Network Monitoring Tools ^

Les Cottrell, SLAC. Last Update: 11/22/2023.
ESnet | PingER Internet monitoring | Tutorial
This is a list of over 700 tools used for Network (both LAN and WAN, public domain and commercial) Monitoring and where to find out more about them. The audience is mainly network administrators. Beginners will probably start at the Page Contents to focus in on what interests them. You are welcome to provide links to this web page. For a list of sites linking to this web page, do a Google search with the search term 'link: nmtf-tools.html'. Please do not make a copy of this web page and place it at your web site since it will quickly be out of date. See below in red if you wish to suggest additions or changes.

Page Contents Addition History [Entries at end of each year - not updated as sites disappear].
Swiss Army Knife Internet Tool from RobTex
Free tools for network Traffic Monitoring and IPFIX/Netflow
What is my IP address:
Locating things:
DNS Lookup,
Find DNS records for a domain name,
Autonomous System (AS) Information:
Test services:
Maps of the Internet:
Visual Traceroutes:
Bandwidth Management:
PingER Internet Performance
Test my network configuration: Network Diagnostic Tool

Network Path & Application Daemon

Bandwidth from various international sites,
Broadband speedtest,
Consumer Guide to Internet Speed
Fast and accurate broadband test UK,
RTT & bandwidth test from OOkla,
Speed Test,
Speed Test from Absolute Futurity,
Speed Test from GetVoIP,
UK broadband speed tester,

Find the best WiFi channel

VoIP Speed Test,
VoIP Speed, Bandwidth, and Jitter Test,

Ping from multiple sites to a target, Ping from multiple sites to a target plus show traceroutes,
Check my Round Trip Times,
Lite Speed Test,

MLab Internet measurement tools

Estimate bandwidth, WAN throughput calculator,
Ookla home page,
Estimate Internet speed needs based on devices in household
2023 Compare Web Hosting Services,
2022 Apple's Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), Best VPN REVIEWS, Find DNS records for a domain name, Lite Speed Test, Middleware Observability Platform, Networks Hardware, [5 entries.]
2021 Atatus, Bandwidth Management, Best Wordpress hosting, Bulk IP lookup, Cruz Operations Center, Cyberopz, Guide to Protect Your Children on Their Smartphone, How to Purchase a Domain Name and Hosting, How Parents and Educators Can Protect Children's Online Privacy, Magento Payments Security, Network security software, Parents Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety, Remote monitoring management software, RoutersNetwork, Security and phone risks and staying safe, Show my IP, Usable Privacy and Security, VOIP software, VPN Software, Web hosting server location, Web hosting software, [24 entries.]
2020 Abstract IP Geolocation API, Allegro Network Multimeters, Android app for Visual traceroute, ASN Extended Info API, Best VPNs in Canada, Best VPS Hosting, Broadband speedtest, Charte, Cybersecurity industry resources, Find the best WiFi channel, Datadog, Hosting Data UK, How much privacy do you have online, How to avoid ISP Throttling, IP address Geolocation with Confidence Area and Hazard Report API, iPhone app for Visual traceroute,, NetAlly, Network Monitoring Tools Comparison Table, Noction Flow Analyzer, Obkio, OpenSpeedTest, Several, Shodan, SSL check your web site, The 10 Best Web Hosting For Indian Websites, Top 10 best "Web hosting" companies in India, UK broadband Speed Tester, VpnAlert, VPNCodes - Decoding Trusted Best VPN Services With 28 Checkpoints, VPN Comparison, VPN Pioneer, VPS Hosting Providers, Web hosting coupons, What is my IP address Web Hosting Deals, Website monitoring and status page service, [36 entries].
2019 55 Ways to Save Money on Internet Safety: The DEFINITIVE Guide, Aussie Hosting, Best Cisco Network Monitoring Tools, Best Cloud Hosting, Best Domain Hosting Canada, Best Intrusion Prevention Systems, Best Site Performance & Monitoring Tools, Best VPNs, Best Web and Cloud Hosting Services, Best Web Hosting in India, Best Web Hosting Services Best Website Monitoring Services, Cloud Hosting, Compare web Hosting Services, Consumer Guide to Internet Speed, Discover who is hosting any website, Enterprise WordPress Hosting, Exoprise, Fast and accurate broadband speed test from the UK, Honest Product Reviews to Best VPNs, Iperf2, Iperf3, Leapwork, Network Diagram and Mapping Topology, MIMIC SNMP Simulator, Monitor your VoIP and RTC traffic Reatime, Network Mon ACL Analyzer, Network Mom Availability, Ping from multiple sites to a target, Safety Detective, SiteLock, SpeedCheck, Tips for China, Top 10 Best Web Hosting Company in India, Top 10 Intrusion Detection Tools, Top 15 Network Monitoring Tools Reviewed, UK Web Hosting Review, VPN Beginners Guide, VPN tools excp[lained, Web hosting coupons Wordpress Hosting Experts, [50 entries].
2018 Best commercial ip geolocation APIs, Best Network Monitoring Software, Best VPN Solutions, _ Best VPN Services in the Industry2, Best VoIP providers, Best Web Hosting site Canada. Calculate Web browser uptime, CYPHERIX, Domotz Pro, Find your Ideal VPN, Free VPNs, Grafana2, Internet Speed Guide, IP Geolocation, IP Geolocation with Threat Intelligence, Katalon, NetAdminTools, Nextiva, Noction, Online Privacy Tips, OpenSSL, Ping Test, Ranking Web Hosting, ReviewsDIR, SpeedTest from GetVoIP, TextFixer, Top hosting from HRANK, Top VPN Service2, VPN Insights, ZMap, [43 entries].
2017 All-in-one netflow analyzer, Best VPNs for Canada, Cloudwards, Encryption Guide, FlowTraq, Free PC Audit, Garland Network Taps, EveryCloud, Host sFlow, IP2Location, kentik, LoadView, netTerrain DCIM, Netropy, PathSolutions TotalView, PrivacyEnd, RandomBytes, Trisul Network Analytics, Sentinel IPS, sFlow-RT, Siftery, Statlook, WebSitePulse, WebSite up or down2, [29 entries].
2016 AIEngine, Apica, Best website monitoring services, Best website monitoring services for Wordpress users, , Fail2ban, How to monitor your website's uptime, HPE Network Node Manager, IDERA, MotaData, LanGuardian, Netmagis, PC and Network downloads, StatusCake, TurboMonitor*, WANem, WHSR Host Uptime Monitor, XIA Configuration, [21 entries].
2015 Capsa Free, Colasoft Ping Tool, NetCrunch Tools, LetMeCheck.it2, NetSpot, StressStimulus, pingometer, Testomato, ThousandEyes1, [10 entries].
2014 AKiPS Network Monitor, Glasswire, Graphical Network Monitor , Logentries, NetBeez, NetCrunch, NetOrbit, NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer, Observium, Raritan dcTrack, Raritan PowerIQ, Sentinet3, SuperMonitoring, [17 entries].
2013 AppDynamics, AthTek NetWalk, Enigma, EventSentry, Foglight, InfoVista Network Performance Management, IP - MAC scanner, Network Timeout, Retrospective*, SparrowIQ, Trogon MAC scanner, TruePath Technologies, Uptrends Infra, Uptrends web perfomance monitoring, [19 entries].
2012 ActionPacked3, Argus, CapMon, Entuity, Ethernet Packet Bombadier, Express Metrix, FrameFlow, KACE, Luminet, Nectar Services, Network Sate Notifier, Speed Test, [15 entries].
2011 AlertFox, Catchpoint, Congruity, GMS Live Expert, iGLASS Network Monitoring Services, IPCopper, Kaseya Network Monitor, Lan-Secure, LogicMonitor, Microsoft Network Monitor, NetFlowAuditor,, PagerDuty, Switch Center, Tekno Telecom, Verax NMS, [22 entries].
2010 AccelOps now FortiSIEM, AlarmTilt, Cascade Pilot Personal Edition, Cubro, ExtraHop, NetDB, NeuralStar, Reconnoiter, SevOne, SevOne Netflow tool, SITEImpulse, System Shepherd, StealthWatch, TelcoAlert4, DDoS Detection, Webwalk, [22 entries].
2009 Aggregate Network Manager, AppNeta, ASDIC, DUMeter, Justsniffer, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), SolarWinds Netflow Analyzer, SolarWinds Free network tools, Techout, [17 entries].
2008 Automate, BGPLay, BGPmon, Capsa, Collectl, DopplerVue, EffeDetect, EtherDetect, Ethergrouik, ElvinRRD2, FreeNATS, GnetWatch2, Inventory Genie, IPAudit, IPHost Network Monitor, Labtech Software, LANSurveyor, Lemon, monitis, Monitoring Genie, MTD Network Monitring Software, NetGong, NetInfo, NetMRI1, NetScope, Network Miner, NFDUMP, NfSen, PacketTrap, Panopta, PC Inventory Advisor, Remote Asset Tracker, Server Supervisor, Splunk, Tembria, tcpillust*, The Dude, Zyrion Traverse, [50 entries].
2007 APCON, DDoS detection, Anue acquired by Ixia 2012, in turn acquired by Keysight, Axence nVision, David, Dummmynet, GFI LANguard, Dynatrace, GroundWork, Hyperic HQ, IMMonitor, moods, Net::Flow, Network Enforcer, Network Management Tutorial, Network Weathermap, NetVoyant, OidView, op5 Monitor1, Pingdom, Pingwy, ServersCheck, skipole-monitor1, SMARTHawk4, Total Network Inventory, WAPT, WebPerform, WFilter, XYMON, [41 entries].
2006 arping2, BBMonitor, Cacti, Cymphonix Network Composer, Etherape, mrtg-ping-probe2, NPAD, Nsauditor, Nuttcp, OpenSMART, Pandora FMS, PolyMon, Pktstat, SNM, SpeedTest, SpiceWorks, TruePath, Unbrowse, Unsniff, Webalizer, Web Server Stress Tool, Zenos, [38 entries].
2005 Advanced HostMonitor, Alvias, Airwave, BWCTL, Caligare Flow Inspector, Distinct Network Monitor, EM7, Gigamon, Host Grapher II, Javvin Packet Analyzer, Just-ping, MoSSHe, mturoute, Netcool, Netflow Monitor, Pathneck, OWAMP, PingER, RANCID, Scamper, SCAMPI, Simple Infrastructure Capacity Monitor, Spirent, SiteMonitor2, SysUpTime, TansuTCP, thrulay, Torrus2, WebWatchBot, ZoneRanger, [36 entries].
2004 CleverEye2, CueVision, FastCopy, FREEping, Ganglia, internetVista, IPCheck Server Monitor, N-central, N-able, Netmeter, Malware and Phishing Check, NetVizor, Observer, OSSMon2, Overseer Network Monitor, Orca, PRTG Traffic Grapher, Scriptroute, SNMP Explorer, SNMP Informant, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), Vigilix,, [33 entries].
2003 Argus, eGInnovations, JFF Network Management System, LANsurveyor, LANWatch, LoriotPro, Nagios, NetIntercept, NetMon, Network Diagnostic Tool, NetStat Live, Open NerveCenter, PacketStorm, Packetyzer, PathChirp, Sniff'em, Spong, StableNet, TBIT, Tcptraceroute, Tping, Trafd, Traceroute-nanog, Ultra Network Sniffer1, Zoho Corp ManageEngine OpManager, [33 entries].
2002 ANL Web100 Network Configuration Tester, Anritsu, aslookup, AlertCenter, Alertra, AlertSite, Analyse-it, bbcp, Bro, Chariot, CommView, DotCom-Monitor, Omnipeek/Etherpeek, GDChart, HipLink1, LANExplorer, LinkFerret, LogisoftAR, NetCrunch, NetGeo, NMIS, OpenNMS PastMon, remstats, Globus Toolkit, RUDE, SmokePing, Snuffle, Telchemy, TCPTune, Zabbix, [42 entries].
2001 Alchemy Network Monitor, Argent, DSLReports, GeoBoy, Packetboy etc, NetTest, Pathrate, RouteView, Trellian, WCAT, WhatsUp Gold, WS_FTP, [13 entries].
2000 Big Brother, Cricket, EdgeScape, Ethereal (now renamed Wireshark), gen_send/gen_recv*, Gtrace, NcFTP, NetScout, Ntop, PingGraph, PingPlotter, Pipechar (part of NCS), RRD, VisualPulse, WinPcap, WU-FTPD, Xplot [22 entries].
1999 Cheops, hping2, Iperf, MatLab, MTR, NeoTrace, Netflow, NetLogger, NextPoint, Nmap, Pchar, ixchariot (Qcheck then Ixia now keysight)4, SAA, SafeTP, Sniffit, Tcpshow, Tcptrace [17 entries].
1998 Maple, NetOps, PV-Wave, S-Plus, VisualRoute [4 entries].
1997 tcpspray, Mapnet, Keynote, prtraceroute cflowd fping, tcpdpriv, Pathchar, CAIDA Measurement Tool Taxonomy, [10 entries].
1996 mrtg, Lachesis, [4 entries].

Introduction [Contents]

The following Network Monitoring Tools grew out of a list that were reported to be in use at 11 ESnet sites in a survey made by the ESnet Network Monitoring Task Force (NMTF) and completed in October 1995. For some snapshots of earlier web pages see the Internet Archive Wayback site.

Where possible I have provided hypertext links to further sources of information on the tool. These links vary in quality ranging from a pointer to the vendors home page, to the man pages entry, and to how to download the code.

We welcome corrections such as identifying broken links (especially if you can provide an alternate/update), since over the years companies are absorbed by others, disappear, split up, change their web site etc. To find broken links, we use CheckLink suggested by Brad Canham, and even better the Chrome browser extension for checking links, suggested by Brian Albert Jensen. Others we have found useful include Link Quality at a Glance suggested by William Chapman. Another possibility is Xenu's Link Sleuth also suggested by William Chapman.

Some links such as BasicState and Lemon give a 404 error code or a 405 code but appear to be accessible and so currently are left in. Others such as NetLogger sometimes timeout, but usually work. See the Footnotes for some alerts (identified by superscripts).

Suggesting Additions/Corrections etc. This is a volunteer, unfunded effort. This helps assure its independence. Increasingly new additions are from reader suggestions/recommendations. If you have a suggestion for adding something: please send an email to Cottrell at making sure that you indicate where the tool fits in the hierarchy, provide a URL to get more information on the tool, and provide a short one sentence description of the tool's purpose with no marketing hyperbole. Also if you notice out of date or incorrect links (e.g. links that go to sites that are not relevant to the link) please report. Thanks.

Network Monitoring Platforms (NMPs) - Comparison of NMPs from Wikipedia, Network Monitoring Tools Comparison table, [Contents]

  • ActionPacked!3 LiveAction is a platform that combines detailed network topology, device, and flow visualizations with direct interactive monitoring and configuration of QoS, NetFlow, LAN, Routing, IP SLA, Medianet, and AVC features embedded inside Cisco devices.
  • Aggregate Network Manager is an enterprise-grade network/application/performance monitoring platform. It tightly integrates with other smart building management systems, such as physical access control, HVAC, lighting, and time/attendance control.
  • Airwave Management PlatformT (AMP) wireless network management software provides centralized control for Wi-Fi networks. Features include: access point configuration management, reporting, user tracking, help desk views, and rogue AP discovery.
  • AKiPS Network Monitor software provides SNMP monitoring from a single VM at 1 minute resolution on networks ranging in size up to 1 million interfaces.
  • DDoS Platform provides solutions for WAN links monitoring, DDoS detection and mitigation, traffic accounting and graphing.
  • Axence nVision monitors network infrastructure: Windows, TCP/IP services, web and mail servers, URLs, applications (MS Exchange, SQL etc.). It also monitors routers and switches: network traffic, interface status, connected computers. nVision collects network inventory and audit license usage - it can alert in case of a program installation or any configuration change on a remote node. With the agent you can monitor user activity and access computers remotely.
  • CapMon Network monitoring tool that takes away the hassle of maintaining a Nagios installation. CapMon uses RRD wrapped in Flash to display statistics, includes syslog, dashboard and SLA modules
  • Castle Rock
  • Cruz Operations Centeri (CruzOC) is a network management product to deploy, update, monitor, and automate operations of multi-vendor networks.
  • Cymphonix Network Composer monitors Internet traffic by user, application, and threat. Includes controls to shape access to Internet resources by user, group, and/or time of day. Also featuring anonymous proxy blocking, policy management, and real time monitoring.
  • Datadog Datadog provides network flow monitoring and mapping for cloud environments, as well as SNMP-based device metrics. Datadog's platform incorporates network data with infrastructure metrics, application performance metrics, and logs, and provides dashboards and alerting capabilities.
  • David system allows you to manage your resources and services through both Intranet and Internet. provide auto-discovering and network topology building features to help keep an intuitive view of your IT infrastructure. Resources, real-time monitoring and accessibility of historical data enable reaction to failures. Configured interfaces for monitored devices allow you to focus on the most important aspects of their work.
  • Domotz Pro is a SaaS platform for remote monitoring and management. It includes advanced network discovery, tcp and snmp monitoring, network speed tests, as well as remote management features such as remote connectivity to all devices in the network and remote power management.
  • dopplerVUe provides network discovery, mapping and rules system enables monitoring of Ping, SNMP, syslog, and WMI performance metrics. Can be used to monitor IPv6 devices. Monitors services such as DNS, http and email.
  • EM7 from Sciencelogic is an NMS integrated with trouble-ticketing, event management, reporting, IP management, DNS and monitoring.
  • Enigma NMS enterprise grade network management and monitoring solution is a suite of functions integrated into single product. It has been installed in many Queensland Government departments, where it manages and monitors many thousand network devices, servers and apps.
  • Entuity provides an all-in-one network management solution for heterogeneous environments and includes integrations with BMC, Oracle EM, HP, IBM and others. Functionality includes discovery/inventory/topology, advanced event management, port/device and flow-based performance, configuration monitoring and extensive reporting.
  • Foglight a Network Management System that enables discovery, mapping and monitoring of network components worldwide.
  • FrameFlow is free server monitoring software that includes system health monitoring, web site monitoring, SNMP monitoring, reporting, alerts by e-mail and customizable dashboards.
  • FreeNATS, is an open-source network monitoring, alerting and reporting system available as PHP source and as a virtual appliance. HPE Network Node Manager a unified fault, availability, and network performance monitoring of physical and virtual devices for enterprise-scale networks.
  • IDERA Uptime Infrastructure Monitor offers users a comprehensive dashboard that watches the performance and availability of all routers, switches, servers, and other SNMP-enabled devices. Users can also quickly identify bandwidth hogs with their Netflow monitoring features for an in-depth network analysis and deep profiling of information on your network.
  • InfoVista Network Performance Management provides service level reporting and analysis tools for network and application performance management.
  • IP Host Network Monitor is a network and server monitoring tool that lets you monitor availability and performance of mail servers, internet hosts, database servers, and other network resources. Performance counters on Windows computers can be monitored using WMI. Other supported protocols are HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, ODBC, PING...
  • Just For Fun Network Monitoring System (JFFNMS) is FREE and designed to maintain a IP SNMP / Syslog / Tacacs+ Network. It can be used to monitor any standards compilant SNMP device, Server, TCP port or Custom Poller, also it has some Cisco oriented features.
  • KACE from Quest, Management Appliance delivers a fully integrated systems management solution.
  • Kaseya is a solution for monitoring, notification, and reporting. It includes agentless monitoring of Windows, Unix, Linux, and BSD operating system. It also includes distributed testing, a unique feature that makes it possible to monitor servers, routers and other network connected equipment that are behind a firewall or only accessible through a VPN. (Used to be called Intellipool).
  • kentik is an extensible big data SaaS platform for network monitoring that encompasses flow traffic, BGP, network performance, geolocation and other data types. It provides ad-hoc analysis, anomaly detection, DDoS detection and automated mitigation triggering, and peering analytics.
  • Klogie commercial remote network monitoring system that designed for ease of use.
  • LANsurveyor network and desktop management software providing automatic network maps, asset management reports, network monitor and remote administration and distribution.
  • Lemon is a server/client based monitoring system. On every monitored node, a monitoring agent launches and communicates using a push/pull protocol with sensors which are responsible for retrieving monitoring information. The extracted samples are stored on a local cache and forwarded to a central Measurement Repository using UDP or TCP transport protocol with or without authentication/encryption of data samples. Sensors can collect information on behalf of remote entities like switches or power supplies. The Measurement Repository can interface to a relational database or a flat-file backend for storing the received samples. Web based interface is provided for visualizing the data.
  • LogisoftAR provides is an NMP running under Windows providing device discovery, mapping, fault (using SNMP traps and syslog) and performance management. Reporting is provided in HTML pages.
  • Middlewaree Observability is a cloud-native observability platform that supports Infrastructure monitoring and log management across the entire infrastructure. Middleware combines network monitoring and other Infrastructure metrics in one unified dashboard.
  • Monitoring Genie is a large scale data collection and monitoring platform built for telcos and large service providedrs, able to monitor multiple parameters in 100Ks of nodes in very shory cycles of about a minute using multiple protocols (icmp,snmp,sql,http,telnet,ssh,wmi,registry,open ports...). It can perform actions based on monitoring status changes using conditions and correlation rules. The platform comes with a builtin reporting system and pre made reports, and can extended to monitor any parameter in the supported protocols. The platform can work as a stand alone product or connect to existing management platforms (hpov, tivoli and micromuse, unictenter, etc).
  • MotaData is a unified analytics platform for complete IT Monitoring and Log Management that derives business insights by real-time processing, correlation and visualization of IT network and security information data.
  • MTD Netwiork Monioring Software brings information from SNMP and non-SNMP devices alike together into an enterprise monitoring system with extensions for video based devices.
  • NerveCenter is a Perl SNMP based true correlation application using finite state technology to walk through network events looking for a cause and effect relationships. Most people use it for SNMP Polling and trapping, but it's possible to use other protocols like SOAP and WMI as the information interface. Since its Perl it does if/elsif and then logic.
  • Netcool suite offers five product families that support domain-specific IT management, end-to-end consolidated operations and business service management.
  • NetCrunch is An all-in-one and agentless network monitoring and management system, capable of monitoring every device in your network. Monitor bandwidth, availability, performance and NetFlow. Automatic views and maps. All leading operating systems supported.
  • NetGong is a network monitoring solution allowing network administrators, webmasters, and Internet service providers to monitor any networked device on the Internet, corporate intranet, or TCP/IP LAN and receive alerts via audible alarm, message, e-mail, or third-party software when a connection fails.
  • NetInfo is a collection of 15 network tools on a single, interface. NetInfo allows businesses to combat network downtime by allowing network administrators, webmasters, and Internet service providers to isolate faults, process diagnostic data and increase internal network security.
  • NetMRI1 from Infoblox automates much of Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM)by collecting and analyzing network configuration, snmp, and syslong/event data, and providing daily actionable issues.
  • N-able provides availability, performance, security and service management to multiple customers from one central Web console.
  • NetCrunch from AdRem, provides visualization of physical network topology; flexible performance monitoring, trending and reporting; event filtering and escalation; SNMP management; web access.
  • Netview
  • Network Mom Availability A Macintosh tool for monitoring, alerting, and reporting on availability and latency.
  • NeuralStar provides enterprise-class capabilities including NOC level visibility, management of multiple and geographically distributed networks and automatic failover and redundancy for continuous operations.
  • Observium Observium is an autodiscovering network monitoring platform supporting hardware platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. Observium seeks to provide a powerful yet simple and intuitive interface to the health and status of your network.
  • op5 Monitor1 provides active monitoring of the IT infrastructure - hardware, traffic & services. This includes connected components from servers, routers and printers services such as mail services, web servers and virus programmes. It is based on Nagios.
  • OpenNMS OpenNMS is an enterprise-grade network management platform developed under the open source model. It¿s designed to scale to tens or hundreds of thousands of managed nodes from a single instance. OpenNMS is available as a supported offering, OpenNMS Meridian, and as a community version, OpenNMS Horizon. OpenNMS is an integrated platform providing service availability management, performance data collection (via SNMP, JMX, HTTP, WMI, XMP, and other protocols), event management (internal events, custom events via an XML/TCP interface, and external events via SNMP traps and TL1), event de-duplication, and flexible notifications (via SMTP, XMPP, and many other protocols). The software is free under the AGPLv3 license, and commercial support, training, and consulting are available.
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network outages and performance issues. It offers network-centric views that are designed to deliver the critical information you need.
  • Pandora the Free Monitoring System is a Free Software set of programs, set under the GPL license, that monitors and detects network systems using remote tests (ICMP, TCP Sweep, Network scan, SNMP monitoring...), or using local agents to grab application/system datga (has agents for Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Windows XP,2000/2003). Pandora FMS is able to fire alarms, draw graphs and keep event history for each element using a SQL backend
  • PathSolutions TotalView Root-cause troubleshooting for voice, video, and data networks.
  • Reconnoiter is a monitoring and trend analysis system designed to cope with large architectures (thousands of machines and hundreds of thousands of metrics).
  • Remote monitoring management software List of web hosting software tools.
  • Sentinet3 provides networks, applications, systems, environment and security monitoring.
  • ServersCheck is a web based monitoring tool for monitoring networks and servers (e.g. temperatures etc.)
  • Spectrum (ex Cabletron, then Aprisma then Concord Communications then CA then Broadcom). Network Tool specialized in Fault Management and Root Cause Analysis engine. Helps optimize MTTR and MTBF.The tool is modular in that it can also monitor/manage QOS,MPLS/VPN,Multicast Network, Device Configurations.
  • StableNet Carrier-Grade performance management tool, built upon open standards. Supports active (Ping, SAA) and passive (SNMP, RMON, NetFlow, SFlow) measurements. Integrated topology/inventory, SLA/SLM, reporting.
  • Switch Center Network management and monitoring software using SNMP (v1-3) network devices from any vendor including network discovery, logical and physical (Layer 2/3) network topology mapping, performance monitoring, real-time reports and pro-active alerts.
  • SysUpTime is a free distributed network/systems management product. It provides users out-of-box capabilities to efficiently and proactively manage networks of any size.
  • Tembria Tembria Server Monitor is an affordable server monitoring platform with deep support for Windows server monitoring plus support for Linux and SNMP devices too.
  • The Dude is a free network monitor will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.
  • TruePath Technologies LMS is a web based monitoring and reporting tool that focuses on carrier, Metro (MEF), OAM and 1731 type monitoring. It has a built-in end-user portal and multi-threaded polling engine for fast, reliable monitoring.
  • Uptrends Infra is a network monitoring solution/platform. With Uptrends Infra you can monitor network protocols and network devices.
  • Verax NMS is a service availability and performance monitoring system supporting a range of network elements (e.g. Windows and Linux hosts, ATM switches, Brocade and Juniper routers, ADVA Optical Networking FSP), applications (e.g. Apache Tomcat and WebSphere servers, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases), virtualisation (e.g. VMware vSphere) and data center devices (incl. power supplies, air conditioning, sensors and detectors).
  • WhatsUp Gold discovers and maps your network, uses SNMP v1-3, WMI and custom scripts to monitor resources and applications on your devices, notifies you via email, SMS, pager, etc., when problems occur, and provides historical and real-time reporting through a Windows console interface, full Web interface, and mobile interface. WhatsUp Gold is available for single networks and as a distributed solution for managing large, geographically dispersed networks
  • Zoho Corp ManageEngine OpManager network management software.
  • Zyrion Traverse a network, application & server monitoring platform with open API, correlated views of IT "services" and integration with flow analysis tools.

Monitoring Tools Integrated with NMP [Contents]

Commercial Monitoring Tools, not integrated with an NMP [Contents]

Analyzer/Sniffer | Application/Services/Systems monitoring (Hosted/managed monitoring services) | BGP | Emulators | Flow Monitoring | FTP | IP Address/Asset Management | IT Search | Network Security tools | SNMP Tools | Topology/Mapping/Traceroute | VOIP | Video-over-IP

Public Domain or Free Network Monitoring Tools [Contents]

Application Monitoring | BGP | Finger Printing | Flow Monitoring | FTP | Host based network monitoring tools | IP Address management (IPAM) | Mapping | Monitoring Infrastructures | Network Security | Packet Capture/Analysis Tools | Path Characterization | Ping | RRDtool | SNMP | Throughput tools | Traceroute

Wireless tools [Contents]

Web Tools [Contents]

Auxiliary Tools to Enable: Monitoring, Analysis, Report Creation or Simulation [Contents]

  • AlarmTILT allows notifification, warning and informing distributed groups of people. Telecom operator independent, AlarmTILT relies on multi-channel communication to dispatch two-way emails, two-way SMS text messages and two-way voice text-to-speech calls to PCs, mobile phones, landlines, PDA/Smartphones, Blackberries, Iphones and more. AlarmTILT provides special plugins for integration with Nagios and WhatsUp NMS systems and generic plugins for any other NMS able to generate an email alert or dump an alert to a file.
  • ghostscript
  • GIF Manipulation and Animation
  • Mapping tools
  • Alerting Tools
    • PagerDuty PagerDuty collects alerts from server monitoring tools, provides an overall view of all monitoring alarms, and alerts an on-duty engineer if there's a problem with comprehensive calendaring, escalation and alerting all in one.
  • Plotting tools
    • ChartDirector a chart component control library for ASP/COM/VB/.NET/PHP/Perl/Python/Ruby/ColFusion/C++
    • Charte free web based chart editor for non techies.
    • GDChart Easy to use C, Perl, Python APIs, high performance library to create charts and graphs in PNG, GIF and WBMP format.
    • Grafana2 open platform for analytics and monitoring.
    • Gnuplot a command-line driven interface function plotting utility.
    • Google Charts.
    • Ploticus non-interactive plotting package for Unix & Windows. Has mouseover and mouse click capabilities.
  • Analysis & Visualization tools
    • Analyse-it is a software add-in for Microsoft Excel that includes over 30 parametric & non-parametric statistics, including descriptive statistics, box-whisker plots, correlation, multiple linear regression analysis, ANOVA, & chi-square statistics for general statistical research.
    • AIEngine is an interactive/programmable Python/Ruby/Java/Lua packet inspection engine with capabilities of learning without any human intervention, NIDS(Network Intrusion Detection System) functionality, DNS domain classification, network collector, network forensics and many others. AIEngine also helps network/security professionals to identify traffic and develop signatures for use them on NIDS, Firewalls, Traffic classifiers and so on.
    • Maple.
    • MatLab.
    • moodss a graphical monitoring application. The core takes care of managing modules (loading and unloading), displaying modules data through sortable tables and diverse graphical viewers, handling user set threshold conditions with email alerts, recording and browsing data history from a database. moodss can predict the future, using sophisticated statistical methods and artificial neural networks, and therefore be used for capacity planning.
    • PV-Wave.
    • SAS.
    • S-Plus.
  • Simulation/Modeling

Further Information [Contents]

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1When using the Chrome Browser extension for checking Links Results, this gives an error, e.g. 403, 404, 405, 500, 503 503 503 503 503 but usually works from the browser.
2Deadlistchecker cannot access (often times out) but it works.
3Changed name.
4This is slow to load and so may appear to not exist.
5Is redirected to an alternative site, often because of a takeover.

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