Northwest Performance Software Releases NetScanTools
Pro Version 11
Northwest Performance Software, Inc. announces
the release of a major update to their popular NetScanTools® Pro
network engineer's toolkit software.
Sequim, WA, United States, 04/18/2011 – Northwest Performance Software,
Inc. today announces the major release of NetScanTools® Pro, Version
11, an all-in-one network discovery and information gathering toolkit
designed for network engineers, network administrators, network
training instructors and law enforcement investigators. This is
a major release with a new user interface and several new tools.
NetScanTools Pro is software designed to provide information about
IP addresses, hostnames, domain names, E: address and URLs automatically
or with manual tools. Reports are viewed in the web browser for
ease of printing, saving and sharing. NetScanTools Pro includes
tools frequently used by network professionals on a daily basis.
There are active discovery, passive discovery, packet capture, packet
generation, and local system tools as well as tools like the extensive
DNS toolset and Whois designed to retrieve information from third
parties. NetScanTools Pro is designed for use on Microsoft Windows®
The new user interface gives a whole new look while operating similarly
to the previous version. New features include a Favorites section
and the ability to use more than one tool simultaneously. The user
interface is more than a facelift, major changes run deep within
Tools have been clarified and organized by purpose. In some cases
tools were split into two parts for clarity. Tools and the descriptions
within tools were renamed to conform to industry standard conventions.
Many tools were rewritten from the ground up to enhance operation
and improve the user experience.
IPv6 support is new in NetScanTools Pro Version 11. Ping, some parts
of the DNS tools and Whois now accept IPv6 input and there are plans
to add more IPv6 support to other tools in subsequent releases.
NetScanTools Pro Version 11 adds and extends the concept of a Results
Database first introduced in NetScanTools LE. The database is used
to generate reports and automatically retain all query results for
Automated Tools were completely rewritten to operate several of
the manual tools for the user. The results are saved to the database.
As with the manual tool reports, the Automated Tools reports are
viewed in the web browser. The database allows retrieval of reports
at a later date.
New Tools introduced in Version 11 include Connection Monitor, MAC
Address to Manufacturer, Network Interfaces - Wireless, Routing
Table - IPV4, and SNMP Scanner Tool. The SNMP tools now support
"This new release gives users the first significant set of changes
both visibly and internally to NetScanTools Pro since the introduction
of version 10 in 2005. This long awaited upgrade has been well received
by our customers." said Kirk Thomas, President of Northwest Performance
Pricing and Availability
NetScanTools Pro version 11 is available now as both download and
on CDROM. The cost is $249 for a single user license and includes
one year maintenance. A fully portable USB Flash Drive version is
also available for $299 which also includes one year maintenance.
About Northwest Performance Software, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Northwest Performance Software, Inc. (netscantools.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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