by Christopher Lindquist

Networking Monitoring Tools

Nov 15, 20021 min

Network administrators interested in a compact set of network monitoring tools should check out TamoSoft’s Essential NetTools Version 3.1.

The $29.95 product comprises 10 utilities to increase a company’s network security and reliability. The utilities include:

  • NetStat, which displays a computer’s inbound and outbound traffic, including a map of which applications are using what ports.
  • PortScan, which scans your network for open ports.
  • RawTCP, which offers the capability to create low-level connections for network troubleshooting and provides a graphical display of the results.
  • Also part of the package: a pair of NetBIOS-oriented monitoring and auditing tools, a shared resource monitor, and more traditional tools such as TraceRoute, Ping, NSLookup and a process monitor that lets you find and kill hidden applications.

The utility can generate reports in HTML, text and comma-delimited formats. For more information or to download an evaluation version, visit Volume pricing for corporations is available.