Easy-IPv6 is by far the biggest evolution to the Easy-IP suite there has ever been. It is the culmination of over two years of hard work, involving an almost complete rewrite of the v4 code base. The rewrite was undertaken because Easy-IP had grown out of its 2-tier (client-database server) architecture.

Easy-IPv6 is now based on a 3-tier architecture, with a dedicated Easy-IP Server that sits between the Client applications and the Database Server. This new server makes Easy-IPv6 more efficient and offers greater flexibility for the future.

Despite huge changes in the background, the Easy-IPv6 User Interface will still be familiar to existing users. However, due to the large number of new features, some of the functionality has been slightly altered or moved to a new home. This table highlights the differences between Easy-IP V4 and Easy-IPv6.

General 

Fully Unicode compatible Easy-IPv6 is the first version of Easy-IP to be fully compatible with Unicode. This means that you can store almost any character from any language in the same database at the same time.
Persistent Settings All windows and forms in the Easy-IP suite now save their positions and settings thus keeping the user experience as consistent as possible.
Importing Easy-IPv6 database All versions of Easy-IP have been capable of importing databases from previous versions of Easy-IP. Easy-IPv6 takes this feature one step further. You can now import an existing Easy-IPv4 into a new Easy-IPv6 database.  The anonymise data import option helps our customers investigate database issues without seeing any sensitive user data.
Multi select/checking Almost all the controls in Easy-IPv6 allow you to multi-select/multi-check.
XML All settings, both those stored locally and those stored on the server, are now saved as XML.
Firebird 2.5 The Easy-IP Server is compatible with Firebird 2.1 and Firebird 2.5.

 

 Server/Server Manager 

Compressed and Encrypted Communications Data between the Server and the Clients can be either compressed or encrypted.
User Management Users can manage their passwords from all the Client applications (including the web interface). As well as changing their password, users can also request forgotten usernames and reset forgotten passwords.
Client Files All client files are stored in the database. This means that user data is accessible from any location. Of course, all data can still be exported and imported to/from local files.
User accounts User accounts are authenticated by the Easy-IP Server, not the Firebird server. This has several advantages:
Users can manage their own account details e.g reset forgotten passwords.
New authentication methods can be added in the future.
The web interface can use Windows authentication.
Administrators can disable accounts without deleting them.
Administrators can force users to change their password the next time they log in.
Account details can be automatically sent to a user when their account is created.

 

Centralised management of user files Administrators and Super Administrators can administer client files via the server. In addition, administrators can configure the default files that each user will see when they first receive an Easy-IP account.
Centralised user settings As well as managing user files from the server you can also manage their settings. This centralised settings management allows you to fine tune the client settings of your users right down to which columns are visible in their data grids.
Realtime management of Client sessions Clients sessions can be disconnected by administrators.
Simplified Database Backup/Restore The database backup/restore process has been simplified and integrated into the Server Manager. By default, your database will be backed up once a day. In addition, you can set backups to delete automatically after a specified period of time.
Automated log purges Log files can often get large and unmanageable if they are not purged regularly. In Easy-IPv6 Change Control and Ping logs can be purged after each backup.
Server Logs A server log is generated and can be filled with as much or as little information as you require. The latest log entries can also be viewed in real time using the Easy-IP Server tray application.
Batch updates to custom fields. In previous versions of Easy-IP , all users were required to disconnect  before making changes to database fields. In Easy-IPv6 these changes can be stored and scheduled to execute in a batch at a convenient time.
Table indices Table indices can be easily added for often searched database fields.
Email Configuring the email server is a one-time process in Easy-IPv6. Encrypted SMTP servers like Gmail can also be used.
Scripting Easy-IPv4 introduced the concept of running scripts when a record is added to the database. Easy-IPv6 takes scripting one step further and now allows you to run scripts when updating records.
Server restarts The server can be scheduled to restart at any date/time.
Hierarchical Available User Functions Many more options have been added to the Available User Functions. More granular, hierarchical functions allow greater control over user functions.
Bulk User Actions Administrators can edit the details of all users in a grid format. Multiple passwords can be reset and emails sent to specific users.
Client Application Updates The Client can now be automatically and seamlessly updated to match the server version.
 

Windows Client 

User Interface The Client interface has been overhauled to provide users with a more consistent experience. The ribbon toolbar has been redesigned to allow for quicker and easier access.
Unlimited Undo The new architecture in Easy-IPv6 allows the undo function all the way back to the start of the current session.
Speed Nearly every feature in the Client is now faster than in previous versions. This is because most of the work is done on the server, minimising network traffic between Client and Server.
Child Subnets It is now possible to add only the child subnets that you need. If you want to add more, Easy-IP will automatically calculate which subnets are available and present you with a list.
Search The search functionality has been completely overhauled and simplified. We have introduced a new group/subnet search with a Google Suggest style drop down list. As you type the name of a group or subnet the matches are displayed instantly. The grid search has been redesigned with a much simpler interface.
Add Groups You can add multiple groups in a single operation. The groups can be sequentially numbered or entered according to your own internal numbering systems.
Autonomous Networks Autonomous Networks can be added and deleted by non-administrators. This feature can be turned off if you wouldprefer the functionality to behave as it has in previous versions.
Copy/Paste Group Structures In the same way that Easy-IP allows the copying and pasting of subnet structures, you can now also copy and paste group structures.
Import Data import has been redesigned from the ground up to provide the simplest possible means of accurately importing your existing IP data.
Export Exports have been greatly simplified to allow you to export data to CSV, HTML and XML. Before importing into the database, your data is converted into a standard XML format and displayed in a subnet tree. You are also given the option to only import specific groups and/or subnets.
Network Discovery The network (subnet) discovery wizard has been simplified and now displays your data in a subnet tree before importing it into the database.
Host Discovery The Host Discovery has had a total overhaul to improve speed and usability. The 'settings' form is easier to use whilst offering even more discoveries and settings.
Host Discovery Bots As well as running a host discovery on your local machine, you can also run it on a discovery bot located on a remote system anywhere on your network.
Reports Reports and Mini-Reports have been merged into a single reporting system. The report editor has been redesigned allowing you to quickly and easily generate concise at a glance reports. The database for reports has been expanded so that reports can contain more detailed information such as subnet utilisation. Different reports can be accessed by Users and Administrators. This allows administrators to report on tables that were unavailable in previous versions of Easy-IP. We have also introduced a new window in the Client to display any report as you browse between groups and subnets.
Change Control Logs Record history is now displayed in the Client. It allows you to view all the changes to the selected record and roll back changes to a particular date/time.
Ping Logs Ping logs can be shown directly in the Client and updated as you browse IP addresses. The logs are displayed in tabular and graphical formats.

 

Web Client 

Redesign The Web Client has been completely rewritten to be faster and more reliable.
Ribbon Interface The same ribbon interface that is found in the Windows Client is now implemented in the Web Client
Authentication Users can now login using Windows authentication.
Passwords Native Easy-IP passwords can now be changed and retrieved via the Web Client.
Virtual data paging A new, more intuitive, method of scrolling through large amounts of data.