Today we have great news! After a long period of thorough beta-testing, we are officially releasing Total Network Monitor 2.0. This release becomes the first major update since 2010. We’ve given the product a complete overhaul, having developed a brand new monitoring engine from scratch, redesigned the user interface and re-written the documentation. Was it worth the wait? You tell us!
In this release, we changed the monitoring engine completely. The new engine is able to make better use of the multiple CPU cores, offering smoother performance on today’s multi-core CPU’s. We also optimized network load to ensure that monitoring does not affect your network operation in the slightest.
In addition to performance and stability optimizations, we built new monitoring features into the engine. The new engine can now work over the secure HTTPS protocol, supports UTF-8 Web pages, and is able to handle HTTP redirects the same way your Web browser does . We’ve also improved FTP monitoring, adding the ability to specify a custom FTP port to monitor. Finally, we’ve added the ability to perform checks on a certain file on a remote server to ensure the correct file server operation. If you have more than one system administrator on your network, you can now specify multiple email addresses for email alerts.
The redesigned user interface becomes prettier and more usable. Have a look at the screen shot:
We’ve added a graphical representation of your entire network, allowing you to glance over the status of your corporate LAN and determine immediately which node needs your attention.
With this release, we slashed the prices. We are literally giving the product away! Even the standard price of $90 per license is a steal, considering that you’re getting a lifetime license with unlimited free updates and free technical support. We are offering volume discounts to our corporate customers; please contact us for more detail.
Who Can Get Total Network Monitor 2.0 for Free
If you were part of our open beta testing and actively participated in the program by submitting bug reports or feature suggestions, thank you! In return for your hard work and valuable contributions, we’d like to offer you a free license worth $90. We’ll send out the free licenses next week . If you actively participated in the beta testing program but haven’t received your license within a week, please drop us an email.
Dear friends! Over the past 3 months we have spent a lot of time making significant improvements to our network scanner. We improved its stability, reliability and scanning speed. In addition, TNI now supports scanning VMware assets via HTTPS protocol.
Thus, at the moment TNI can scan virtually anything, with a single click:
Now we can confidently say how a typical Softinventive product looks like
And as always, we have many other improvements in the new version:
- NewVMware login type: scanning of VMware ESX/ESXi via HTTPS.
- New“Attachment” custom field for assets.
- NewPossibility to clear the value of the custom field of “Date” type.
- New“Used, GB” and “Free, %” fields in logical disks table reports for all supported systems.
- ImprovedScanner engine (better network device discovery; modified settings; other improvements).
- ImprovedScanner does not try to detect MAC addresses for hosts in other subnets any more.
- ImprovedIndependent selections in the network tree (Up/Down and Alt+Up/Alt+Down).
- ImprovedUpdated GUI for Windows 10.
- FixedDetection of product keys for Office 2013 Home and Business (ClickToRun).
- FixedSome issues with Linux and Mac scanners.
- FixedSome issues with two copies of the program using the same storage at the same time.
- FixedExport of table reports with date field to XLSX.
A little more info on several items:
In this release we’ve added a new login type: VMware. Now VMware ESX/ESXi servers can be scanned via the HTTPS protocol, because the SSH protocol is disabled by default. However, less data is gathered via HTTPS, so we still recommend enabling SSH for these servers and scanning them via this protocol.
The scanner engine has been improved. We removed the unnecessary online-status check settings and updated the scanner settings (port scan and network discovery). Please note, when “Safe profile” of the classic engine port scanned is enabled (by default), then no more than 4 ports are scanned for a single device. This allows avoiding a possible trigger of intrusion detection systems, like Symantec Endpoint Protection. At the same time, if you have logins specified for SSH, Telnet, and VMware protocols, then there can be “not enough space” for the last two of them and you won’t be able to scan assets via these protocols (the scanner will notify you). In this case, “Light profile” should be selected, which allows scanning 10 most frequently used ports, including 23 (Telnet) and 443 (HTTPS).
Moreover, we paid some time to update the automatic key detection for various versions of Office 2013—Home and Student, and Home and Business in particular. They install under the Click-To-Run scheme and store their data in the registry in a special way. This required a further scanner improvement.
By the way, we’ve already started working on adding support for SNMPv3 device scanning.
See you next time!
The System Administrator Appreciation Day 2015 may be over, but we’re not yet done with surprises: meet your new assistant! Softinventive Lab is happy to announce Total Software Deployment, a perfect deployment tool for your entire network. We already had a software inventory management tool. Today, we complement that tool with another one – to help you deploy software to remote computers.
Why We Made Total Software Deployment
Why yet another remote deployment tool? Aren’t Microsoft guys good enough building the MSI deployment tool for Windows? We love Microsoft Windows, especially the latest Windows 10, but its remote deployment system is sorely lacking. Restricted to MSI packages only, Microsoft’s deployment system just doesn’t work if you have legacy software to distribute. Our new remote deployment tool supports all types of installers including MSI as well as EXE files produced by all popular third-party installers. System administrators rejoice! You can now deploy and maintain those products easily in a fully automated, discreet manner without distracting your users.
A Tool for a Lazy Sysadmin
No, we don’t call you “lazy”. In fact, we think you work hard enough to deserve a little break. Total Software Deployment will help you automate remote software distribution by building a custom deployment script – no matter what type of installer the product may use. Create a deployment package, test it out and click “Launch” to automatically deploy the new product to your entire network.
Have multiple packages to deploy? Total Software Deployment will save even more time by enabling concurrent deployment of multiple packages to multiple computers at the same time.
Deploying a package is not everything. Once a product is successfully installed, you’ll need to make sure it gets all the fixes, updates and security patches promptly. Total Software Deployment helps you keep your computers up to date by automatically scanning your network computers and building software inventory lists. You’ll see exactly which software is installed on each computer, discovering outdated installations at a glance and having the possibility to install the latest updates.
And as usual. Don’t forget to use the Feedback button. Let us know what you like or dislike in our program, send feedbacks and bug reports so that we can make TSD even better.
Everyone who actively participates in testing is guaranteed to receive a gift: a free license for the new version!
Greetings! We have released a new version of TSD beta (build 643) on September 18.
The test period has been extended for 30 days. You can download it here.
We’re looking forward to your feedback.