IBM and BlueCat Networks Sign Patent Cross-License Agreement

Toronto, Canada – October 5, 2011 – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that it has entered into a patent…

New Partnership in IPAM and IPv6 Transitioning Offers Exceptional Value to Clients

Toronto, Canada – October 5, 2011 – BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence™ company, today announced that it has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) that will allow the two companies to partner and leverage each other’s inventions in order to foster innovation in IP Address Management (IPAM) and IPv6 transitioning.

IBM and BlueCat Networks’ collaboration is focused on the Virtual Data Center. With the depletion of IPv4 addresses, organizations need to start planning now for the transition to IPv6 to avoid losing connectivity with customers, partners and suppliers in global markets. BlueCat Networks and IBM are working together to help clients prepare for IPv6 by using IP Address Management (IPAM) to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“Given IBM’s role as a technology leader, a strategic partnership made a lot of sense to us as we have a number of Fortune clients looking into the shift to IPv6″ said Michael Hyatt, co-founder and CEO of BlueCat Networks. “This agreement with IBM is a terrific example of how companies can work together in the spirit of cooperation and innovation. We look forward to working with IBM in the future.”

“IBM has been the leading recipient of U.S. patents for 18 consecutive years and is committed to licensing intellectual property to encourage innovation and collaboration,” said Ken King, general manager, Intellectual Property and vice president of Research Business Development, IBM. “This patent cross license with BlueCat Networks will provide a foundation for organizations to prepare for IPv6 with IP Address Management (IPAM). ”

BlueCat Networks’ IP Address Management solutions provide an essential technology for helping organizations transition to IPv6, reduce IT management costs, launch new IP-dependent services including virtual data centers and clouds, and manage network growth and change.

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About BlueCat Networks

BlueCat Networks is a leading provider of smart, simple, scalable IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions. With tightly-integrated IP core services, our software solutions give organizations the power to centrally manage “everything IP” in their network from a single pane of glass. The result is a dynamic network that is more resilient, cost effective and easier to manage.

Rated in the highest “Strong Positive” category in the Gartner 2011 MarketScope for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management, BlueCat Networks’ feature-rich and future-ready solutions have helped Global 2000 companies and government agencies reduce costs and solve today’s most critical IT challenges – from accelerating the rollout of new services and optimizing core services in the branch office to data center virtualization and consolidation. We also help organizations manage growth and change by easing the transition to new technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. For more information, visit https://bluecatnetworks.com.

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