Neon Software has announced the release of LANsurveyor 7.0 for Mac OS X. LANsurveyor is a network management system that works cross-platform, and supports Mac OS 8 through Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar.”
Changes in LANsurveyor 7.0 include new map and report options, as well as support for more than 40 new SNMP-based devices and services. The software makes use of Mac OS X’s Aqua interface and it’ll work on Xserve systems. The software also includes 20 Neon Responders for Mac OS and Windows 95 – XP.
Neon Responders are installed on networked client systems to enhance LANsurveyor. Features include file distribution, messaging and reporting. With LANsurveyor, you can generate asset inventory reports of software and hardware for the entire network.
The new version of LANsurveyor sports Backup Profiler, which Neon Software said is useful to help network administrators understand what valuable data is on their client systems. Backup Profiler tracks the amount and type of data on client computers and the change rate of that data, helping you to understand what needs to be backed up the most on specific systems.
New SNMP-based devices supported by LANsurveyor include products from Xerox, Wind River, Minolta, Nokia, SCO, Xserve, Pairgain, Avaya, Freebsd, Foundry Networks, Linksys and Tektronix.
LANsurveyor 7.0 also includes three new map topologies — symmetrical, circular and orthogonal, in addition to the linear maps it already generated. This helps network managers to display their systems in the way that most closely matches their needs.
LANsurveyor Management Station comes bundled with 20 Neon Responder licenses for US$495. Neon Responders are available in 25, 50, 100 and 500 unit packs starting at $250. Upgrades for current LANsurveyor owners are $129, and if you’ve bought it since July 1, 2002 you can get a free upgrade.