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Web Based Management

A trend that has just begun on the Internet is to integrate all kind of information systems into WWW or intranet environments. This is also very interesting for network management and monitoring. WWW technology offers an ideal user-interface for management applications, since the data that is put on a web server immediately is accessible from everywhere on the network.

Recently, a broad variety of products for web based network management has been announced[*]. The range of products goes from solutions that provide graphs for SNMP counters to complete management environemts that allow the modification and status display of manageable workstations, routers etc.