Network administrators like few things better than tools that make network monitoring and administration easier and more efficient. After all, keeping the network running keeps the customers happy, which keeps the boss content, no matter if you are monitoring a small Windows NT network with 400 nodes or a worldwide, 18,000-node heterogeneous environment. Mission-critical means just that, and Hewlett-Packard's Version 6.0 of Network Node Manager (NNM) meets the challenge of supporting mission-critical networks.
Stories by Victor R. Garza
Cisco Systems' recently announced CiscoWorks 2000, showcased at Atlanta's NetWorld+Interop and shipping now, is the company's attempt to give administrators using Cisco networks a clear view of the horizon - at least as far as the year 2000. During my tests, I found this Web-based suite provided a strong interface and solid set of tools for Cisco-based enterprises.