MonitorWare is a line of products for network monitoring, management and analysis by Adiscon. MonitorWare has been designed with a philosophy that small to mid sized enterprises have same critical network security needs and limited resources to purchase security solutions.
MonitorWare Agent is a solution for those who are interested in centralizing their monitoring needs. It provides all capabilities of WinSyslog and EventReporter plus many classic features of its own. It has been aided with a reliable event delivery SETP protocol and remotely device monitoring features. It has features to help network administrators/planners, desktop support professionals, system analysts, system administrators, internet managers and technical support personals to make their lives easy.
MonitorWare Agent runs on the systems to be monitored and provides the core functionality. It can gather the data from various sources, like the Windows event log, routers, switches, firewalls and many more. It supports very flexible and powerful local filtering and processing of these gathered events based on a powerful rule processor, events can be forwarded, acted on or discarded - all at the discretion of the system administrator. Even a stand-alone MonitorWare Agent can play a vital role in network management by performing a role like generating alert emails at the occurrences of specific events.
Larger environments consolidate MonitorWare Agent data in a central repository like the MonitorWare event database or combined log files. Database is the source of information for all reporting and analysis modules of the MonitorWare system. By default, database can be created with MySQL, Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server (also available as cost-free MSDE). As standard SQL and ODBC are being used, it is easily adaptable to other database systems. For example, we know that many customers use it successfully with Oracle databases.
A number of different modules work on this consolidated database or the log files to carry out various activities. These modules include scheduled reporting facilities like MonitorWare Console for analysis, a web interface or MoniLog reporting.
Currently under development is an enterprise configuration manager, which facilitates configuration of MonitorWare system on an enterprise scope. With the MonitorWare Enterprise Manager, groups of configurations can be created (e.g. for Syslog servers, Windows event log monitors, consolidation servers and the like). These function-focused groups can then be automatically applied to machine groups. By doing this, you can monitor a very large MonitorWare system with a single MonitorWare Enterprise Manager. If you are interested in the enterprise configuration system, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to become enrolled in our beta program.
MonitorWare Agent can also integrate with other network monitoring and management related Adiscon products like EventReporter and WinSyslog. In fact, it uses common terms and methods wherever possible, so upgrading from these solutions to the full MonitorWare system is easy.