Network Equipment Performance Monitor

Last Updated on 14 April 2005, Company: Nova Software, Inc.

NEPM is a two part software system that monitors any type of logged data from IP networked equipment and reports it via E-mail and web pages. Current conditions and history from systems based on Windows NT/2000/2003/XP and UNIX can be tracked and reported. Most major server, switch and router systems can be monitored, without running agents on the target systems. Many networks behind separate firewalls can be reported on at one central site, and hard-to-reach isolated nets can be accessed. NEPM itself is system independent and can be hosted on either a UNIX or WinNT system or a combination of these. NEPM monitors and reports uptime, critical events such as intrusion attempts, access rates, bytes-transferred rates, and error rates of network nodes. Unique precursor event links drill down to the causes of downtime, intrusion events, etc. Performance graphs highlight element throughput and error rate. Hardware and software sub-systems within nodes are tracked and reported separately but in a common format that makes possible direct comparison. True hardware uptime is reported so that hardware and software performance can be separated from that of the communications links and from each other. Summary reports and alerts aggregate a view of an entire network's status onto a single page. Reports are provided via web pages posted to a web server for access to results. E-mailed text alerts provide notification of dangerous conditions. NEPM is managed via a browser interface, providing local or remote control from anywhere on the network. Use NEPM to increase your network uptime, increase network security, monitor QOS and SLA's, and evaluate new equipment. Equipment monitored can be Windows or Linux/UNIX/FreeBSD servers, or any processor-based system that logs events to non-volatile storage and has a telnet/rlogin/ssh/IP stream-mode interface.

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