and integrator, and Francis joined the company in 1998. It received its second round of investment, $1.5 million from New World Ventures, earlier this year.
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