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Java-based embeddable network discovery engine

Network Ferret™

What is Network Ferret™?

Designed for OEM, Network Ferret™ is a Java-based, enterprise-class discovery and topology engine. Network Ferret™ can be embedded within your application in a matter of days, not months. 


Field-tested for more than fifteen years, Network Ferret™ delivers excellent scalability and breadth of discovery. This means you can focus R&D dollars on strategic technology and never lose another customer over inaccurate discovery.


The Network Ferret™ Discovery Engine combines four key features into a comprehensive discovery and topology solution.


1. Network Ferret™ Discovery Engine. It is an enterprise-class discovery engine that is easily embedded in network management applications. The engine provides accurate discovery of basic nodes, VMWare, and network connectivity. Network Connectivity includes routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, ISIS, etc.), MPLS, Link Aggregation (LAG), LDP, LLDP, Spanning Tree, etc. Network Ferret™ scales to large networks (3,000+ network devices, 1 million+ interfaces) but does not place a burden on them, including, in particular, routers. Network Ferret™ supports both standard MIBs and non-standard MIBs. It runs active agent-based/agent-less detection. Network Ferret™ is highly configurable with user defined parameters that:

  • Control Scope of Discovery
  • Define Performance Parameters
  • Enable/Disable Discovery Features
  • Support for SNMP and NetConf


2.  QA Tools. A re-creatable test environment is the basis for any QA testing. Network Ferret™'s QA Tools facilitate testing by enabling developers to consistently recreate the same topology, with the ability to capture and replay a given discovery in real or natural time.


3.  Field Support Tools. Responsive customer support is essential to maintaining customer satisfaction. Network Ferret™ Field Support tools speed the diagnosis of occasional problems in the field. Automated MIB Dumps and Comprehensive Logging enable field support to gather relevant information for analysis. Network Ferret™’s Wire Model database allows quick analysis of network connectivity anomalies.


4.  Designed for OEM. Network Ferret™ is designed from the ground up for OEM, making it the easiest way to integrate a discovery engine into your NMS application. Network Ferret™:

  •  Integrates within host application via a simple JAVA API 
  •  Executes from the host application
  •  Is highly configurable to meet specific requirements
  •  External message repository simplifies language localization
  •  Easy for programmers to extend with custom functionality

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Object Code Subscription, Source Code, Custom Integration.

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