How To Catalogue Your Network Machines And Appliances

Building a network inventory is a need borne by many different reasons, such as for identifying precise requirements in order to prepare for an upgrade, asset control and for identifying actual utilization of available resources. There are programs that offer a very automated approach for creating and maintaining precisely such an inventory. Yesterday we recommended Komodo Labs – NEWT Professional which does a complete network inventory with TONS of information about each device.

So how does this program work and what does it have to offer? It gets all the data it requires by scanning your whole local area network and identifying all of your network elements, whether that be hardware or software, along with their characteristics. Doing so manually, would take so much time that it would be impossible for even medium-sized networks; on the other hand, this program can handle any LAN, regardless of size. Even maintaining such a network inventory would be more than a full-time job for an actual worker, while NEWT Professional does such automatically, updating the inventory automatically whenever a new device is connected to it.

Able to find servers, workstations, routers, sites, services and much more, this software has the ability to also record data considered useful for each one of these elements. This way, a full inventory can be made considering the network items, along with their information, regardless of the size and complexity of your network. All that without the problem of manually checking each individual device, or even requiring you to install client versions of the program on any of the devices.

So, are you planning for your next upgrade and thinking what precisely your network contains, whether it’s useful or compatible in the next version of your network? How many machines are still running outdated operating systems and need to be renewed or replaced? How are you going to get all that data you require to calculate the upgrade elements and cost? Are you worried and need to monitor which PCs are kept up to date with the latest security or hot-fix updates? Total Network Inventory can gather all this data for you, offering comprehensive reports for each and every element; storing and organizing all this data to easily provide you with custom-selected reports in an easy to follow way.

Hardware data is drilled down even to include elements such as CPU processing ability, motherboard model and manufacturer, as well as peripheral data regarding graphics video cards, random access memory (RAM), network adaptors, system devices list and other. Software data drill down includes operating system (OS) data such as type and edition, service packs and updates installed, third-party programs installed and running on system boot (start up), user accounts as well as running processes that are present, and other.

Prioritize your upgrades based on a well-informed vision of your network, identify security problems such as outdated OS and missing updates, spot un-used devices and many more, all these using simple step-by-step wizards, creating important reports in seconds and without worrying about leaking such data outside the network.

Komodo Labs – NEWT Professional – Free:

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NEWT Professional is Free for up to 25 devices.