Auto-trol Technology Delivers Latest Release of KONFIG® NM Products to Help Document and Manage NSA's Worldwide Network, NSANet
KONFIG® NM Graphic Report Builder Delivers Intelligent Schematics of the Network
September 25, 2001
Technology Corporation today announced that it has delivered release 3.2.1
of the KONFIG® NM suite of products to the National Security Agency (NSA) to
assist in documenting and managing the NSA's worldwide network, NSANet.
KONFIG® NM Graphic Report Builder, part of the KONFIG® NM suite of physical network
documentation and management products, will deliver intelligent schematics
of the network.
NSA has been a long-standing customer and partner of Auto-trol Technology,"
said William Beichley, Business Development Manager for KONFIG. "Working
with the NSA allows Auto-trol to continue to advance the state of the
art in network documentation and configuration management that is required
to enable safe, secure operating environments within the Department of
KONFIG® NM line is a suite of products for network configuration and asset
management, physical inventory, network documentation, and connectivity
tracking. The KONFIG® suite of applications uses the Oracle® relational
database to model and store network information and can generate graphic
views of the network based on the information stored in the database.
The KONFIG® NM suite of applications is composed of five products: KONFIG® Asset Management System, KONFIG® Network Manager, KONFIG® Pathfinder, KONFIG® Graphic Report Builder, and the KONFIG® Pathfinder Server. KONFIG® NM and KONFIG® Graphic Report Builder are key components for the infrastructure
management modernization project at the NSA.
KONFIG® NM Network
Manager acts as the database server providing large organizations with
a centralized data repository for documenting enterprise-wide data, voice
and video networks. The KONFIG® NM network data model simplifies network design,
configuration management and problem resolution, in addition to performing
asset and inventory management. KONFIG® NM is database-driven, storing all
network data in Oracle and automatically generating graphic network views
from the data. KONFIG's centralized data repository eliminates redundant
data, improves data reliability, ensures data integrity, and facilitates
data sharing across business areas. As a result KONFIG® NM can help reduce
network downtime, improve worker productivity, cut expenses and increase
KONFIG® NM stores
the network model in Oracle's relational database, and uses embedded SQL
and the ODBC interface to access and update the model. Graphic views of
the network infrastructure are generated automatically from the data model.
Several types of views can be produced including logical, physical, facility
and device views. Users may add tables and attributes to the model and
build data entry forms and create custom reports using Oracle
KONFIG® NM Graphic
Report Builder is a Window NT based tool for creating graphical
reports and custom drawings from KONFIG's database. The reports (e.g.
schematic drawings) can be saved and managed using Auto-trol's electronic
document management software, KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®). These graphic reports
represent another view into KONFIG's data model and can be output in the
same fashion as textual reports, ad hoc queries or other types of graphic
views. KONFIG® NM Graphic Report Builder was originally developed for the
NSA to replace legacy software that was not Y2K compliant.
in 1962, Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer
and integrator of network design, documentation, and asset management
systems for the government, utility, financial, insurance, and manufacturing
industries. For nearly 40 years, Auto-trol has been providing technology
solutions to help companies automate their business processes including
design of networks and cable plants and asset management for network and
computing equipment. Based in Denver, Colorado, Auto-trol has offices
and distributors throughout the world and has installed systems for thousands
of customers in both domestic and international markets. Auto-trol is
a full service provider, supplying software, integration and consulting
services, training, and software support. Information about Auto-trol
Technology and its products and services can be found on the Internet
NM can be found at http://www.konfig.com
Information about KONFIG®
CM (formally CENTRA 2000®
) can be found at http://www.auto-trol.com/Products/c2k/aboutc2k.shtml
Centra Technology Ltd. is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Auto-Trol Technology Corporation of Denver, Colorado, a 40 year old computer-aided engineering and technical publishing software developer and systems integrator. From its headquarters in Wolverhampton, Centra Technology Ltd. sells and supports Auto-Trol's KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) and Tech Illustrator software suites as well as the GEOSTATION® petroleum exploration and production geographic information system (GIS).
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