Technology utilizes standards-based XML interfaces to simplify configuration of network devices
MENLO PARK, CA, — May 8, 2007 — Intelliden, a leading provider of Intelligent Networking solutions that enable organizations to control, manage and scale their networks, has been issued three U.S. patents for its methods to model and represent network devices using standards-based XML interfaces. The patents, in conjunction with other patents and patents pending, describe technologies that provide a common interface through which enterprises can interact with network devices without regard to device type or manufacturer.
"Historically, individuals charged with management of networks have relied upon manual methods of retrieving information from network devices, as well as to send commands to change and configure those devices,” said Glen Tindal, CTO of Intelliden. “Such methods have varied greatly by manufacturer, model and other variables due to a lack of a standard interface across heterogeneous environments. To reduce the complexity and costs associated with managing networks, standard-setting organizations such as the NETCONF, a working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), have sought to promulgate standards based on XML that ease the burden of managing increasingly complex network devices. As network automation pioneers, we have committed to use XML standards as the common method to consistently model and represent the complex capabilities of network devices and this is at the core of these patents.”
About the Patents
Intelliden’s U.S. patent (#6,959,329) describes a system and method for transforming configuration commands and generating network device-specific configuration commands from device-neutral configuration commands. Intelliden’s U.S. patent (#7,065,562) describes a system and method for generating a representation of a configuration schema. U.S. patent (#7,200,548) describes a system and method, in part, that converts XML commands back into a document object model (DOM).
Intelliden has assembled a high degree of networking experience and knowledge. This collective experience has led to over 30 granted and pending patents filed worldwide. From its founding, the company has devoted considerable resources to its ongoing commitment to developing Intellectual Property. The issued patents and patents pending are a reflection and foundation to that commitment.
About Intelliden, Inc.
Intelliden (www.intelliden.com) is a leading provider of Intelligent Networking solutions that enable organizations to control, manage and scale their networks. With Intelliden solutions, network-driven organizations can deliver next generation services, ensure compliance and completely automate network change and configuration management. Intelliden’s innovative and patented solution is the first example of truly “intelligent automation” of networking devices. It is the only solution that gives companies the real time state of the network—the key to ensuring accuracy across increasingly dynamic networks. Intelliden has been proven in global telecom companies, financial services organizations, federal government agencies and other businesses deeply dependent on their network.
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