Two small networking suppliers have launched network configuration management products designed to give IT managers greater control over switches, routers and other network devices made by different companies.
Rendition Networks unveiled Version 2.0 of its TrueControl configuration management software, as well as a pair of configuration control appliances.
Meanwhile, AlterPoint upgraded its DeviceAuthority software.
The market for configuration management technology is starting to take off because so many companies are putting more demands on their networks by adding web services and data-rich applications such as multimedia.
Large networking companies such Cisco Systems sell configuration management tools, but only for their own devices.