Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BT Gains IP Management Patent

BT's Diamond IP division, which develops software, appliances and services for managing IP networks, has been awarded a U.S. patent for its "Internet Protocol Address Management System and Method."

This patent describes an IP Address Management (IPAM) system which supports both IPv4 and IPv6 address space using a unique hierarchical container structure and block allocation techniques. The structure and techniques have been implemented in BT Diamond IP products, initially in the NetControl product and in its successor, IPControl.