10-Strike LANstate is a network device status monitor, which allows you to obtain online data on the time a device becomes available and the time it goes out, and thus ensure prompt responding to various events.
The program's functionality is based on periodical polling of devices available on the map by sending them an ICMP packet (ping) or attempting to connect to the required TCP port over the network. Depending on the result that function has returned, the device being polled obtains a corresponding status. If the device is available its icon appears in color; if unavailable – it appears in dimmed grey).
User may set up the program's response to particular events (device on/off). Those may include: displaying a predefined message, playing a sound file, running external programs and commands with parameters, placing a record to log, sending a short message (SMS) to a mobile phone, sending an e-mail message, restarting/shutting down a service or a computer.
The program's another advantage is – it scans the network only once (which usually takes quite some time) and then lets you use the network map it generates, which speeds up accessing to remote hosts' properties and resource, and managing those. Employing LANState makes it essentially easier to monitor processes in networks of any ranges or sizes. Managing network processes becomes a lot easier because of the opportunity to link external applications like file managers or remote administration software to the program.
The software can build a network map automatically, getting the necessary information from the found network switches. Other than that, the software can detect and recognize several types of hardware connected to your network, such as printers, servers, database servers, routers, switches, wireless devices, etc.
The remote host information functions will provide you with complete picture of your network hardware. The built-in powerful messaging functionality provides convenient tools for communicating with other network users. Additional power management, network scanning, port scanning, name resolution, network card manufacturer resolution, and route tracing utilities will help you quickly localize any network problem and, if possible, eliminate it. LANState also allows you to monitor data flowing through a certain network card and control usage of publicly available shared network resources (including users' "blacklist").
For the output data, the program can generate reports on host IP and MAC address matches, host names, etc., connections, alerts, and sent/received messages logs. The program does not take many system resources. It takes relatively little amount of memory, its icon can appear in the system tray, and the majority of the program's functions remains available via hotkeys.
The program's user interface is easy and convenient to the greatest extent. It offers flexible appearance setup system, which will let you configure the program to fit your needs the best. The collection of device icons and tools for drawing building plans along with connection lines will let you imitate the organization and network scheme, including names, contact persons, phone numbers, and other data bound to specific areas and devices. Other than that, the application can identify the operating system loaded to the computers being checked and display OS-specific icons by those computers' icons on the map.
LANState Pro contains a built-in web server which allows network users watching the network map remotely and exports network diagrams to Microsoft Visio.