What is IPAM?
IP Address Management (IPAM) provides organizations with an efficient and automated way to manage large numbers of IP addresses. Today’s networks are exploding with connected devices, many of which are mobile, and require IP addresses on a non-permanent basis.
Each device must be assigned a unique IP address within an appropriate subnet, and any error can result to outage of critical assets.
In the past, management of IP addresses was done manually and tracked using spreadsheets. This was time consuming, error prone, and simply not scalable. Today it is understood that any network with over 250 devices or users which assigns IP addresses dynamically - any mid-to-large enterprise network - must use an automated IPAM system.