.1"> LogCaster 3.1
Ripples LogCaster update provides flexible monitoring and alerting system for sites running Windows 2000 or NT, and it offers basic monitoring support for any TCP/IP-based server. LogCasters alerting skills, plus its ability to respond to its findings, guarantee increased server availability and uptime, but Ripples upfront workstation licensing costs makes widespread system development a tougher sell.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // LogCaster scales well as the number of monitored servers increases. Its ability to restart services or run applications and batch files as responses to user-defined conditions will free administrators from attending manually to every problem. Can monitor any TCP/IP device; integrates well with Syslogs; ODBC- and Unicode-compliant. Lacks a Web-based remote console; workstation licensing fee is too high; no 24-by-7 support. Ripple Technologies Inc., Washington Crossing, Pa.; (215)321-9600; www.rippletech.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Easy setup ensures immediate relief in monitoring mission-critical applications and services, decreasing server downtime.