10 Free Network Analysis Tools, November 11, 2013 Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.
An integrated network and systems management platform, Zenoss Core brings together metrics on availability, performance, events and configuration of systems and devices across the network. With data streaming in through SNMP, SSH, WMI, JMX and Syslog, the platform provides a flexible base for monitoring logs and managing events. In addition, the tool provides features specifically geared at virtual and cloud infrastructure, including VMware ESX monitoring.