Adiscon MonitorWare Console is the latest product of Adiscon's MonitorWare line of products 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.
MonitorWare Console helps network administrators to quickly watch what is going on in the network. It also helps security administrators to find weak spots and aids in detecting intrusions as well as doing forensic analysis.
In the following lines, core features of MonitorWare Console will be discussed.
Modular License Structure
Keeping our customers in mind "Modular
Licensing" is introduced in MonitorWare Console. It comes with a
flexible, feature-based licensing, so that you only need to pay for what you
actually need. With this approach, we have ensured that our valuable customers
only pay for the specific functionality in which they are interested in, and
hence reducing the cost.
MonitorWare Console offers Views which can be customized to show an overview,
while allowing to view detail data with just a mouse click. Users can define
their own views of the data in a system. MonitorWare Agent or WinSyslog logs
the data to a central database and MonitorWare Console allows users to view
that data in various combinations.
See the Views
Module for more information.
The reports generated by MonitorWare Console tell administrators about system
health and security. MonitorWare Console offers flexible and extendible
reporting features. In addition to several useful reporting templates provided
with the application, users can order new reports exactly according to their
own requirements and these new reports will be incorporated in MonitorWare
Console application seamlessly.
You have the option of generating the reports on the fly from a "Database"
or "Log Files"!! Even if MonitorWare Console is connected to
some other database, still you can give DSN (of any MonitorWare Database), and
the report will be generated on that particular database to which the DSN is
pointing to. Same is true for Log Files!
See the Windows' Reports Page,
PIX's Reports Page and
Bonus Reports Page for more information and examples.
Another strong feature that is provided by MonitorWare Console is "Scheduling
of Reports". This can be done using the Job Manager from the
MonitorWare Console Client. It is a Window Service that runs in the background
and generates the reports according to user-defined schedule. It also has the
capability of sending the generated reports to specified recipients via email.
It also allows multiple schedules of any report. This service will only be
available to you if you have a valid license for "Windows
Reporting Module" or "PIX
Reporting Module" or both.
See the Job
Manager for more information.
MonitorWare Console also provides "Archiver" functionality i.e.
integrated archival and restore of database contents. You can Backup, Delete
and Retrieve records from the underlying database.
See the Base
Product for more information.
Devices and Knowledge Base Modules
MonitorWare Console offers also modules for storing data about devices or for
creating a powerful Knowledge Base. You can add devices like workstations and a
lot of their technical data, to create a complete list of devices. The
Knowledge Base module allows all users to create articles about several
problems which occurred and solutions to them. So, these modules can be used to
build a useful site repository.
Devices Modules and
Knowledge Base Module for more information.
Integrated diagnostic tools like a network port scanner, ping and traceroute
make troubleshooting easy. Use the port scanner to check open ports of the
target. The ping and traceroute tools are pretty similar to the system commands
of Windows. You can open these troubleshooting dialogs multiple times, so you
can run multiple portscans / pings / traceroutes at the same time.
Network Scanning Tools for more information.
Close integration into Adiscon's web resources.
MonitorWare Console is closely integrated into our web resources like the event
and Syslog discussion forums and Adiscon's security references. For example,
events in the reports generated by MonitorWare Console are hyperlinks to our
online Event Repository at http://www.monitorware.com/en/events