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Device42 – an easier alternative to Bluecat Proteus IPAM

Device42’s IP Address Management (IPAM) capabilities provide an easy to use, intuitive console for centralized visibility and control including IP tracking, IP assignments, and many other IP management functions

Here’s why Device42 is the better choice:

Solution Comparison

Device42 Core BlueCat Proteus
VRF Groups
Subnet Tree Functionality
Comprehensive Device Information
Integrated DNS and DHCP Management
Powerful REST APIs
Bulk Data Management
Single/Unified Product

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Making the switch is easy with migration utilities and imports.

Device42 has native auto-discovery that can be scheduled

With the base Bluecat IPAM you can’t run scheduled scans of your IP space, you can only do manual discovery/scans.

In Device42, auto-discoveries are natively available. This makes it possible for you to keep your IP information up-to-date and in addition you can find all the relationships like port connectivity, inventory of the network devices, etc.

BlueCat IPAM is a DDI Solution (DNS/DHCP Management) –Device42 is not

BlueCat becomes your DNS and DHCP server. With Device42 there is no active management of DNS/DHCP, but we can integrate with your existing DNS servers for auto-discovery, etc.

Device42 helps you manage your IT Infrastructure as a whole

With the advent of virtualization, containers, cloud computing, and software-defined networks, your IT infrastructure is orders of magnitude more complex than it was 10 years ago. It is no longer practical to manage your IT infrastructure using separate tools for asset management, IP management, cloud management, application dependency management, and software license management. The interrelationships are too important and too complex and can only be adequately captured in a single integrated tool like Device42. Too much time is wasted trying to manage all these interrelationships in different tools.

Device42 looks at IT Infrastructure holistically and gives you a single console to manage your Data center (DCIM), IP addresses(IPAM) and passwords in addition to ITAM (IT asset management) and a full-featured CMDB.

Features You’ll Love

Auto-assign IPs

Allow staff members to auto-assign next available IPs to devices. Worrying about your outdated IPAM spreadsheet is now a thing of the past.

Auto Assign

Visualize Switch Port Relationships

Device42’s IP Address Manager automatically builds graphical network visualizations of switch port to switch port connections. Auto-generated diagrams are based on both auto-discovered and manually entered network data. In addition, diagrams also depict virtual devices detected on switch ports.

DNS Integration

Transfer zones and zone records automatically from DNS servers for easy search and up-to-date documentation and correlation to IP addresses.

Auto Assign

IPAM from the Command Line

Device42’s IP address management tool provides simple API calls to find next available IP, search for an IP, or assign a new IP using scripting language.

Our Solution

While many customers use just the IPAM portion of Device42, the product is in fact a fully-integrated suite of products including data center asset management, IT asset management, IPAM, software license management, application dependency management, and password management, and more!

The architects of Device42 believe that you need a single, unified source of truth to effectively manage your IT infrastructure. IT infrastructure data is so interrelated that it requires a tightly unified and holistic approach. Device42’s approach to IT infrastructure management leads to IT operations efficiencies, better migration planning, more informed decision making, optimal risk mitigation, and faster compliance and auditing response.

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