Product Positioning

MonitorWare line of products is a comprehensive suite of network monitoring and analysis tools. We can easily categorize these products into two broader categories mentioned as below:

Network Monitoring: It involves monitoring event log, text files, database, serial port, remote text files, servers, ports, NT service, disk space, monitoring servers and routers and many more.

Network Analysis: It involves getting a consolidated view of your overall system state and activity.

Network Monitoring

In this category Adiscon offers four products:

1. MonitorWare Agent: It is the solution for those that are interested in centralizing their monitoring needs. In a single program, it provides all capabilities of WinSyslog and EventReporter plus many more.

2. EventReporter: It is meant for those mainly interested in forwarding Windows Event Log data.

3. WinSyslog: It is primarily targeted to those that are looking for a rock-solid Windows syslog server. It receives messages from all Syslog enabled devices like routers and printers.

Feature sheet below helps you to get an idea of products capabilities related to network monitoring.

Feature MonitorWare Agent WinSyslog EventReporter
Monitoring Services
Syslog Server
RFC 3195 compliant Syslog Server
SETP Server        *, **  *
SSL-enabled SETP Server  *
Event Log Monitor
Remote Event Log Monitor
(requires a license for each remotely monitored system)
*    *
Text File Monitor
Remote Monitoring: Ping Probe
Remote Monitoring: Port Probe
NT Service Monitor
Disk Space Monitor
SNMP Trap Receiver  *
RELP Listener
Database Monitor
Serial Port Monitor
CPU Monitor
NNTP Probe
FTP Probe
SMTP Probe
HTTP Probe
POP3 Probe
IMAP Probe
MonitorWare Echo Reply
MonitorWare Echo Request
Log File Writer
Database Writer
OLEDB Database Writer
HTTP Request
Compute Status Variable
Send SNMP Trap        *, **
RELP Client
Event Log Writer
EMail Forwarder
Syslog Forwarder
RFC 3195 compliant Syslog Forwarder
SETP Forwarder  *     **
SSL-enabled SETP Client   *  *     **
External Program Starter
"NET SEND" Alerter
Event Property Modification
Event Status Modification
Call Another RuleSet
Sound Player
Communication Port Sender
Post-Process Event        *, **        *, **
Flexible Rule Engine
Multiple Conditions
Unlimited Actions per Event
Unlimited Rules per Rule Set
Unlimited Rule Sets
Add-On Support
Works with MoniLog
Works with MonitorWare Console
Works with Adiscon LogAnalyzer (through WinSyslog)
Includes InterActive SyslogViewer (through WinSyslog)
Includes LogZip
Includes Log Viewer
Includes Logger
Available Support & Service Packages
Free Online Support Forum
Free email support
Custom Development
(inludes email priority support)

* Enterprise edition only
** Professional edition only

4. AliveMon (beta): AliveMon is a network monitor that lets you know when servers or routers fail. Configurable alarms enable you to quickly solve problems before they turn into real headache. You can even automatically take corrective actions by auto-starting programs.

Network Analysis

In this category Adiscon offers two products:

1. MonitorWare Console: It is for log viewing and analysis. It works together with the other members of Adiscon's MonitorWare line of products to provide a centralized view of the system-generated events data. Current version of MonitorWare Console is shipped with 15 built in reports.

2. Monilog: It is an analysis tool for Windows Event logs collected by EventReporter and generates the report on gathered data. It is similar to MonitorWare Console but generates only one report.

To get an overview of MonitorWare Console and Monilog, please refer to Comparision of Monilog Report and System Status Report of MonitorWare Console.

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