The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the patent last November and techniques have been implemented in
the company's products. According to TMC.net, the patent helps in integrated management of IPv4 and IPv6.
“For those unaware, IP address management, in general, deals with management of allocation, administration, reporting and tracking of public and private IP space, IP devices and associated data. Usually, enterprises implement systems and processes that interact with the DNS and DHCP infrastructure in order to provide IPAM capabilities.
“Officials with BT Diamond IP said that the new patent's structure and techniques have been already implemented in company’s products, such as the NetControl product and its successor, IPControl.”