Monday, June 18, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Adds IP/MPLS Control Plane Assurance Manager

Alcatel-Lucent has enhanced its IP/MPLS management capabilities with the addition of a new tool for fault prevention, monitoring and simplified troubleshooting for the IP control plane, allowing operators to proactively identify routing-related problems before they impact the network.

The new Alcatel-Lucent 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager (CPAM) can be coupled with the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) to manage the interdependence of service and IP/MPLS layers. The tools validate control plane configuration and issues malfunction alerts, which reduces troubleshooting time for service and MPLS infrastructure provisioning fall-outs and customer-reported problems.