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Network Monitoring software

By Sumit2010 ·
Hello,

Could any of you suggest a good network monitoring software from your past experience? It should be able to do that following: -

1. Monitor the real time bandwidth consumption based on internet IP.
2. Which service/program is taking up most of overwhelming the network?
3. Monthly/Weekly bandwidth per IP or system
4. Monthly/Weekly bandwidth per service
5. Shoot email to the system admin for any suspicious activity or when the bandwidth usage reaches a certain level.
6. Ability to go back and find what really happened on the network.

The budget is about 1000$, if there are any open-source alternatives, i would appreciate that as well.

Thanks in advance :)

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Spiceworks

by mafergus In reply to Network Monitoring softwa ...

It can handle issues 1-5, has additional features and is free.

For item #6 you will still need to get dirty.

www.spiceworks.com

I also recommend that you search TechRebulic as you will find a lot of discussion and good information here

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NST

by lmalhoit Contributor In reply to Network Monitoring softwa ...

Do you have VMware? Actually, even if you don't yet, you can download VMware Player for free and put it on a machine that has access to all the devices you want to monitor. There is a virtual appliance that you can download for free and set up, then.

http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/141/

I've used it at a couple different places. It's pretty easy to set up and it seems to work well.

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indeed

by PC-guru In reply to NST

VMware would be the most cost effective and best choice off the top of my head

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