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Network Instruments updated Link Analyst is a good network monitoring tool for front-line technicians and mid-size networks. Although this release of the product doesnt set any new performance standards, it is less expensive than the competition and holds its own with new browser-based access and improved paging abilities.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Link Analyst should help hold down long-range network management costs by helping IT managers stay on top of outages. Browser-based access to performance data; low price. Spotty device identification; network dicovery process must be kicked off manually. Network Instruments LLC, Minneapolis; (952)932-9899; www.networkinstruments.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Organizations should see an immediate improvement in the ability of IT staff to respond to network problems. The low cost of the product means theres no excuse not to monitor every major segment of the network.