IP Address Management Is Not An Option Anymore, It’s A Necessity

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Let’s understand why IP address management is not an option anymore for businesses and organizations of all sizes and sectors.

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IP Address Management Is Not An Option Anymore, It’s A Necessity

  1. 1. IP Address Management is Not an Option Anymore, It’s a Necessity..!! IPAM for ALL – Small, Medium & Large EnterprisesIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 1
  2. 2. AgendaLet’s understand why IP address management is not an optionanymore for businesses and organizations of all sizes and sectors.»The Need for IPAM»Key Benefits of IPAM»Requirements of IT Teams in Organizations»What SolarWinds IPAM OffersIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 2
  3. 3. The Need for IP Address Management» It’s the era of IPv6, corporate networks are expanding with an increase of IP-enabled devices.» IT infrastructure is evolving into a large and complex framework that will be unwieldy to manage without the right resources.» As a network administrator, you need to be able to monitor and manage the configuration and changes happening on your network.» IP address allocation, reservation, tracking and management could be really hard if you are still thinking about having spreadsheets to manually update IP addresses changes and subnet masks.» Centralizing and automating IPAM solutions is the need of the hour.IP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 3
  4. 4. Key Benefits of IP Address Management» Automation: Automated IP address scanning enables you to scan your subnets and update your server with all the dynamic changes happening on IP addresses as they are allocated and reserved. Automation will  Help improve operational efficiency, and  Save you a ton of time and manual effort» Centralized IP Address Management: When the organization is spread across locations, centralized IP address management will help keep all network admins in sync with the IP address allocation and changes. You need an enterprise system to:  Keep track of used IP addresses, IP address ranges, IP exclusions, etc.  Alerted on IP address space utilization by subnets, DHCP scopes, etc.  Locate IP addresses quickly and easily for managementIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 4
  5. 5. Key Benefits of IPAM (contd.)» DHCP/DNS Server Management: IPAM could be your DDI solution for centralized DHCP/DNS management & monitoring of DHCP and DNS servers. In addition to offering IPAM solution, a DDI software could be used for:  Managing automatic and dynamic assignment of IP addresses to devices with DHCP  Monitoring name-to-IP with DNS and IP-to-name with reverse DNS» IPv6 Migration: IPAM tools can help you  Plan and coordinate your migration from IPv4 to IPv6 smartly and effectively  Allow you to create and test multiple scenarios before implementation to improve preparedness» Tackling BYOD: Bring Your Own Device trend causes an explosion of IP addresses to manage as employees bring in personal notebooks and smartphones into the corporate network. IPAM software will help you monitor and manage all IP address allocation and changes.IP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 5
  6. 6. Key Benefits of IPAM (contd.)» Security: As the IP space is constantly faced with growing IP addresses, network security calls for robust and more comprehensive security measures that include  Controlling access privileges to personnel managing IP addresses  User delegation to keep a check on who makes changes, when and where» Compliance, Reporting & Audit Trail: Especially for federal and government agencies, compliance and network security audits are key to ensuring service delivery. IPAM tools help you to  Perform detailed event recording to track the IP address changes across your network  Store historical IP address tracking data for compliance and reporting purposesIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 6
  7. 7. Requirements of IT Teams in Organizations» Small-scale companies are starting to move away from using spread-sheet based or homegrown tools to automate and centralize IP address, DHCP and DNS management.» Mid-market organizations are looking to take control of the BYOD scenario, alongside the need for automation and centralized IP address management.» Large enterprises have to comply with IPv6 migration as they continue to outgrow their IP space. There’s always the highly prioritized requirement for automation to improve operational efficiency and productivity. An all- round DDI software could address these needs of IT teams in large organizations.» Government and federal agencies face a more stringent requirement of security, compliance and reporting in all areas of network management.IP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 7
  8. 8. What SolarWinds IPAM Offers» SolarWinds IP Address Manager provides you with the agility and scalability to monitor and manage the entire IP space of your corporate networks.» With the growing need to face problems of management and security to tackle BYOD, IPv6 migration, etc., and to do away with existing spreadsheet-based IP address management, organizations and agencies of all sizes have the requirement for IPAM software.» SolarWinds IPAM gives you the opportunity to realize benefits of increased ROI and simplified network administration quickly and significantly.IP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 8
  9. 9. Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds IPAM» Powerful, centralized DHCP management for Microsoft® DHCP services, monitoring for Microsoft DNS, and monitoring for Cisco® DHCP servers.» Intuitive web interface for simple, click-of-a-button management & IP address planning» Automated IP address scanning customizable to your needs» Global search feature to track down any IP in seconds along with historical address tracking» Real-time top 10 lists for “at-a-glance” visibility into your IP space» Role-based access control and detailed event recording to track who made what change» Quick and easy installation for deployment in under an hour Centralized IP Address Management Historical IP Address TrackingIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 9
  10. 10. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds IP Address Manager Free ToolIP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! --- Click any of the links above --- 10
  11. 11. Thank You!IP Address Management is Not an OptionAnymore, It’s a Necessity..!! 11

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