Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 28 2012   5:27PM GMT

Word of the Day – Internet Protocol address management (IPAM) definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“The basic function of an IPAM tool is to track IP addresses so that network administrators can know and report on such things as how many IP addresses are in use, how many are available and how volatile the changes are.”Tom Lancaster

Today’s Whatis.com Word of the Day is Internet Protocol address management (IPAM). Mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) require administrators to control and monitor which computers or users had leases for a particular IP address over a certain period of time are inspiring organizations to include the cost of automating IPAM when addressing compliance burdens.

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