Northwest Performance Software Announces Managed
Switch Port Mapping Tool Version 2.0
Northwest Performance Software, Inc. has released
version 2.0 of the Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool, a software
application that uses SNMP to discover devices attached to the physical
ports of your managed network switch.
Sequim, WA, United States, 01/14/2013 – Northwest Performance Software,
Inc., a leading provider of internet and network information gathering
software utilities, today announced the availability of version
2 of the Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool. This new major update
is currently available for immediate download, trial and purchase.
Changes and additions include updated user interface, Switch Lists,
History Database, SNMPv3, Command Line operation, sixteen (16) new
data columns including LLDP and CDP, and the app is faster since
it now supports SNMPv2c/3 Bulk Transfer Mode.
Many of the changes in this release have been a high priority for
our customers. Switch Lists allow you to map a set of switches and
automatically save the results of the individual mappings in the
History Database for later review. The History Database contains
all switch mappings and those mappings can be searched and the full
results reloaded in the the results display grid at a later time.
Command Line operation allows scheduled activation of single switch
mappings or Switch List mappings from Windows Task Scheduler by
running the application from a command line. LLDP and CDP are new
data columns that allow you to see information about other switch
or router devices attached to switch ports. Optional new data columns
include several types of packet error counts like collision errors.
The user interface has been updated to match standards set by Windows
Kirk Thomas, President of Northwest Performance Software said "This
release represents a significant step forward in solving our customer's
problems using our switch mapping software. It now does what our
customers have been most frequently asking for and creates a platform
for future expansion."
The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool uses Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP) to communicate with managed Ethernet switches and
other SNMP enabled devices to obtain the information necessary to
create a detailed spreadsheet-like report of the switch mapping
for the user. A summary report is also created and presented automatically
in the user’s web browser. Version 2.0 works with all Microsoft
Windows versions from XP through 8. The software is very competitively
priced at $199 for a single user version.
The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool is designed with the network
manager in mind. Wiring closets often have equipment from multiple
vendors. We have worked to make the program manufacturer independent
so you can use it in mixed manufacturer switched networks. Snapshots
of the current mapping of the switch can be printed or exported
using the XML spreadsheet schema or as basic tab delimited text
files, both of which are suitable for import into popular industry
standard commercial and open source spreadsheet programs.
About Northwest Performance Software, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Northwest Performance Software, Inc. (SwitchPortMapper.com)
is a leading provider of internet and network information utilities
for use on the Microsoft Windows platforms. All other company names
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