Switch Center Workgroup is an application suite that facilitates powerful tools for monitoring and examining your network connectivity and PC performance. It comes loaded with comprehensive options and configuration settings that mainly cater to advanced users, such as network administrators.
Customizable installer and intuitive UI
The setup operation may take a while to finish unwrapping everything. By default, it also sets up a Switch Center engine service and viewer apart from the core files, but these components may be excluded, depending on your preferences. It also offers to automatically run the app at every Windows startup until further notice.
The UI is user-friendly, represented by a large window that has all options neatly displayed, enabling you to seamlessly explore the monitors, viewers, reports, and alerts.
Run scans and evaluate results
So, you can scan device ports, MAC and IP addresses, node names and types, port VLANs, along with user names. Once the task is done, you can analyze results pertaining to the total active, inactive and unmanaged devices, along with direct and indirect nodes.
The devices and nodes can be monitored in separate areas, where you can find out the MAC and IP addresses, together with usage and errors for each device, as well as the MAC and IP addresses, DNS name and port location of each node.
Network and performance viewers
Switch Center Workgroup integrates two real-time views which permit you to verify network entities and the connectivity, along with the network performance. A map that can be navigated is available for the network, while graphs with real-time results or those with the highest recorded values can be studied when it comes to network the most used, broadcast and error ports. This data can be printed for closer investigation.
Reports and alerts
Events that occurred in Switch Center Workgroup can be reviewed in built-in reports that concern direct and indirect nodes, the network health, and unused ports. New ones with custom properties can be put together for devices, ports or nodes. As far as alerts are concerned, it is possible to view state and threshold notifications.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests, since the tool did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It uses a reasonable amount of CPU and RAM. With all things considered, Switch Center Workgroup proves to be a resourceful software application for overseeing and investigating the network connectivity and performance.
Switch Center Workgroup is a management suite for network switches that helps you monitor and analyze your network connectivity and overall performance.
Switch Center Workgroup can discover any manageable switch or hub from any vendor that supports SNMP BRIDGE-MIB and provides real-time solution for network maintenance.
Switch Center Workgroup was designed to provide real-time management system that helps to control your network resources by exploring your network switches and hubs. Switch Center uses sophisticated network scanning that combines discovery of your network switches and mapping their ports to your network entities.
Each network entity is explored individually giving you the ability to control each and every resource of your network and proactively controlling them, without the need of any remote agents or special network considerations.
- Real-time network discovery and monitoring.
- Nodes and users discovery including port location.
- Real-time network connectivity supporting graphical views.
- Real-time reports and statistics including exporting capabilities.
- Database exporting capability supporting SQL and HTML for online updating.
- Central viewer supporting multiple servers for restricted and isolated networks.
- Multiple levels of management users and access permissions.
- Email and SNMP trap alerts forwarding.
- Daily and weekly e-mail reports.