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Aug 23
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Top 10 Free Networking Software

Networking software aides in network administration and makes it easy for network administrator to maintain and secure their network. When efficiently used, it can neither be accessed nor seen by any end user. Network software facilitates the end user actions, rather than being a tool used by them. When network software is deployed, a network administrator can keep an eye on all the connections active or non-active within the network and can set specific permissions for users requesting access to the network. Network administrators can also use network software to add or remove individual users from the network quickly in the event of a new employee hired or employee termination.

  1. Microsoft Message Analyzer

Microsoft message analyzer is the successor of Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 which can be used for capturing, displaying, and analysing protocol messaging traffic, events, and other system or application messages in network troubleshooting and diagnostics. It offers several features such as network tracing, data retrieval, data viewing, data filtering, asset management etc.

  1. MiTeC Network Scanner

It is an advanced multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner that comprises of user-friendly interface and controlling tools for network administrators to manage networks. The program performs ping sweep, scans for open TCP and UDP ports, resource shares, resolves host name and auto-detect network IP range.

  1. Nagios

It is one of the best network monitoring software which provide network administrators ability to monitor system, protocol, application, database, logs and bandwidth efficiently. It is cross-platform software which was initially released in March 2002 with the most stable version updated in 2018. It is written in C-language.

  1. PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor helps monitoring network availability and usage using various protocols such as SNMP, NetFlow and WMI. It offers a user-friendly web-based interface and applications for iOS and Android devices. Some of its key features includes comprehensive network monitoring, flexible alerting with nine different notification methods, status alert, limit alert, threshold alert, conditional alert and alert scheduling. Provides in-Depth Reporting with ability to create reports in HTML or PDF format, scheduled reports, as well as pre-defined reports and report templates.

  1. Icinga 2

Icinga is a Linux based open source monitoring application which checks the availability of network resources and notifies user when something goes down. It provides business intelligence data for detailed analysis and offers powerful command line interface.

  1. Wireshark

Wireshark is an interactive network protocol analyzer and capture utility software. It provides for detailed inspection of hundreds of protocols and is compatible on multiple platforms. It is one of the most well-known and efficient network software.

  1. Team viewer

TeamViewer is one of the best remote connectivity solutions. It allows network administrators with remote access and control the desktop of client’s computers and servers from anywhere, on a 3G or better internet connection. It is the world’s first remote support technology which allows screen sharing on iOS devices from any desktop or mobile device.

  1. Advanced IP Scanner

It is an efficient network scanner that detects devices such as mobile phones, printers and Wi-Fi routers on a network. It allows to connect to common services such as FTP, HTTP and shared folders enabled on the remote machine.

  1. Capsa Free

It is a network analyzer that allows you to monitor network traffic, troubleshoot network issues and analyse packets. Features include support for over 300 network protocols, MSN and Yahoo Messenger filtering, email monitoring and auto-saving. It offers customizable reports and dashboard.

  1. Wireless Net View

It is a small application that runs in the background to monitor the activity of wireless networks around you. It displays a detailed information such as SSID, average signal quality, MAC address, detection counter, authentication algorithm, cipher algorithm, RSSI, channel frequency, last signal quality, etc for each detected network.

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