baramundi Network Devices

baramundi Network Devices

Network Transparency

The baramundi Management Suite ensures transparency in your IT environment from the outset by creating inventories. This inventory process catalogs endpoints running Windows, macOS, iOS or Android operating systems. With the baramundi Network Devices module, this concept can be extended to cover another class of endpoints: network devices. All network devices such as routers, switches and printers that support SNMP are captured by the Network Device Manager.

As well as capturing devices and reading out their properties, it also identifies the network topology and presents it clearly as an “IT map“. This gives the administrator a complete overview of the composition and structure of the organization’s network.

Benefits for You

  • Automated scanning of the company network
  • Capture of all SNMP-compatible network devices via an SNMP scanner
  • Catalog of predefined scan rules
  • User-defined rules can be created with the graphic editor
  • Standard rule set available for defining devices
  • Rule set can be customized and extended at any time
  • IT map creates transparency through the visual display of the network topology

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baramundi Network Devices in detail

Recording

The network environment has to be scanned before network devices can be shown as endpoints in the baramundi Management Suite. The baramundi Network Devices module scans the network for devices that are supported by versions 1, 2c, or 3 of the SNMP protocol (devices such as routers, switches or printers) in accordance with defined IP ranges and SNMP rule sets.

Detection Rules

Detection rules use a predefined logic to specify how the type of network device will be identified. They also determine what values should be read out and imported into the database for the type of device. The rules can be nested as many times as required using operators, comparisons, and checks in order to specify individual devices more precisely and to read out additional values. A standard rule set is provided as a download in the baramundi Management Suite. This rule set defines the most common network devices and can be extended to include additional rules and values. Very specific rules can be defined, for example, with the help of a PowerShell script.

Visualization

After the network scan has been carried out, the end devices detected are displayed in a clear overview. They can then be optionally sorted into specific sub-groups. The environment view permits endpoints to be displayed in an IT map, allowing connections between different devices to be displayed along with detailed information about individual network devices. This gives IT administrators a comprehensive overview of the composition and structure of the company network. These views can also be exported.