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IT Management Starts at Layer 2
You want great performance, high availability, and cost-effective operation. To get it, you need fast access to comprehensive, real-time information about your:
- Hardware and software: What devices are on your network and how they’re connected
- Wired, wireless, physical, and virtual infrastructures: All the infrastructure factors that affect network operations, from oversubscribed wireless access points, to incorrectly configured routers, to performance-reducing interdependencies
- Software licensing: Whether your software licenses are current for all the devices on your network
Gathering this information has traditionally been a painstaking, time-consuming process that many IT administrators undertake only when necessary for inventory or compliance purposes. Fortunately, times change. Now automated Layer 2 discovery, mapping, and reporting can give you all the information you need to make spot-on network management decisions, faster than ever before.