Siemon introduces automated infrastructure management software interface EagleEye Connect
The automated infrastructure management (AIM) system monitors and automatically documents physical layer connections and device status.
Siemon recently announced EagleEye Connect, an automated infrastructure management (AIM) software system that, the company explained, “automatically monitors and documents physical layer connections and device status for unparalleled network visualization, improved network security, better management of IT assets, reduced downtime and increased staff productivity.”
EagleEye Connect is the central interface for Siemon’s MapIT G2 Automated Infrastructure Management system; it is “a server-based software solution that collects, monitors and stores network intelligence data from innovative MapIT G2 Master Control Panels and Smart Patch Panels available in Category 6 UTP, Category 6A F/UTP and UTP, and Category 7A F/STP for copper patch panels, and in singlemode and multimode MTP-to-LC and LC-to-LC enclosures for fiber,” the company explained.
“With security a top concern and downtime primarily caused by IT personnel making errors when configuring changes, today’s IT leaders need nonstop monitoring of all IT assets and methods to improve accuracy and productivity,” commented Tony Veatch, Siemon’s director of product management. “We have designed EagleEye Connect with enhanced security features that prevent loss of data and help to ensure compliance with security regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley,” he added. “That combined with the ability to speed response time and improve accuracy of moves, adds and changes significantly reduces downtime and operating expense. The software’s ability to document network assets in real time also allows our customers to maximize utilization of their switch ports and rack space for reduced capital expense.”
Siemon specifically pointed out the following six network-management features of EagleEye Connect, which the company said are user-friendly.
- Navigation tree showing hierarchical relationship of all network assets down to the port and device level
- Realistic graphical views of floors with device locations and front-and-back views of racks with patch connections
- Graphical end-to-end circuit traces from the switch port to the end device
- Real-time database with autodiscovery to automatically maintain updated inventory
- 24/7 monitoring and alerts of unauthorized connection/disconnections and movement of IT equipment and devices
- Efficient work order management for creating, assigning, managing and tracking work orders
The software solution includes what Siemon called “a comprehensive reporting function that facilitates planning for growth or changes, including inventory and capacity reports to show available ports and rack spaces.” The company also noted that EagleEye Connect can be accessed from anywhere via a web browser, and that it can monitor, manage, and protect networks across multiple facilities and sites around the world.