CiscoWorks Blue

CiscoWorks Blue is a product line aimed at companies managing networks that include consolidated Systems Network Architecture (SNA) and IP traffic. As such, the product is really only relevant to companies whose environments include IBM mainframes or AS/400s running the SNA protocol. The CiscoWorks Blue suite is made up of three main applications that provide the ability to map network resources, activate and deactivate devices, measure performance, and more. Internetwork Status Monitor allows router monitoring, configuration, and reporting to be managed from a mainframe console. SNA View provides the ability to troubleshoot SNA connectivity problems by provided visual representations of all active and inactive SNA connections. CiscoWorks Blue Maps provides graphical view of how SNA traffic relates to a routed TCP/IP network.

Author: Dan DiNicolo

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