Premier Metro Fiber and Bandwidth Provider Selects 6connect to Reduce IP Database Errors and Increase Network Security

Lightower Fiber Networks Automates Manual SWIP Processes and Gets Back Hours a Week of Personnel Time

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 30, 2012) - Network automation pioneer 6connect, announced today that Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier metro fiber and bandwidth service provider in the Northeast, has selected the 6connect Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) and DNS Management platform to simplify operations, increase security and support network efficiency. The 6connect platform natively supports Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks while making the implementation and management of BIND for DNS far easier.

Servicing New York City and the entire North East, Lightower Fiber Networks delivers an all fiber network with 99.999% network availability. Lightower eliminates the labor-intensive, error-prone manual tasks involved in reassigning Internet Protocol address space and managing BIND DNS with 6connect.

Automated SWIP reduces errors in IP databases
6connect automates SWIP (Shared WHOIS Project) processes to ensure the effective, efficient management and maintenance of records on IP address space, reduce errors, increase security and simplify operations.

"Allowing the entire provisioning staff to automate SWIP and not having to maintain multiple spreadsheets and error check them daily gives me hours a week back," said Alex Latzko, senior architect, Lightower Fiber Networks.

"Lightower's service is relied on by millions of people and thousands of businesses. Lightower knows that automation is critical to managing the health of complex and ever changing networks and maintaining strict SLAs," said Pete Sclafani, CIO of 6connect. "Recognized by the market for being reliable, easy to deploy and cost effective, the 6connect network automation platform simplifies short-term IPv4 management challenges and supports long-term IPv6 operational goals."

Lightower tapped 6connect's API to American Registry for Internet Numbers' (ARIN) RESTful Web Services to easily connect their network to the Regional Internet Registry (RIR). 6connect is the first company to successfully integrate with ARIN RESTful Web Services.

About 6connect
6connect was founded in 2009 to solve the complexity of migrating to and managing IPv6 through network automation tools. The 6connect suite of software tools includes IPv4 management, steps to migrate to IPv6, and ultimately IPv6 deployment and on going automated administration. 6connect is also the only company to have successfully integrated their product into any of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Clients in production with 6connect IP address management, Domain Name Server (DNS) and peering automation tools include Tier-1 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Global Enterprises, and international organizations.

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