Patrol Visualis 1.4

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2004-07-26 Print this article Print

BMC's network monitoring tool ably assesses the basic fitness of a network for data and voice traffic.

Our tests show that BMCs Patrol Visualis 1.4 is quite suitable for assessing the basic fitness of a network for data and voice traffic. While Visualis 1.4 and the other tools we looked at likely wont provide every metric needed to tune up a network to carry, for example, voice, the BMC product provided enough detail for us to make educated configuration guesses.

Click here to read the full review of Patrol Visualis 1.4.

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . 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. 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 analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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