Brian Hsia, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / November 12, 2012
Programs in this set are designed to make network administrators' jobs easier. They allow them to collect traffic and logging data, as well as information about devices and software inventory in real time. They also provide detailed reports stored as text files for later analysis.
Download solution synonyms: Network Logging Application, Log Network Packets, Network Log Utility
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Networx is a free Windows utility used to manage and measure the usage of bandwidth in a network. The application collects data usage as a graphic and numeric representation of incoming and outgoing traffic, plus it measures the speed on the Internet or other network connections.
PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful yet easy to use the powerful network monitoring solution that allows you to set up your complete network monitoring scenario within minutes. This incredible program runs with 10,000s of sensors offering automatic network discovery, device assessment and sensor configuration.
Internet Logger is an open-source software tool developed by SoftX.org, a very useful utility to record all incoming and outgoing Internet traffic for every local application using an Internet connection, like browsers, instant messaging tools, FTP and e-mail clients, etc. All the recorded information is very detailed, and is stored on text files that can be carefully analyzed later.
Smart Monitor, a verification software for network information, can capture, filter and analyze network information for different purposes by integrating with Vigor series router. With Smart Monitor, the administrator can adopt the content that user cares and restore the data to readability information and produce various reports for reference.
The DICOM Network Analyzer allows you to quickly and easily capture DICOM TCP/IP packages from the network. It automatically gives you an overview of the DICOM sessions and messages within each session. Deep inspection of all network messages down to PDU level and message validation. Capable of saving capture files and extracting DICOM files from the captured data. Easy to use and set-up.
PacketMon is a nice, simple utility that can monitor the packets being transmitted through your local network. It allows you to set rules for packet monitoring, giving you just the information you want. You can also view the packet info and headers. It is a great simple tool, and it is free!
Essential NetTools is a suite of network and system tools. Although, as the name suggests, this application is full of network diagnostic and configuration tools, there are also plenty of system tools. The evaluation version has sixteen different diagnostic tools, most of them dealing with network diagnostics and monitoring.
Network Inventory Advisor will gather and display a wide variety of details about every hardware component of the scanned network stations, including the motherboard, memory, processor, storage devices, even ports and peripherals. A lot of software information is also supplied, including data regarding the installed OS, information about hotfixes and licenses, etc.
MaaTec Network Analyzer monitors the network load from addresses, network cards, protocols, or connections in real time. You can add filters; capture data directly into disk files - packet capture can be scheduled, or generate reports into HTML or XHTML format. It supports many protocols.
NR enables you to record and view screenshots of the activities of other users in your local network. You can see what any user did any day/hour, you can browse through the screens using sophisticated user-interface and search tools. You can even set alerts on specific words or actions.NR uses the vLog's patent-pending recording engine so it does not utilize too much CPU and disk-space.
The Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger allows you to input TCP/IP or UDP data directly into a file (Excel, Access, any database or another Windows application). It provides real-time data collection from any device or instrument. It also allows you to send and receive serial data across the internet or the network connection.
MING Network Monitor is a simple and affordable software solution for users who want to control, monitor, and archive unlimited Internet traffic on the company or home network, including instant messages (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ and QQ), emails sent
X-NetStat Professional shows your current Internet and network connections (addresses, ports used, traffic, age, process EXE, status). Includes IP-Lookup Tools, Network Statistics, Remote Access Server, Rules, Port Database. It's Internet radar.
LAN Survey is a network monitor and inventory tool that tracks computers, printers, software, ODBC, RAS, IP numbers and network logons. Modifications are logged too. Central installation, no client setup required. Intranet module for IIS included