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IP Address Management (IPAM)

Gateway to your network

IP addresses are the internet’s way of telling digital devices where they can find each other. Each device needs to have an IP address, either permanent (static) or temporary (dynamic) to connect to the internet. The methods used to plan, track, modify and manage how IP address spaces are used in a network is called IP Address Management, or IPAM.

IPAM is used by network administrators to gather critical network connectivity information such as the size and location of subnets, routers, IP address host names, IP address spaces and the related integration with DNS and DHCP servers.

Large enterprises without well-integrated IP Address Management risk running an unstable network environment, lacking the IP address overview and tools to prevent downtime caused by IP address conflicts and associated hardware misadventures.

Bring order to your IPAM

The Men & Mice IP Address Management Module is a powerful software solution designed to give complete, centralized overview and control of a network’s IP address spaces, whether on local and homogeneous, or highly distributed, heterogeneous networks.

Deployed on top of an enterprise’s existing IP infrastructure, the Men & Mice IPAM Module grants administrators the comprehensive tools with which to rapidly assign, track, audit and manage IP addresses, without the need for additional hardware investments.

With the help of Men & Mice, we have mastered the challenges of IP Address Management and now have a healthy IP network in front of us.

Rainer Paul

Head of Systems Engineering, Vivantes

Secure your network through visibility

The more you see, the more you know. Integrated visibility of network components is the first step to better network security.

The Men & Mice IP Address Management Module grants administrators a global overview of all IP address data, combined with comprehensive system health monitoring and the functionality to assign, track, and manage any number of IP address spaces from a single, centralized interface.

Custom fields for various object types, including IP address ranges and individual hosts, as well as DNS servers and zones, and DHCP servers and scopes, can be defined from within the IP Address Management Module and local changes to configuration and data on DNS and DHCP servers are automatically synchronized and reflected in the Men & Mice Suite.

Optimize your AD

The first dedicated IPAM solution to fully integrate with Microsoft Active Directory, the Men & Mice IP Address Management Module possesses advanced, intuitive performance capabilities in a Microsoft environment. Unrivaled core integration allows for granular AD user access management from within the IPAM module, strengthened by real-time two-way synchronization – all changes made in AD are reflected in the IPAM module, and vice versa. Moreover, network administrators can securely add, remove and reassign subnets in AD while maintaining a complete audit trail.

Painlessly bridge the adaptability gaps

The Men & Mice IP Address Management Module effortlessly bridges the gaps in control over hybrid server environments consisting of Windows, Unix/Linux or mixed servers.

Drawing on the adaptability generated from its resilient overlay architecture, Men & Mice IPAM leverages an enterprise’s existing infrastructure without the risks of network service disruptions or vendor lock-in often associated with extensive DNS, DHCP and IPAM hardware replacements.

Comprehensive support for a wide range of platforms, including Windows Server, BIND, Unbound, PowerDNS, Cisco IOS DHCP, ISC DHCP and Kea DHCP, as well as Microsoft Azure DNS and AWS Amazon Route 53, facilitates seamless integration of network performance. The sophisticated GUI and web interface, combined with the customization capabilities provided by a robust set of APIs, allow for efficient optimization of management functionality.

Find your feet in the cloud

The large-scale migration of data and services into the cloud poses unpredictable new challenges to network teams tasked with running a rapidly changing IP address management environment. Men & Mice extends the overview and manageability of IP infrastructure into the cloud with support for Azure DNS, Amazon Route 53 and OpenStack, standardizing visibility between IPAM on-premises and in the cloud, ensuring future network scalability for customers as and when needed.