Monitoring traffic on WAN

Posted on 2006-05-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Can anyone suggest a good tool to monitor traffic across a WAN, we are a company with offices all over europe and as we have expanded our network is having troubles at certain times of the day; what I need to find is a tool that will allow me to monitor. This is a bit of a cheeky question but it may save me time that I dont have!!

We run predominately Windows 2003 Domain but have several UNIX / LINUX Machines on the network.

Any suggestions greatly received.
Question by:smartstream-stp
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    Network monitoring and troubleshooting


    Fluke Gear

    One Touch (approx $5000)

    NetTool (approx $1400)

    OptiView (approx $17000)

    Optiview Workgroup analyser

    DSP-4300 Tester (approx $5000)

    Wave Runner Wireless Tester (For Compaq Ipaq) (approx $4000)


    Fluke Optiview (Network Inspector) (approx $8000),mss__cat_id--320,prod_id--6609426,rf--wgg.html

    Ethereal (FREEWARE) - Best for sniffing traffic in and out of an interface

    Sniffer Pro - Investigator (approx $5000)

    Sniffer Basic (approx $1000)

    Solarwinds Engineers Toolkit (price £688.00 sterling)
    (This is a fantastic product - I use it every day)

    EtherPeek NX ($3500)

    MTRG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) (FREEWARE)


    NetworkActiv Scanner 4.0  (FREEWARE)


    Network Probe 1.0.2  ($300.00)
    Freeware Version

    NetStatLive from AnalogX (FREEWARE)

    OnLineEye (TRAILWARE)($15 to buy)

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