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Proactive Network Monitoring

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Last Modified: 2016-10-28
Looking for a package (free is good, medium priced is ok, things like OpenView are out of budget) that will proactively monitor my network.

Mostly Win 2008 Servers
Cisco 3560 switches and 2801 routers
ASA Firewall
Lots of XP PCs, some Win 7 coming in

I want to see if there is a PC that is spewing tons of traffic, or has a rogue DNS/SMTP/FTP server installed, etc.

Appreciate any suggestions.  I have tried Spice Works, but the installation seemed massive, and a bit overwhelming.  Maybe that's changed in the tow or three years since.

Basically the easier to setup and maintain the better!
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