HP is to launch a new network configuration management system that will improve the way users can view and manage their network assets.
HP is expected to unveil the system later this summer, with the technology based on a licensed product from Voyence.
The company says the Voyence technology will allow it to offer customers end-to-end network lifecycle management.
The new HP OpenView Network Configuration Manager will enable firms to collect configuration data from multi-vendor routers, hubs and switches, and to track changes made to these devices.
The new system can maintain an up-to-date record of who accesses which devices, and the software also provides security, audit and compliance features.
The system includes modelling technology that allows network managers to virtually configure devices in software, before they are actually deployed. It can be used to discover whether changes made to devices will negatively impact on the network, for instance.
OpenView Network Configuration Manager can work as a stand-alone solution or be integrated with other HP OpenView tools. The product is expected to start shipping in August. No final prices have been released yet.