Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2016 – Vallum Software today announced the general availability of a new Halo Application, Macaddr. The Halo Macaddr App is free to download and use, and can be installed to any installation of Halo Manager. Macaddr adds functionality to allow the capture and display of the media access control address, or MAC address. The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned by device manufacturers to identify the device and its manufacturer. The ability to capture the MAC address is useful for device discovery, and easily understanding exactly which devices and vendors are within the network.
Vallum Halo Manager is a network monitoring and management (NMM) solution with a revolutionary decentralized architectural approach that addresses the cost and complexity issues that are prevalent with existing NMM vendor solutions on the market. Halo Manager’s architecture eliminates the need for a complex central server install that is typical of other NMM solutions, and it is customizable with the installation of specialized applications called Halo Apps. Halo Apps can have a nearly endless array of capabilities, and add functionality to the Halo Manager solution in a modular manner. Halo Apps are easy to install and allow end users to select the functionality they need, avoiding the cost and functionality bloat found with other NMM solutions.
The Halo Manager solution and Halo Applications are free to download and try for 30 days with no functionality limitations. The Halo Manager includes a dashboard that is viewable on any standard web browser, device discovery, and one Halo Polling Agent that is capable of monitoring up to 256 IPs. Halo Applications range from free to a nominal licensing fee based on their complexity. The Halo Manager trial package can be downloaded at www.vallumsoftware.com. A growing list of Halo Apps can be found in the Halo App Store also on www.vallumsoftware.com.
“The Macaddr is yet another Halo App in a long and continuing release of apps that augment the functionality of the Halo Manager solution. While the functionality of the Macaddr Halo App is not new, what is new and very exciting is that it was created in a few days, and without having to conduct a full Q/A test with a full release cycle. ” said Lance Edelman, Vallum Software Co-Founder and CEO. “The ability to quickly develop and deploy Halo Apps with just about any functional capabilities will allow the Halo Manager solution to keep pace with the changing requirements of organizations in a manner that other network monitoring and management vendors are not capable of.”
Vallum offers a cost effective straightforward approach to licensing with tiered pricing by subnets or groups of 256 devices/IP addresses. This simple licensing model is a departure from traditional vendor pricing structures (cost per seat, cost per device, and cost per agent) that have prohibited many organizations from acquiring network monitoring and management solutions. Please visit www.vallumsoftware.com for pricing and additional information on Halo Manager solution and Halo Apps.
For support, Vallum Software offers an online support portal, FAQ knowledge-base and email help-desk support. Support options from Vallum Software can be found at www.vallumsoftware.com. To request additional information from Vallum Software, please visit our contact page on the website.
About Vallum Software
Vallum Software, LLC is a provider of network monitoring and management solutions that deliver extensive functionality at a lower cost than competing solutions. Vallum’s revolutionary architectural approach reduces cost and complexity, and allows network and server administrators to select the functionality they need.
Vallum Software and The GMI Foundation
Vallum’s solutions are based on technology from our partner, the GMI Foundation. The GMI Foundation is an open source vendor that provides open API network monitoring and management technology solutions, and software development kits that allow developers to create Halo Apps. For more information on The GMI Foundation, please visit www.gmi-foundation.org.