THE BOTTOM LINE: EXCELLENT
Kaspia Monitoring System 1.0
With outstanding HTML-based reporting features and terrific discovery and inventorying of networks and devices, Kaspia Monitoring System 1.0 is a definite must-see.
Pros: Easy to install and configure; great HTML reporting; well-designed and functional GUI; good online documentation.
Cons: Currently provides private Management Information Base support only for Cisco Systems Inc. and UB Networks Inc.; available only for Windows NT.
Kaspia Systems Inc., Beaverton, Ore.; (503) 644-1800; fax: (503) 520-0600; http://www.kaspia.com.
Price: $5,000 for entry-level package (polls 32 nodes, no SmartReports or Failure Analysis, nonupgradable); $14,500 for small-enterprise package (polls 32 nodes, all reports, upgradable); $36,000 for enterprise-system package (polls as many as 160 nodes, all reports, upgradable); incremental licenses available.
Platform: Windows NT 3.51 Workstation and Server.
Wouldn't it be great to have a staff of network engineers whose sole purpose was to work after hours, reviewing all of the data collected throughout the day from your SNMP management software and preparing in-depth, precise reports on the current state of your enterprise by 8 o'clock every morning? Kaspia Systems Inc.'s Windows NT-based Kaspia Monitoring System 1.0 can help make such a scenario more than just a pipe dream. …