Almost every organization, from small company to big enterprise, has a network and Internet connection. Certainly this network infrastructure should operate with the least possible number of glitches and the administrator needs to be timely notified if one occurs. That is why network traffic monitoring is so important – the administrator should know about faulty network equipment and bottlenecks before they turn into a problem. Network traffic monitoring can also help to catch suspicious activity that can lead to performance or security related issues. With the new release of IPHost Network Monitor its users can do bandwidth monitoring. Networking hardware such as routers or switches, as well as UNIX/Linux servers and workstations, can be monitored using SNMP. Windows computers can be monitored using either WMI or SNMP.
With the help of Remote Network Agents the traffic in distributed networks can also be monitored. This functionality is required for service providers that have to be able to check the various parameters in customer’s networks. Our software is scalable enough for such a job, with one copy of IPHost Network Monitor up to 2000-5000 router interfaces or server performance characteristics can be controlled.
IPHost Network Monitor has an advanced and flexible alerting system so the tool can timely alert the administrator to issues using one or more notification methods, or attempt to automatically resolve the issue by executing a pre-defined script or binary on the affected server. The software can send an email or a text message (SMS) to a mobile phone (sending SMS via GSM modem is also supported for more reliable alerting), or post an instant notification to ICQ, Jabber, or AOL IM messengers.
IPHost Network Monitor supports a wide range of monitoring methods, from PING and TCP service connection check, to mail and database server monitoring, and to server performance characteristics monitoring using SNMP and WMI. Web site owners and webmasters can monitor a single web page or, with the help of Web Transaction Monitor, monitor web applications and e-commerce sites performance and uptime. An aspect that sets Web Transaction Monitor apart from most of traditional web monitoring tools is the real time monitoring of whole transactions such as the entire checkout process for an e-commerce site, user login and search function usage for a productivity web application instead of just periodical checks of uptime and page load time.
Pricing and Availability
Prices start from $199 for the Basic edition with 100 monitors to $1499 for the Enterprise edition with an unlimited number of monitors. The Remote Network Agents functionality is available in the Professional 1000 and Enterprise editions. The Web Transaction Monitor add-on is available in 5-monitor packs priced at $199; the option with an unlimited number of Web Transaction Monitors allowed is priced at $499.
A 30-day trial version of IPHost Network Monitor is available and can be freely downloaded from the product web site at http://www.iphostmonitor.com
Publisher and Editorial Information:
IT reviewers are encouraged to use this press release and any other related materials. We will be pleased to grant you a free registration key. If you do not consider electronically distributed software, please e-mail us with the details of your postal address and we will send you a jewel case. Cover media editors are authorized to include the 30-day trial version of IPHost Network Monitor 3.5 in their CD/DVD-ROMs.