InterMapper 3.6, network monitoring and alerting software, is now shipping from Dartware LLC.
InterMapper is a network monitoring and alert program that watches over the network and the servers connected to it, and notifies the network manager when there are problems. Built for both the traditional Mac operating system and Mac OS X, it monitors the servers, routers, switches and other devices on a network, as well as the local and wide area links that connect them.
InterMapper can notify the network manager about problems via audible alerts, e-mail, pages and cell phone messages. According to MacTech magazine, version 3.6 has the following new features:
InterMapper Remote support — InterMapper Remote is a new remote viewer application that provides a live display of maps of the network via the Internet.
Background Images for Maps — You can give context to maps by placing an image (such as a city map, campus map or floor plan) behind the items in an InterMapper window.
Response Time Measurements. Users can measure the time a device takes to respond. There are chart and log measurements to monitor trends and watch for troubles.
SNMPv2c and 64-bit Counters — You can poll SNMPv2c MIB variables for devices that support 64-bit counters in order to get an accurate display of the data rates of high-speed interfaces.
Persistent Chart Data — You can write chart data to disk and restore it even after quitting and re-launching.
Outages Window — This new window is designed to offer an easy way to review recent outages and their durations.
Multiple Log Files — You can save different kinds of log information to several log files to separate the major failure alerts from Web page access logs, etc.
New Probes — You can now test Simple Network Pager Protocol (SNPP) servers.
InterMapper 3.6 is available now for download (http://www.intermapper.com/binaries/). There is a staggered pricing structure, starting at US$295 for 10 devices up to $2,395 for an unlimited number.