is a passive agent which sits on your network and collects
data on traffic patterns of Internet usage. Reports can be
generated in real-time, showing detailed information on
what users are doing, or trends of surfing behavior on
installing EtherScout, the program will start monitoring
all packets traveling through the physical network cable
it is connected to. It can monitor all packets, even if
they are not directed to the EtherScout PC.
collecting this information, EtherScout reports can
immediately show you:
- Web sites that users
have recently been viewing.
- Most commonly visited
web sites on your network.
- Network traffic
generated per day, week or month by each user.
- Levels of traffic each
protocol is generating and by whom.
- Plus! You can
write your own reports using HTML and SQL, allowing
you to extract the exact information you need to see.
must be installed on Windows 2000 or XP. The program
requires around 16 MB of free memory and 20 MB of free
disk space for the programs files and the database. The
product will monitor traffic on your network generated by
any operating system, including Linux and other versions
of Windows. It is very important where you install
EtherScout on your network. The machine should be
connected to the network cable which has the most Internet
traffic flowing through it. If it is connected to a
switch, it may not be able to see traffic between other
workstations (unless you enable port-mirroring). It is
better to install it on either on your Internet gateway
server, or as close to it as possible, so that it can see
all relevant traffic.