Networking monitoring developer EMCO Software has announced the availability of its latest EMCO Ping Monitor version.
Version 4.7.14 of the application is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, including both the x86 and x64 platforms. EMCO Ping Monitor is a .NET application that is now compatible with .NET Framework version 4.5 included into the latest Windows releases.
EMCO Ping Monitor is designed to enable network administrators and IT professionals to monitor the availability of network hosts. It uses ICMP pings to check statuses of the monitored network connections.
The application works in the 24/7 mode to track statuses of multiple network connections simultaneously. “If a connection is lost or restored, the application can notify the network administrators using various notification methods including e-mail, Windows System Tray, sound, and other types of notifications,” states EMCO in a press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB.
In addition to tracking network connection statuses, the application also collects and displays information about the connection response time and the connection stability using the metrics available for the ICMP protocol.
Network administrators can integrate EMCO Ping Monitor with other administrative tools by using the custom actions functionality provided by the application. The application can work as a host monitor that executes predefined custom actions when the connection to a host is lost or restored.
Network administrators can also configure the application to execute any utility or script as a custom action and pass to it the parameters that define the connection state. For example, the application can be integrated with an external SMS system to send SMS notifications to different recipients when the monitored connections are lost or restored.
“EMCO Ping Monitor version 4.7.14 is ready to work in enterprise environments,” says EMCO Software CEO Thorarinn Oskarsson. “A single copy of the application can monitor over a thousand connections simultaneously when started on a typical modern PC.”
In addition supporting Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the latest version of the application includes a number of new and improved features. Among the new benefits is the options to group, sort, and/or filter the displayed hosts by different parameters. In particular, network administrators using the latest version of the application can group, sort and filter hosts by their connection statuses to display the hosts with failed connections only.
EMCO Ping Monitor is available in two editions. The Free edition is free for personal and commercial usage. It enables monitoring up to five network connections. The Professional edition is commercial software that enables monitoring an unlimited number of network connections. Both editions can be downloaded without registration. A license for the Professional edition costs $49 for one copy of the application.