04/21/13

Network Management Software – A More Efficient Way For Network Management

logo2The network management software works by monitoring your computer within a network while managing each of the network elements like mail servers, WAN links, and business applications. It can also monitor and manage your entire LAN infrastructure like wireless routers, nonstandard devices, load balancers, switches, and printers while ensuring that all your systems and networks are efficiently operating.

Who uses this software?

Large companies and businesses, as well as small companies can benefit from this type of software especially if they have a lot of computers in their offices that needs to be monitored for maximum performance and efficiency.

How would you like to manage your network?

Network management software comes in different forms:

Network and system monitoring – This software has tools for enhanced system and commercial network monitoring and is commonly used by a network operations center for managing servers and networks. Continue reading

04/21/13

Network Administrator Tools

windowFollowing is a list of the handy administrative tools and utilities for network administrators, system administrators and IT consultants.

MY IP Suite

MY IP Suite combines domain to IP converters, Tracert, WHOIS, website scanner, batch ping and IP to country converter. With MY IP Suite you can lookup an IP address for single and group of domain names perform batch and pings on the multiple servers at the same time. You can also track IP addresses to their destination to find out the problems in the connections. You can also determine the last modified data, name, IP address and the operating system of the remote web server.

Desktop Authority

Desktop Authority utility manages the Windows Desktop lifecycle and reduces the total cost of the ownership by enabling the network and system administrators to manger, control inventory and secure the desktop computers from the central location. With the Desktop Authority you manage printer deployments, registry values, software deployments, drive mappings and perform diagnostic methods from the centralized location.

Hyena Hyena is designed to simply and manages the day to day network management and administrative tasks. Hyena uses Windows explore type interface to perform all the operations. The most common features of the Hyena are the management of the users, groups, shares, messages, sessions, open files, devices, events, domains, disk space, job scheduling and processes. Hyena is compatible with almost all the Windows based operating systems and it can manage a lot of administrative tasks in the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Servers. IP Sniffer & Web Tracer IP Sniffer & Web Tracer is a domain and IP tool that combines, domain IP convert, tracert, PING, website scanner and connection monitor. The common features of IP Sniffer & Web Tracer are conversion of domain to IP address, IP to domain name, trace IP address and domain, find the country from IP address and you can obtain all the required information based on the IP address such as domain owner, email, postal address, city, state, country and contact phone. Remote Control PRO Remote Control PRO is a handy tool for the network administrators that allow them to view and manage the remote computers without leaving their seats. With the Remote Control PRO a network administrator can launch programs, troubleshoot software applications and devices, install drivers, manage users, domains and change computer settings by using his/her keyword and mouse.

04/21/13

Network Configuration Manager Tools For Efficiency

de-bnr1A large computer network is many times the backbone of any company, large or small. In many cases, a company cannot function at all if its network is not working properly or it is configured incorrectly, resulting loses of many thousands of dollars (just imagine a search engine or a communication company without its Internet access for only a few hours). Relying heavily on computer networks has also many advantages (it greatly facilitates communication between people and departments, it eases data access, and it ensures a better workflow throughout the company), but it can also many problems if the network is taken care of. By growing bigger and bigger, companies require larger and more complex networks. More and more customers also prefer on-line based software packages for many of their needs (anti virus detection, document and email keeping and security to name just a few) and the service providing company is totally dependent on their networks functioning perfectly around the clock, all year long.

One of the most efficient, reliable and cost effective methods of controlling and managing a network is an automated network configuration manager tool. Unbelievably, but ISO (the International Organization for Standards) states five important areas a configuration manager tool must address: security management, fault management, configuration management and performance management.

In the next paragraphs, we will look at all of these major areas. The security management is one of the most important part of every automated configuration manager tool, as the company’s documents and data should remain confidential, no matter how large and complex it is. The Security Management module informs the network administrator if any attempts to access the network have been made from unauthorized sources. The Security Management can be configured to inform the administrators if and when any given component has been accessed through e-mails, SMS or other selected communication method. The administrator can also configure in great detail what components to be monitored (files from the server, routers or modems).

The Fault Management is another vital part of any configuration manager tool, as the administrator should be constantly in control of the network, knowing if and what segments of it are not functioning properly or if the network is faced with any other, functioning related problem. Configuration Management is a powerful tool that allows owners and administrators to monitor, manage and track every software and hardware element. Microsoft’s System Management Server is a perfect example of a network configuration manager tool module used to track hardware and software versions. The Performance Management of the network configuration manager tool is used to perfectly balance and distribute the available resources in order to assure maximum efficiency. If the company’s network witnesses a great amount of traffic and the business relies on these numbers, the performance management module is very important to assure maximum speed.