MonitorWare Agent 5.0 Released
Adiscon is proud to announce the 5.0 release of MonitorWare Agent.
A prime focus of this release is on reliability. That, of course, not just
meaning proper program execution but on delivering messages even under bad
circumstances. Circumstances, that other solutions may not even be aware of,
much less are capable to handle. Main new features include:
- Automatic resolving of Active Directory Schema GUID's - the
event log monitor now is capable of deciphering the AD GUIDs found in your
event logs. No longer cryptic numbers but native user names.
- improved support for NetApp Filer and other emulations of the
Windows Event Log system (the emulation is not fully compliant, causing
grief to many event log readers)
- configurable automatic event log clearing with the ability to
auto-backup - quite useful if you would like to make sure the event log
doesn't grow beyond a configured size; especially useful if the auditing
system is configured to stop windows in the event the log grows too large.
- ability to handle log files automatically created by Windows -
Windows can be set to auto-create log files when the event log reaches a
specific size. When this happens, the log is backed up and truncated. Our
implementation catches these events and ensures that no event is lost. No
operator intervention required.
- ability to automatically handle backed-up event logs that are
manually transmitted - this mode offers unprecedented flexibility in
- "never lose any event" technology - whatever happens, the event
log monitor will always be able to deliver all events. This includes very
unusual scenarios. This is for the high demanding environments, where loss
of a single record is not permitted.
- added a new SMTP Listener service which, among others, can be
used to convert emails to syslog messages.
- syslog compression - is now supported in both sender and
receiver. Provides an up to 70% message size reduction for typical Windows
- persistent TCP connections when sending data to TCP-aware syslog
receivers. Offers a large reduction of overhead.
- never failing syslog connections - syslog messages can now be
spooled to disk if the receiver is not reachable. As soon as it goes online
again, previous messages are read from the spool file. In essence, the
syslog connection can be thought of as being ultra-reliable.
- support for an upcoming new standard framing format for TCP syslog
messages - showing continued commitment to be at the leading edge of
Of course there are other improvements. We have just listed the most
important ones. For more details read the
Version 5.0 is a free
download, but requires a
version 5 key.
Customers with existing 4.x keys can contact our Sales department for upgrade prices. If you have a valid Upgrade Insurance ID, you can request a free new key by sending your Upgrade Insurance ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the download enables the free 30-day trial version if used without a key - so you can right now go ahead and evaluate it.