The growth in the digital world has shifted the business from physical markets to virtual websites. Multiple users access these websites by various end devices and to connect with the network, the IP address is used.
There is always a need to maintain IP records such as usage, assigned, free, and many more. As the end devices increase, the number of IP addresses that need to be managed increases, and it gets challenging to handle the vast data of IP addresses with just CSV or other basic software.
The risk of cyberattack and inaccurate rate increases if appropriate IP management techniques are not used to keep records and provide security to the IP address. DB-IP is one of the best-known IP address management providers you can effectively manage and safeguard your IP addresses.
The below discussion will help you analyze the use of IP addresses in brief and the features and functionality of the IP management system.
Types of IP Address
- IPv4 is a 32-bit numeric address and uses ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) to communicate.
- IPv6 is a 128-bit alphanumeric address and uses NDP (Neighbour Discovery Protocol) to communicate.
The information stored is such that users can get city by IP address, type of end device, etc. Every end device requires an IP address to connect with the network. Often due to the high traffic host side, it isn’t easy to manage the IP records. An automated IP address management system is developed to perform a task related to IP addresses to solve this problem.
The key record that an automated system keeps track of are as follows:
- Status of IP
Some IP addresses are already assigned to various users, and while some IP addresses are on hold to be assigned to the user. The system separates the assigned as well as the free IP address.
- Hostname and Hardware
Different devices and different IPs, and each IP has different hostnames. The system stores all the hostnames and types of devices associated with the IP addresses.
- Subnet mask’s size
The subnet mask is a 32-bit address separated by a dot after 3 bytes. The bytes are either ‘255’ or ‘0’ representing broadcast and network addresses, respectively.
Benefits of Automated IP Address Management
By recording the information related to the IP address will give you an overhead view to analyze and track the activities of all the IP users. These types of system help in the following:
- Ease of Access
The system stores the IP address status separately, making it easy for it to assign the IP address to any new device connected to the network.
- Malicious Detection
The increase in the size of the network makes the network more vulnerable to external bodies. Unregistered devices are used to connect to the network with a variable IP address, making it difficult to get the city by IP address of the hacker. The transparency of the network only to the system managers makes it easy to detect the suspicious IP address.
- Alert Message
Perimeter is set for the IP users, and any changes detected in the privilege in the network by the system send an alert message.
- Reliability and Complexity
The IP is generated and assigned with the automated system; hence it reduces the chances of misconfiguration of the address. The centralized behavior of the system makes the system less complex and takes care of both private and public networks, along with storage management.
IPs store important private data such as device type, location, etc. Hackers exploit the networks to get the city by IP address of your device and other sensitive information. The automated IP address management gives you complete control over the IP address used by the company and its users.
It creates a transparent window for network managers to look upon and helps to keep the malicious body away from the growth and success of your company.
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