GFI Software

GFI Network Server Monitor Keeps Servers up and Running With GFI's New Product, Staying on Top of Servers and Network Is Child's Play

    London (ots) -

    Easy To Use and Inexpensive, Puts Professional Network Management
    Within Reach of Every Business
    
    GFI today introduced GFI Network Server Monitor, a tool that
automatically monitors the network and servers for failures, and
allows administrators to identify and fix issues before users report
them. Alerts can be sent by email, pager or SMS. Actions, such as
rebooting a machine, restarting a service or running a script, can be
done automatically. GFI Network Server Monitor is easy to set up and
use, and is competitively priced.
    
    Easier to use than traditional network monitoring products
    
    Although there are several network monitoring tools on the market,
GFI Network Server Monitor stands out because of its ease of use; its
intuitive rules interface makes monitoring a network child's play.
With GFI Network Server Monitor, administrators can monitor their
network within an hour of installing it. By comparison, conventional
network monitoring programs are complex to install and have a steep
learning curve.
    
    Competitively priced
    
    A further difference in other network monitoring/management
products is that they are traditionally rather expensive. For
example, Microsoft Operations Manager costs US$395 per monitored
processor. By contrast, GFI Network Server Monitor costs US$695 for
unlimited monitoring of all workstations and servers (independent of
the number of processors) in a network; a five-server monitoring
license costs US$375.
    
    Automatically sends alerts via email/pager/SMS and takes
corrective action
    
    When it detects a failure, GFI Network Server Monitor can send
alerts via SMS, pager, email or a network message. After an
unexpected condition has occurred, GFI Network Server Monitor can
automatically correct the problem by restarting a service (or
multiple services) upon failure; rebooting a server; or launching an
executable, batch job or VBScript.
    
    Includes out-of-the-box checks to monitor all aspects of a network
    
    GFI Network Server Monitor includes checks for:
            
    --  Exchange Server 2000/2003 - Checks the status of an Exchange
Server by monitoring critical Exchange services and performance
counters (Information Store, mailboxes, SMTP service, etc)    
    
    --  All popular database servers (SQL/ORACLE/ODBC) - Natively
checks the availability of all leading database applications,
including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and others via OBDC    
    
    --  HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP servers - Checks for availability
and ensures that the servers are responding correctly    
    
    --  Windows servers and workstations, UNIX/Linux and Novell -      
Monitors Windows, UNIX/Linux and Novell platforms  
    
    --  Processes, services and CPU usage - Enables the checking of
critical processes, services and CPU usage on local and remote    
computers    
    
    --  Users, groups and other Active Directory information -      
Monitors Active Directory information such as group membership      of
the domain admins group, and the addition of new members;      also
checks user accounts (locked out, disabled, etc), computer      
accounts and so on    
    
    --  Remote event logs - Scans Windows event logs on local or
remote computers and looks for specific event sources, categories and
IDs, as well as for patterns in the event description    
    
    --  SNMP devices - Monitors all devices that support SNMP, such as
routers, switches and wireless access points    
    
    --  Disk and file - Performs directory size and disk space      
monitoring, checks physical hard disk status and authenticates    
file size and file existence.    
    
    Custom monitor functions using VBscript and RSH
    
    Although GFI Network Server Monitor includes an extensive set of
default monitoring functions, custom checks can be added by writing a
VBscript (Windows) or a RSH shell script (UNIX). From VBscript, WMI
and ADSI functions can be used. WMI is an interface to a broad range
of hardware/software/OS-related properties of a computer, allowing
users to perform almost any check. ADSI is an interface to Active
Directory. The GFI Network Server Monitor website lists a number of
sample scripts, and others are continuously added to the site (more
information is available at http://www.gfi.com/nsm/scripting/).
    
    Pricing and availability
    
    GFI Network Server Monitor is available from distributors around
the world or online at the GFI website (http://www.gfi.com). Pricing
begins at US$375 to monitor five servers. For more product
information, visit http://www.gfi.com/nsm/.
    
    About GFI
    
    GFI is a leading provider of Windows-based network security,
content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI
FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and fax server for networks; GFI
MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software;
GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam software; GFI LANguard
Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch
management software; GFI Network Server Monitor that automatically
sends alerts, and corrects network and server issues; and GFI
LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs event
log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management.
Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Shell Oil
Lubricants, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF.
GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania,
Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of
distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won
the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year
award.
    
    All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.
    
ots Original Text Service: GFI Software Ltd
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For more information: Angelica Micallef Trigona angelica@gfi.com GFI Software Ltd - Malta Tel: +356 21382418 Fax: +356 21382419



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