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Seagate updates network tool

NerveCenter 3.0 monitors critical parts of data networks and can automatically keep traffic flowing in the case of an outage, the company says.

Seagate Software has shipped an updated tool for keeping corporate networks up and running.

NerveCenter 3.0 monitors critical parts of data networks and can automatically take steps to keep traffic flowing in the case of an outage or a problem with a particular piece of networking gear, the company said.

The software, which Seagate calls an "event correlation" tool, works with both Unix- and Windows NT-based networks, so overall network health can be monitored on almost any corporate system.

NerveCenter includes technology that studies a network and allows an administrator to program alerts based on a series of interrelated problems on a network.

NerveCenter also can pinpoint a series of events on a network and invoke a command from the Windows NT operating system to solve the problem. The product can be distributed across a network to remote sites and branch offices as well as correlate data and simple network management protocol events from networks, systems, and applications, which minimizes diagnosis time for a manager, according to the company.

Seagate says the tool also can plug into larger-scale network management consoles, such as Hewlett-Packard's OpenView Network Node Manager and IBM'sNetView.

NerveCenter 3.0 costs $2,195 for a single server license, good for managing up to ten nodes, up to $24,995 for a single server license managing an unlimited number of nodes.