Good Just Became Great: Everything You Should Know About Motadata 7.6.400

The entire Motadata team feels elated in informing you that Motadata Upgrade Release 7.6.400 has been rolled out and is available for installation from October 2020. We understand that many of our customers are already generating value, cost-efficiencies, and competitive edge with their existing Motadata version. But the update has been engineered to augment the entire platform’s value-proposition and making it an obvious choice for an upgrade.

If you are still considering whether the upgrade is worth your time or not, please go through this overview of all the added features, innovations, and changes derived from your valued feedback.

Matching Your Vision for Robust and Reliable Monitoring

We understand the critical nature of monitoring and your preference for having access to a comprehensive platform with robust and reliable functionalities. Our entire vision revolves around providing you the exact platform you seek. On top of that, we go the extra mile of modernizing the codebase to ensure our technology is future-proofed. All the iterations and upgrades are thoroughly tested by our team for quality assurance as well as our in-house engineers on our very own monitoring systems to get the first-hand data on platform performance. Hence, the iteration that reaches you has been tested, updated, and engineered for the highest levels of consistent performance.

Here are the features we believe will be of great value to you with your upgraded Motadata access:

  1. SNMP Trap Filtering and Forwarder:

If diversifying traps to different applications has been on top of your priority list, you will certainly derive value from the Device SNMP Trap Filtering and Forwarding feature. The module applies filtering mechanisms across millions of traps generated from devices and forwards them to the destination application server.

For larger enterprises with thousands of network devices and a large number of configurations across different servers and applications, testing the accurate functioning across each device, server, and application can be a resource-consuming task. Not only does it consume incremental resources, but it also does not result in the adequate assurance of the network’s performance.

Motadata’s Network Monitoring Technology solves this with SNMP Trap Filtering. Advanced configuration filtering criteria such as OID, Severity, Enterprise ID, and Forward Server are used to monitor a varied set of devices within the network. And this entering process takes minimal time to complete the entire execution.

Such extensive filtering can help the operations team efficiently select & configure only the relevant traps for each event from a larger set of events, assisting the network administrators more effectively. Thus, SNMP Trap Filtering and Forwarding can help in controlling resource-consumption and augmenting performance with timely alerts.

  1. Firmware Upgrade

The Motadata Firmware Upgrade will help you streamline the software image/SMU up gradation from a central location. You can now easily create templates to support multiple vendors. The repository will pull the images from the central or external images repository for upgrades. The entire upgrading process is engineered to eliminate manual and sub-optimal intervention by fetching the critical configuration from the devices before the upgrading process unfolds. It also reports data on successful and failed devices with count and error messages.

Key Highlights of Motadata’s Firmware upgrade Tool:

  • The tool offers centralized control on device to perform the firmware upgrade on a single or on multiple devices.
  • The template of the tool is designed in a such way that it helps support multiple vendors.
  • One of the key advantages is that he repository of images is getting synced with the Image Repository management to fetch all images in one go.
  • The dashboard is user friendly to provide the execution summary like Successful/Failed, the device counts respectively.
  • The tool also extends audit log for pre- and post-execution of activity.
  1. Access Control List Management

Access Control Lists are an efficient mechanism of rules to filter traffic across devices in the network. By setting ACLs, you can control the flow of traffic across the network using packet filtering with routers and firewalls. Motadata’s ACL Management brings the entire ACL functionality centrally. This way, the admin team can execute multiple operations for geographically widespread devices. ACL Management has been designed for ease of use – you can easily add new ACL rules or edit the older ones.

  1. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

Motadata has extended the security protocol support for AES192 and AES256. With AES256, all your data gets encrypted into cypher text with possible 1.1 x 1077 key combinations. This high degree of combinations possible with the 256-bit key length in AES256 ensures that no computing system can run through all the permutations and get access to your key combination. This enhances the security layer on all your enterprise data in storage and transmission.

  1. Quality of Service Monitoring (QoS)

QoS makes the measurement of performance across services like telephony, computer networks, and cloud computing more accurate. It shifts the focus from achieved service quality to traffic prioritization and resource reservation control. Using a set of routers and switches, QoS ensures that the more important traffic is prioritized for passing, thus improving critical network traffic flow. With Motadata, you can extend the capability to poll the QoS parameter and get more accessible insights using visualizations, widgets, and dashboards.

With QoS, All the Controls are in Your Hands

  1. You can enable or disable the QoS for an individual monitor or in bulk.
  2. Get more granular control using QoS Config Index.
  3. Create custom dashboards and monitory live as well as historical widgets for QoS Metrics.
  4. You can now efficiently bind the action as ‘Create the Alerts on QoS Metrics’.

The QoS Monitoring functionality on the device interface adds more visibility to a more comprehensive range of data. The interface also carries the configured policy map and the associated class-map for QoS.

In Essence

The Motadata 7.6.400 update makes network monitoring and management all the more efficient, intelligent, accessible, and secure. SNMP Trap Filtering & Forwarder make the trap sharing process more efficient, while the Firmware Upgrade allows you to support a diverse set of vendors. With ACLs, you get absolute control over the traffic flow, and AES256 ensures that all the data is encrypted to the highest existing security standards. The QoS brings traffic management more efficient and insightful without compromising on the network’s performance. To get access to the upgraded functionalities, get in touch with the Motadata team.