CA Integrates Systems, Network Management Product Lines

Customers can now see more end-to-end service levels across large and complex enterprise networks, the company said.
Computer Associates International Inc. says it has developed integration between network management products eHealth and Spectrum, which are used in highly complex network environments.

The development, announced Tuesday, comes after CA's June acquisition of Concord Communications. Concord's subsidiary, Aprisma Management Technologies, is now a comprehensive fault and performance management solution complementing the network and systems management of CA's Unicenter Solutions, according to CA.

The integration is the first in a planned series of integrations across Unicenter Network and Systems Management, eHealth and Spectrum. It is expected to provide customers with more end-to-end service levels across large and complex enterprise networks, Bryan Miles, network operations center manager said in a prepared statement.

eHealth will automatically discover network devices managed by Spectrum, so customers won't have to manually re-enter and update configuration dates. eHealth features, like At-A-Glance, Trend and Live Health alarms, will be available directly from Spectrum's OneClick system. That's expected to provide in-depth information for trouble shouting and reduce the amount of time needed to repair network-related problems.

CA said service packs enabling the integration will be available for free to eHealth and Sprectrum customers later this year.

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