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.
As you know, the development of Total Network Monitor was suspended back in 2010. Over the years, the software has received a lot of positive feedback from you, but it still contained some known bugs that kept reminding of themselves.
We hope you enjoy this news, because we’ve found time to breathe new life into the project.
Just look at this changelog, which is far from being exhaustive:
- BIG FEATUREAll program elements have been updated and modified: engine, UI, documentation.
- NewHTTP sensor: UTF-8 support added for page content check.
- NewHTTP sensor: Pages availability check via HTTPS.
- NewHTTP sensor: Web servers redirection support. Now the sensor redirects in the same way as Internet browsers do.
- NewFTP sensor: Ability to specify your own port number for an FTP server.
- NewProtection from entering a random server port number for the TCP sensor.
- NewAbility to add multiple addresses for the “send email” action.
- NewAbility to check file availability on a remote server.
- ImprovedICMP sensor mechanism. Now it has improved logic and allows you to specify timeout in milliseconds.
- ImprovedOverall stability of the application (several critical errors that caused application to crash fixed).
- FixedError caused by checking inaccessible files (e.g. pagefile.sys) for several FILE sensors (file existence, file size, file compare).
- FixedICMP sensor logic (if at least one packet has passed, the monitor will turn green).
- FixedWindows sensor: Event log error. Now the sensor check behaves correctly when a large number of events is added.
- FixedInterface error while changing (adding) an HTTP sensor.
- FixedThe ICMP sensor now works correctly with IP addresses ending with 0 or 255, if the subnet mask defines them as being valid.
- FixedCount number mismatch for monitors of a certain color (monitor list header).
- FixedIncorrect behavior of TNM notification balloons in system tray.
- FixedError when trying to launch TNI.
- FixedFile format mismatch error in Project Editor.
And that’s not all! The release version of TNM 2 shouldn’t take long. Now we offer you early access to the new version and a chance to take part in its beta testing.
Send us your feedback and bug reports so that we can make TNM even better. Everyone who actively participates in testing is guaranteed to receive a gift – a free license for the new version!
Good news, everyone! We have updated the TNM 2 beta on August 14.
The latest build is 2930. You can download it here.
Attention! We have released a new version of TNM 2 (build 2990 RC1) on September 16.
The test period has been extended for 30 days. You can download it here.
We’re looking forward to your feedback.
The new version of Total Network Monitor 1.1.3 (build 1500) has been released.
Starting from this version the program is distributed as freeware. Besides, we have made some fixed and improvements. See details below:
- NewHost field added to the GET-request (HTTP probe) to support virtual hosting.
- ImprovedSetting of URL for HTTP probes. Now it is possible to specify the domain (site) name and port for connection.
- ImprovedSending of e-mail alerts via SMTP. Now FQDN of the local computer is passed with HELO/EHLO commands, as per RFC standards.
- FixedWindows and File probes. Now the name or IP for access to the remote computer are read from the device properties (depending on the “Static IP” flag value), and not stored in the probe properties.