basic network monitoring software
Posted on 2013-11-17
I currently use Level Platforms to monitor my clients networks. I really like the product and do not want to change if possible. Now that they are owned by AVG they are doing some things differently as far as pricing goes.
I have devices that I don't monitor but I use the product to keep track of them. For instance I have postage machines with IP addresses. Currently I have them discovered and I can keep notes about them and this helps make sure I don't hand out duplicate IP addresses. If I continue this, I will get billed for these devices.
Other examples are IP phones, small printers and linksys WAP.
Their solution is to exclude these IP addresses from being scanned. If I do that, I won't have a way of knowing they exist and what they are.
I am looking for some free or very inexpensive software that will let me keep track of all IP devices on a network. Preferably it can run remotely but I realize I may have to install it on a server at each site. Level Platforms does most of what I need so I am not looking for a full featured product but I am open to changing if I have to.