Swedish banking group SEB has implemented Aprisma Management Technologies' Spectrum Infinity software to monitor and manage its global network infrastructure.
SEB is using the technology to manage its global banking network of 670 branch offices which are located across 20 countries. The product delivers object-oriented event correlation and root cause analysis to isolate faults across a wide area network.
The bank is also using the vendor's Spectrum Watch Editor system to manage quality of service (QoS) thresholds and topologic correlation between its network and over 1500 servers and ATM machines.
Spectrum is being used to manage a multi-vendor, multi-topology IT infrastructure comprised of network devices from Extreme Networks and Cisco, and servers running Windows, Solaris, Linux, and VMS. The product also manages ATM circuits, VPN tunnels, leased line connections, and metropolitan area networks based on gigabit ethernet and FDDI topologies that connect the bank's worldwide branch offices back to a fault-tolerant data centre and disaster recovery locations.
Roberth Edberg, systems management architect, SEB Group, says Spectrum's OneClick user interface enables a wider range of staff - both technical and business - to receive information they can act on immediately.
He adds: "Our Spectrum setup is fault tolerant and switches impressively, on a second, making it easy to handle upgrades without disturbing productivity."