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InterWorking Labs Announces SNMP APIs to replace "Scotty" and New Security Features

InterWorking Labs adds technical support, extensive documentation, and examples to a robust and mature set of APIs along with expanded encryption capabilities for enhanced SNMP security.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (October 4, 2007) - InterWorking Labs, creators of network test, network emulation, and network optimization products to improve the quality of voice and data networks, announced SilverCreek SL SNMP APIs (the "Scotty" replacement)as well as new, expanded, encryption capabilities for enhanced SNMP security.

Thousands of users worldwide test their SNMP implementations with SilverCreek, the Official SNMP Test Suite. SilverCreek's libraries are written in C++ and are accessible through a Tcl shell or command line or a Tcl program. Tcl, the Tool Command Language, is a flexible, interpretive language, popular for network applications.

With today's announcement, the comprehensive collection of SilverCreek APIs are repackaged and enhanced for developers to easily migrate from "Scotty" and to create their own cross platform network management applications for Linux, Windows, and Solaris.

Many developers relied on "Scotty", a freely available, and very popular set of SNMP APIs that also used Tcl, the Tool Command Language. However, after Scotty version 2.1.11 in June, 2002, Scotty's authors moved on to other projects, and there is no plan to update or maintain Scotty.

Now network management applications using Scotty can migrate to the SilverCreek SNMP APIs. The advantages include full support for SNMPv3 security, a comprehensive set of tools, robust, mature, and well maintained APIs. For a mapping of Scotty SNMP APIs to SilverCreek SL SNMP APIs, please see:

In addition to the comprehensive APIs, SilverCreek SL also offers a complete set of tools that are listed and described at:

Finally, SilverCreek offers enhanced encryption capabilities for SNMP security. TripleDES encryption, AES192 and AES256 encryption are supported in the latest release and available worldwide. Implementation details may be found at: