Dartware LLC has announced the release of InterMapper 3.5. It’s the latest version of the network monitoring and alert program for the Macintosh, which is now in its fifth year of sales. Originally developed at Dartmouth College, InterMapper became a commercial application when Dartware was created in April of 2000.
InterMapper enables network administrators and system managers to monitor Web, e-mail, DNS and other servers, as well as routers and switching equipment. The software monitors LAN and WAN links to detect trouble on the network, and alerts the network manager if any problems erupt. Built-in Web service also enables network managers to view the network remotely using a Web browser.
New features in InterMapper 3.5 include Carbonization, to run native on Mac OS X. It also works with previous versions of Mac OS down to 7.0, according to Dartware. InterMapper 3.5 also features many new probes that test Web secure servers, new kinds of network equipment, Mac OS system vulnerability, and much more. Dartware said that InterMapper 3.5 features faster auto-discovery, as well, showing switch port numbers rather than subnets to produce less clutter.
System requirements call for a 68030-based Mac or newer, 8MB of RAM; a network connection; System 7.0 or higher, including Mac OS X. The software’s license cost is dependent on the number of devices monitored — a 10-device version is US$295, an unlimited version is $1,995. Users interested in the software can download a 14-day trial version.
Download InterMapper 3.5