NHS trust replaces Cisco network monitoring platform with Castle Rock SNMPc system


NHS trust replaces Cisco network monitoring platform with Castle Rock SNMPc system

Antony Savvas

Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust is now monitoring its IT network across 150 sites using a system supplied by Teneo, which replaces a CiscoWorks platform.

The trust required a reliable, high-performance network management system that was scalable and suitable for a large distributed architecture.

It mostly uses Cisco networking equipment and Cisco recommended using Castle Rock SNMPc Enterprise, suggesting Teneo as provider.

SNMPc is a secure distributed network management system that delivers real-time network monitoring, allowing users to visualise and proactively monitor networks.

Using distributed polling agent architecture, it can monitor from hundreds to tens of thousands of network devices. Users can access its web-based dashboard consoles from any networked PC.

Benefits include trend analysis reports and real-time network mapping, which can give early warning of possible problems.

Andy Page, network manager at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, said, "SNMPc enables us to increase efficiency. If a red light shows on the SNMPc screen, we can get out to the problem straight away and sort out faults immediately.

"Our network is crucial. For example, we send the data results of over a million blood samples a year."

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