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BlueCat Networks Wins Network World IPAM Clear Choice Award

Head-to-head product review puts BlueCat on top for ease-of-use and flexibility.

December 10, 2007; 10:43 AM

BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company™, today announced that it has won Network World Magazine’s “Clear Choice” IP Address Management (IPAM) technologies award. In the article titled, “Tools cure IP address-management headaches,” reviewer John Bass notes, “There are two things that stand out with the BlueCat solution - ease of use and simple licensing. The Web interface is consistent across functions, easy to navigate and made all features easy to configure and use.”

On December 3, 2007, Network World Magazine issued the results of a head-to-head comparison of the industry’s leading IP Address Management solutions. Included in that review were BlueCat Networks' Proteus and Adonis, Alcatel-Lucent’s VitalQIP, BT DiamondIP’s IPControl, and Crypton Computers’ EasyIP. For the test, the magazine defined IP Address Management as:

  • Managing the tasks included with maintaining a list of active and available IP addresses for each subnet of the test enterprise network;
  • The data which characterizes the addresses;
  • Management of the services necessary to make the names and IP addresses usable on the network; and
  • All access control and user roles for individuals who would need to use the system.

In a very close contest, BlueCat Networks’ Proteus and Adonis solutions edged out the competition and were given solid marks for ease-of-use, simple licensing and their ability to scale – specifically, the ability to scale down. Additionally, Network World praised the Adonis solution as an inexpensive package for DHCP/DNS needs not offered by other vendors, as well as Proteus’ ability to set up multiple configurations.

“We are thrilled with the results of the review,” said Michael Hyatt, CEO and co-founder, BlueCat Networks. “What is extraordinary to us is the fact that we went head-to-head with solutions that have been in the IP address management business for more than a decade and came out on top. Network World is widely recognized as a top industry publication and to receive such a positive review of our products is quite an honor.”
Network World organized the issues surrounding IPAM into four groups: IP address data import and export, feature set, scalability, service and support. The publication noted, “If you are looking to control your recurring costs and you would like to have your IPAM system automate all management and service configuration issues, we’d advise you to choose BlueCat. It is an appliance-based system that charges by the unit instead of by the number of managed IP addresses. It has an easy-to-use interface and the company’s professional services personnel are very knowledgeable.”

“This award further validates the IPAM space and our place atop it,” added Mr. Hyatt. “Our customers have told us for some time that our Proteus IPAM platform was setting new standards for IP management ease-of-use and functionality, so it’s great to see that reputable publications like Network World confirm this perception.”

BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company™, is a leading provider of enterprise-class IP Address Management (IPAM) platforms and secure DNS / DHCP network administration appliances.

Thousands of BlueCat’s award-winning Proteus™ IPAM platforms and Adonis™ family of DNS/DHCP appliances have been successfully deployed to meet the rising IP management demands of small-medium enterprises, government, military, financial services, retail and manufacturing organizations worldwide. Please visit

David Martinek, BlueCat Networks, (416) 646-8415, [email protected]

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