In Brief: Network Associates Rolls Out Web-Based Network Analysis Tools

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Apr 4, 2002 | Print this Page

Network Associates has announced the release of Sniffer Enterprise Management Architecture, a suite of tools designed to provide web-based network management and trend reporting for enterprise networks.

The package comes in three components:

  • Sniffer Distributed: a turn key system that detects and isolates network faults and provides its information via a web-based interface. According to the company, filters provided with Sniffer Distributed allow it to serve as a means of quickly isolating worms and rogue servers. Sniffer Technologiesprovides additional filters on its website.
  • Sniffer Resource Manager: an administrative tool designed to provide customized levels of access to information provided by the Sniffer Distributed appliances, as centralized control over the agents across the network.
  • Sniffer Watch: a network analysis and trend reporting tool designed to work with raw network data.

Options include a variety of 'agents' for assorted network configurations, including Ethernet, Gigabit, FDDI, Token Ring, WAN, and ATM agents.

The product is available for Microsoft Windows 2000, 95/98, NT, and NT Workstation/Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a.

Sniffer Technologies offers two licenses for the product: a subscription license and a perpetual license. Sniffer Basic Suite purchased under a license with a one year support contract costs $2163 for a single server with discounts on larger orders. The same software purchased under a perpetual license costs $2,495 for a single server.

More information may be found on the Sniffer Technologies web site.