Local Area Network Monitor

Hey,

Does anyone know any software that can monitor internet traffic from each PC on the LAN summarizing it on the server and giving full details on each PC activities.

I have the Internet connection which goes through hardware firewall (it is a separate device on the network). The only chance how I can monitor traffic is to collect traffic data from each machine.
I am sure there should be a kind of software to have both server and client part.
If you know any just let me know.
I appreciate you help.

Thanks,
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi Terrible_macro,
Network monitoring and troubleshooting

*****Hardware*****

Fluke Gear

One Touch (approx $5000)
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1287921_1214_ENG_F_EFUL_618.pdf

NetTool (approx $1400)
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1567676_1214_ENG_D_EFUL_625.pdf

OptiView (approx $17000)
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1590227_1215_ENG_E_EFUL_646.pdf

Optiview Workgroup analyser
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1638900_1215_ENG_C_EFUL_809.pdf

DSP-4300 Tester (approx $5000)
https://myvision.flukenetworks.com/edocs/efile.asp?oid=1626542

Wave Runner Wireless Tester (For Compaq Ipaq) (approx $4000)
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1989155_1214_ENG_B_EFUL_1006.pdf



*****Software*****

Fluke Optiview (Network Inspector) (approx $8000)
http://portweb.flukenetworks.com/storage/efulfillment/1609415_1215_ENG_E_EFUL_654.pdf
http://tomshardware.bizrate.com/Fluke%20OPTIVIEW%20NETWORK-INSPECTOR%20SW,mss__cat_id--320,prod_id--6609426,rf--wgg.html

Ethereal (FREEWARE) - Best for sniffing traffic in and out of an interface
http://www.ethereal.com/

Sniffer Pro - Investigator (approx $5000)
http://www.snifferpro.co.uk/

Sniffer Basic (approx $1000)
http://www.networkassociates.com/us/products/sniffer/field/sniffer_basic.htm

Solarwinds Engineers Toolkit (price £688.00 sterling)
(This is a fantastic product - I use it every day)
http://www.solarwindsuk.co.uk/products/engineers.htm

MTRG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) (FREEWARE)
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/users.html

IPERF (FREEWARE)
http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/

NetworkActiv Scanner 4.0  (FREEWARE)
http://www.networkactiv.com/Scanner.html

NetIQ (FREEWARE)
http://www.ixiacom.com/enterprise/Qcheck.php

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Terrible_macroAuthor Commented:
Great job PeteLong,

I will try all of them to find the best one.

Thanks
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MortgageGuyCommented:
Let us know which one you decide
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
I recommend Solarwinds

An ThanQ

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Terrible_macroAuthor Commented:
Looks like Solarwinds is a good idea.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Its my favourite piece of softare and very cheap for what you get, theres a new product called ORION but Ive not checked that one out yet :0) (same company)

Pete
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