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Network Ferret Description


Designed for OEM, Network Ferret is a JAVA-based, enterprise-class discovery and topology engine. Network Ferret can be embedded (or used as a server for non-Java applications) within your application in a matter of days, not months. Field-tested for more than ten years, Network Ferret delivers a new metric of performance and breadth of discovery. Which means you can focus R&D dollars on strategic technology and never lose another customer over inaccurate discovery.


Network Ferret Key Features

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The Network Ferret Discovery Engine combines four key features into a comprehensive discovery and topology solution.


1 - Network Ferret Discovery Engine - Designed for OEM, Network Ferret is an enterprise-class discovery engine that is easily embedded in network management applications. The engine provides accurate discovery of basic nodes, VMWare, layer 2, layer 3 and ATM connectivity. Network Ferret scales to large networks yet does not place a burden on networks, especially routers. Network Ferret supports both standard MIBs and non-standard MIBs. Network Ferret is highly configurable with user defined parameters that:

         Control Scope of Discovery

         Define Performance Parameters

         Enable/Disable Discovery Features


2 - QA Tools - A re-creatable test environment is the basis for any QA testing. Network Ferret QA Tools facilitate testing by enabling developers to consistently recreate the same topology by capturing and replaying a given discovery in real or natural time.


3 - Field Support Tools - Responsive customer support is essential to maintaining customer satisfaction. Network Ferret Field Support tools speed the diagnosis of occasional problems in the field. Automated MIB Dumps and Comprehensive Logging enable field support to gather relevant information for analysis. Field Discovery Recording helps get to the root cause of customer issues faster. Discoveries can be recorded in the field as part of the embedded application, enabling support to quickly recreate, diagnose and solve customer support issues.


4 - Designed for OEM - Network Ferret is designed from the ground up for OEM making this the easiest way to integrate a discovery engine into your NMS application.

         Integrates within host application via simple JAVA API.

         Can run as a server for non-Java applications.

         Executes from the host application.

         Highly configurable to meet specific requirements.

         External message repository simplifies language localization.

         Tech-transfer & training programs guarantees rapid integration and product launch


"Partnering with AMT has been a positive experience. We found Network Ferret to be accurate, efficient and straightforward to work with."

Manuel Stopnicki - CTO, InfoVista

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