Link Analyst 3

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-05-21 Print this article Print

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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.

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.

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;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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