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Network equipment failures can cause grave consequences, such as material and data looses, bad relations with your customers, etc. System administrators should detect all the failures that can occur on all network devices (local computers, servers, switches, network printers and others) in time and recover them as fast as possible. That is why the network monitoring is vital in modern IT infrastructure. With the program 10-Strike Network Monitor, an administrator can solve this problem effortlessly. The program is to be installed on the administrator computer only and does not require installing any other software on remote computers. 10-Strike Network Monitor will scan your network, detect all devices, and create a list in the tree-like form. You can edit this list, for example, and organize hosts in folders. The monitoring process runs remotely via a network. Th... (more)

Using Network Bandwidth Monitor for Estimating Company Effectiveness

A good company's boss should be always aware of how many resources his company uses, how many funds are spent, what are the current expenses on electricity, telephony, and other resources. In the last 10 or 15 years, one more important expense item was added: a modern company's operation is impossible without a connection to the Internet. To know how much you have to pay for it, firstly you need to know, how much traffic is utilized on your network if your Internet connection is not unlimited. That is why the system administrator should monitor the network bandwidth and traffic u... (more)

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Software for Evaluating Employees Effectiveness

Any modern company needs systematization, detailed analysis, and control of the network traffic that is transmitted through the company's computers, servers, and other devices. This process is called the traffic and bandwidth monitoring. The importance of the constant traffic monitoring is determined by a lot of reasons. First of all, it is essential for companies which have to limit the traffic volume utilized by users per day, week, month if, for instance, the connection to the Internet is limited. A bandwidth monitoring program allows the system administrator not only to cont... (more)

Network Topology Discovery and Network Diagram Creation

The system administrator has to know where all the network devices are situated and how they are connected to the network in order to perform his high quality duties in time - to detect all failures, to upgrade the hardware, and update the software. That is why the system administrator's work in any company starts with the network topology discovery process and network diagram creation. Network topology is a schematic description of the network's arrangement, including its nodes and connecting lines. The network topology diagram allows an IT manager to view all the network struct... (more)

Discover the Network Topology and Create Its Map

Network's stability depends on its architecture and the elements that the network consists of. That is why the system administrator needs to know its topology. The network map in front of his eyes helps the IT manager to view where all the network devices are located. In this case, he gets an opportunity to react on occurred failures more quickly. There are three solutions for the problem: 1. Drawing the network map manually. This process includes the wire tracking in order to discover the topology, and the map drawing on paper or using the computer. This method is free, but very... (more)