Features & Benefits
Computer Associates Unicenter Features & Benefits:
Computer Associates Unicenter Network Node Manager
and PageGate can be easily integrated together to create
a powerful wireless messaging (paging) solution for
the management, maintenance and monitoring of your company's
networks and computers. Imagine not having to monitor
a computer screen to be kept up-to-date with your system's
status. With PageGate, any event in Network Node Manager
can be configured to send you its status (when it changes)
to your pager, digital phone, or other wireless device.
You will now have the ability to know the current state
of your entire network wherever you are, and you will
be notified of possible problems exactly when they happen.
PageGate can send Computer Associates Unicenter Network
Node Manager alerts to more than one wireless device
by using its group features. PageGate even has a powerful
'On-Call' mechanism that can be configured to only send
messages to personnel that are on-call at the time of
the alarm. An additional benefit of using PageGate with
Network Node Manager is the ability for the console
operator to manually page any of their colleagues directly
from an icon in Network Node Manager's toolbar.
Features for monitoring, notifying and
||It provides network views in
an intuitive graphical format.
||It discovers network devices and provides
a map to illustrate the structure of the network and the
status of devices and segments.
||Other capabilities help network
administrators prevent problems by identifying potential
trouble spots before a failure occurs.
||Administrators are able to manage the network
more intelligently, leading to increased network up-time
and lower costs.
|| Automated device discovery
and layout — Discovers TCP/IP, IPX, and level 2 devices
on both LANs and WANs and presents this information in
a graphical format. Continuously monitors the network
for new devices and for the status of previously discovered
||Event correlation technology
— Pinpoints the cause of network problems by letting the
administrator drill down to see all events that contributed
to an alarm. Includes out-of-the-box correlation logic
for some of the most common network management problems.
||Proactive management through reporting
and data warehousing — Preconfigured web-based reports
enable historical data analysis, which provides a unique
view of the devices on the network and helps administrators
take actions that prevent problems from occurring. Topology,
event, and SNMP-collected data is exported to NNM's data
warehouse, where it is collected and summarized
||Fault tolerance capabilities — Users
can schedule back-ups of business-critical network management
information to occur while they continue to manage the
network. Also NNM management stations can be configured
to take over the functions of the collection stations
if one or more collection stations fail.
||Scalability — Windows®
NT® and UNIX® collection stations can be distributed throughout
the environment so that data can be collected locally
and forwarded to one or more management stations. Windows
NT remote consoles connected to UNIX management and collection
stations allow multiple operator access at a lower cost.
The Java-based web UI increases the number of supported
operators and offers connectivity over WAN links.
|| When a major device
fails, the event correlation engine evaluates the event
stream to pinpoint the root cause of the failure.
PageGate Features & Benefits: PageGate is a
network paging gateway that sends text messages or numeric
messages to alphanumeric pagers, cellular phones, PIMs
or pager cards. PageGate uses interfaces to send text
|| Web paging (intranet and Internet)
||Email notification and email paging
||Can run as a system service
||Log of message transmissions
||Transmission to single or mutiple
||Supports multiple modems and/or direct
connection to the paging terminal
||Group paging, pre-programmed messages,
on-call paging and scheduled paging
||Scanning of a predetermined file for
Combined Benefit of PageGate
& Computer Associates Unicenter: Receive instant
notification on pagers and mobile phones about network
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