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Press Release: 10-Strike LANState, November, 2005

New Visual Network Mapper Helps Network Administrators Managing Networks

 

10-Strike LANState is a network management and administration software for corporate Microsoft Windows networks. LANState is a network mapper which also contains a network device status monitor, which allows administrator to see the state of network on a graphic map at any time, and obtain notifications on the time devices become available and the time they go out, and thus ensure prompt responding to various events.

Network mapperLANState generates a network map, which speeds up accessing to remote hosts' properties and resources, and managing those. Employing LANState makes it essentially easier to monitor processes in networks of any ranges or sizes because of the opportunity to link external applications like file managers or remote administration software to the program. The program includes a number of useful features for obtaining information on remote computers. The program does not require installing any additional software on the remote computers for that.

The functionality of the program is based on periodical polling of devices available on the graphic map by pinging them or attempting to connect to the required TCP port over the network. Administrator may set up the program's response to particular events (device on/off). Those may include: displaying a message, playing a sound, sending an e-mail, running external programs, recording to a log, sending a message to a mobile phone.

 

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LANState also offers several handy features especially helpful to the system administrators:
- Modeling a local area network in a visual mode, drawing conditional connecting lines, areas, rooms with phone numbers, employee's names, and then saving the result as map, image and print out.
- Monitoring usage of shared resources by other users, and load of a network card.
- Sending messages to any computer on the network or users group.
- Shutting down and restarting computers on the network.
- Turning on remote computers (wake-on-LAN).
- Creating reports with hosts and their attributes (DNS, IP, MAC-address table).
- Scanning ports (TCP and UDP).
- Retrieving computer's network name by its IP address, pinging, tracing routes.
- Obtaining information from remote computers: registry, event log, devices, services, processes running, resources, connections, accounts, etc.