BT Diamond IP Rated 'Positive' in Leading Analyst Firm's MarketScope(R)

Industry-first solutions offer affordable, reliable IP address management options

Jan 20, 2010, 08:30 ET from BT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BT Diamond IP, a leading provider of software and appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage complex Internet Protocol (IP) networks, today announced that leading IT research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. gave BT Diamond IP a positive rating in its recently published(1) MarketScope for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management report. The report is the first analysis of vendors in the growing market for DDI (DHCP, DNS, IPAM), a set of solutions that help large and midsize organizations manage their domain name infrastructure and IP addresses.

In the report, Gartner said, "An explosion in IP addresses (from IP telephony, mobile devices, virtualized services and other networkable endpoints) and an increased awareness of the mission-critical nature of DNS and DHCP services have been the primary drivers for the emergence of the DDI market. Previously, enterprises had few reasonable product choices for managing DNS and DHCP, and many network managers chose to write scripts or use spreadsheets to manage their IP address spaces. Now, a market for DDI products and services has materialized."

"We are pleased with the positive rating," stated Michael Dooley, VP BT Diamond IP. "In my opinion, this reflects BT's primary emphasis on maximizing the utility of our products and services for our customers."

(1) The MarketScope is copyrighted November 12, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About BT Diamond IP

BT Diamond IP is a leading provider of software, appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage complex IP networks. With an exceptional combination of networking, business and communication technology expertise, BT Diamond IP delivers the world's most integrated and reliable appliance and software products and services to meet the most demanding technical and business requirements. BT Diamond IP's advanced IP management solutions help businesses more efficiently manage IP address space across mid-to-very large sized networks, and BT Diamond IP's cable firmware management software helps broadband cable operators automate and simplify the process of upgrading and maintaining firmware on DOCSIS devices in the field. Customers include regional, national and global service providers and enterprises in all major industries. For additional information, please visit http://btdiamondip.com or call +1-800-390-6295 in the US or +1-610-423-4770 worldwide.

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