Dartware is a leading developer of network monitoring, mapping and alerting software. Our flagship product, InterMapper is an easy to configure and fully featured management tool. It is integrated with a reporting package, a Layer 2 discovery module and a robust NetFlow analyzer. Available for major operating systems, these innovative tools earn quick return-on-investment by proactively notifying administrators to potential hardware, software and bandwidth issues that could cause business interruptions. Powered by an extensive library of probes, its color-coded maps and graphical reports provide a real-time view of any device on the network. More than 25,000 IT professionals worldwide use InterMapper as a cost-effective way to maximize network uptime.

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Whitepaper: 6 Ways to Calculate Returns from your Network Monitoring Investment

by InterMapperMay 01, 2011

All network management teams have two things in common: their budgets are tight and their user communities expect reliable network performance. Financial constraints put all technology investments under a microscope; even technology that ensures network reliability. Depending on an organization's business model, network infrastructure and overall goals, return on investment (ROI) for network monitoring might be realized in five minutes or over five months. This paper outlines the areas in which network monitoring, mapping and alerting solutions deliver ROI. It discusses how to compare those returns to the costs for achieving them.

ROI from Network Monitoring, Mapping and Alerting is Achieved Through

� Salary/Staff time savings

� Minimizing or avoiding outages

� Reducing support calls

� Reducing time to fix

� Guaranteeing and managing SLAs

� Reducing downtime

Whitepaper: Top 8 Reasons SMBs Need to Monitor their Networks

by InterMapperApr 01, 2011

If you are responsible for administering the IT infrastructure at a small-to-medium size business (SMB), using network monitoring, mapping and alerting software can help you do your job better by maximizing network uptime and efficiency. These tools are generally powerful, easy to use and affordable. After you enter the most important pieces of equipment to monitor, they just run in the background - only alerting you to active or impending issues related to hardware, software or bandwidth utilization. Here are the top reasons to implement a network monitoring system.

Why Monitor Your Network?

� Optimize network reliability

� Visualize network topology

� Stay in touch with your network

� Understand capacity utilization

� Troubleshoot device and traffic issues

� Save time in network administration

� Track trends

� Improve the bottom line

Whitepaper: 10 Steps to Streamline the Deployment of Network Monitoring Software for SMBs

by InterMapperApr 01, 2011

You have decided that you want to install network monitoring software at your small-to-medium size business (SMB). A little preparation before the installation and configuration will save a lot of time. If you have some basic information at your fingertips on how you will be using your new network monitoring solution, the deployment process will not be sidetracked as you try to find information or make decisions that could have been made in advance. These best practices will insure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

How Can You Streamline Your Network Monitoring Deployment?

� Review your goals for deploying a network monitoring solution

� Select the machines that will run the network monitoring software

� Create a list of the IP addresses for devices that you want to monitor

� Decide how you are going to structure your network maps

� Configure firewalls for access

� Determine the SNMP community strings you'll need

� Know what information you require from each device

� Identify who will receive alerts

� If you are monitoring NetFlow information, identify the routers and switches that should be exporting data

� Specify what data is going to be charted and what reports you need

Whitepaper: Top 8 Considerations for Selecting SMB Network Monitoring Software

by InterMapperApr 01, 2011

Small-to-medium size businesses (SMB's) have limited IT staff and budgets, yet they still require a monitoring solution for cost-effective equipment diagnosis to maintain a healthy network. Use the following checklist to evaluate software vendors.

What Should you Consider?

� Is it an integrated product or must multiple add-ons be installed?

� Can it be easily configured?

� Does it have all the functionality you require?

� Can alerts reach you in real-time?
� Can one person manage the system?

� Is special hardware required?

� Will the vendor's customer service be there for you?

� Is it affordable?