NetCrunch product overview
NetCrunch is a comprehensive agentless monitoring and visualization system software for networks, applications, and devices. Developed by AdRem Software, the platform monitors numerous network services, SNMP devices, Windows applications, as well as Windows, Linux, NetWare, BSD, and Mac OS X systems.
NetCrunch centralizes fault management by collecting data and alerting on events from sources like Windows Event Log, syslogs, and SNMP traps. It tracks internal and external events and automatically creates alert reports for incidents occurring within the network.
The solution shows dynamic graphic views of both physical and logical network topology. It helps businesses remotely visualize their system performance and monitors bandwidth utilization, switches, routers, and traffic flow.
NetCrunch is designed for IT teams of businesses that have necessary links with the digital world. It lets administrators monitor all the key operations related to networks and help identify glitches as well as performance improvement options. NetCrunch uses intelligent algorithms and trackers to monitor the entire business network. Support is provided via an online customer portal and email.
Pros of NetCrunch
- The solution is customizable and lets network administrators access its data in various ways, such as via ODBC, data export, and integrations.
- The system can trigger corrective actions such as remote execution. Triggers can be set for different performance parameters to ensure best performance of networks.
Cons of NetCrunch
- According to some users, the web access of NetCrunch lacks administrative capabilities.
Breakdown of core features
NetCrunch provides features for all-around server monitoring.
Mail server monitoring
NetCrunch monitors various aspects of email. It has a mailbox sensor that enables monitoring of mailbox authentication, activity, performance, and size. The solution also has a data email sensor that triggers alerts based on email sender, subject, or body. It can match emails using simple text patterns or using parsing expressions. The email round trip sensor checks the mail server functionality by sending and receiving test emails.
File server monitoring
The platform’s folder sensor enables administrators to observe folder content. The sensor can trigger alerts when files are deleted. The file sensor allows monitoring files using one of the five common protocols. IT teams can monitor file size, file changes, file age, or accessibility.
Hardware health monitoring
NetCrunch offers specialized monitors for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) monitoring. It provides management and monitoring capabilities independently of the host system’s CPU, firmware (BIOS or UEFI), and operating system. The software’s basic IPMI sensor can monitor various hardware parameters such as system temperature, fan speed, and power supply voltages. Its generic IPMI sensor monitors all possible parameters received from the monitored device.
(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)