If you’re involved in keeping tabs on Internet traffic, you’ll be pleased to know that Visualware has brought VisualRoute, graphical tool that determines precisely where and how the traffic is flowing between two points on the Internet, to Mac OS X.
The Java-based tool provides a geographical map of the route, and the performance of each portion of the route. VisualRoute can now be installed on a Mac OS X system to determine connectivity and connection performance between that Mac and any server on the Net, according to MacTech magazine (http://www.mactech.com).
VisualRoute offers the functionality of the common Internet utilities “ping,” “whois,” and “traceroute” in an integrated interface, according to Julian Palmer, chief marketing officer for Visualware. The app automatically analyzes Internet connectivity and performance problems, displaying the results in a table and on a world map. As VisualRoute tracks all IP hops in parallel (instead of consecutively), it provides results much faster than conventional Traceroute programs, Palmer said.
Free 30-day trial versions of VisualRoute for Mac OS X may be downloaded from the Visualware Web site. Pricing ranges from US $40 (for a single user) to $3,000 (for a 250 user license).