NIs Observer Suite 10 Takes Wider View

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2004-08-16 Print this article Print

Net analysis stalwart's breadth of features is unmatched but not groundbreaking.

With the 10th version of its Observer network management and analysis suite, Network Instruments LLC provides a comprehensive network analyzer. Although Observer Version 10s latest features are not groundbreaking, they enable several welcome capabilities that ease ongoing reporting, reduce WAN congestion and improve wireless network analysis.

Click here to read the full review of Observer 10.

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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