AdRem Software is an independent software company based in Krakow, Poland. It was founded in 1998 by Tomasz Kunicki, CEO/chief software architect. Today, it staffs 20 employees and its products are utilized by more than 2,500 companies worldwide.
The company’s flagship product, NetCrunch, is an agent-less network and systems management tool that automatically maps, monitors, and troubleshoots networks of 3,000+ nodes. The solution monitors all leading operating systems, including BSD, Linux, Mac OS Z, VMware EXT/EXSi, and Windows.
AdRem recently announced NetCrunch 8. The updated solution supplements NetCrunch’s network visualization and agent-less monitoring capabilities with a number of product enhancements, including advanced network base lining and increased monitoring coverage.
According to Kunicki, the solution is an affordable, easy-to-deploy network and systems management solution that automatically discovers, monitors, and troubleshoots every device in an organization’s network, including computers, switches, printers, video cameras, sensor devices, and security systems.
“The plug-and-play software creates a complete visual map of the network, and time saving monitoring packs enable administrators to quickly set monitoring and alerting rules for each device type, rather than having to configure each individual device,” says Kunicki.
One benefit of NetCrunch 8 is that it is optimized for networks of up to several thousand nodes.
Kunicki lists other differentiating factors of the product from competitive offerings. For one, it is automatic. “Given the proper credentials, no manual configuration is needed. Rule-based monitoring is applied automatically.”
He also says the solution provides the best visual maps in the industry. “With dynamic maps and configurable dashboards, your network is presented in real time and new devices are automatically added to relevant views.”
The solution is also designed to automate remedies to common problems with corrective actions such as running a script, restarting a service, or rebooting a device. Additionally, NetCrunch’s automatic alert correlation concentrates on pending issues.
Finally, Kunicki points out that the solution was created as a single integrated option, rather than a collection of tools pieced together. “All the information you need is in NetCrunch, and it’s easy to quickly drill down on the maps to find out what’s working or not working on each node. The result is faster analysis and problem resolution,” he adds.
AdRem’s NetCrunch has been in consistent development since 2003. It targets small- and medium-sized businesses. The recent announcement is an example of the company’s commitment to providing flexibility to network, system, and application monitoring.
The importance of network and systems monitoring for businesses with heterogeneous IT environments is growing. The proliferation of the cloud and virtualization drive demand for a new generation of monitoring technology that is able to connect the dots and help users understand what is really happening with resident and offsite applications and infrastructure.
NetCrunch 8 is able to meet these new requirements, providing businesses with a holistic view of data as it is exchanged among IT systems, both on premise and in the cloud. SW
Jun2014, Software Magazine