Kaseya Network Monitor

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Kaseya Network Monitor
Developer(s) Kaseya
Stable release
9.4 / 24-Jan-2017
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Network management
License Proprietary
Website http://www.kaseya.com/products/vsa

Kaseya Network Monitor (KNM), previously called Intellipool Network Monitor (INM), is a network, server and performance monitor designed to monitor Windows, Linux, Unix and SNMP enabled devices. It is commercial software developed and sold by Intellipool AB, Sweden. Intellipool AB was acquired by Kaseya the 1st of May 2011.[1]

Overview[edit]

Previously Intellipool Network Monitor, now called Kaseya Network Monitor (KNM) is administrated through a web interface and is installed as a service on a computer running Windows 2000, XP or 2003. Features agentless monitoring of availability and collection of performance statistics from databases, applications, network equipment and servers such as:

  • Windows (R) NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008
  • Windows eventlog and syslog
  • Active directory
  • Unix, Linux and BSD
  • SQL Databases such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle and MySql
  • Mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange and MDaemon (by Alt-N Technologies)
  • File servers
  • System log files
  • SNMP enabled network equipment such as routers and switches
  • Traffic and bandwidth
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Environment monitoring devices (temperature, humidity, water leaks)
  • Kaseya Network Monitor can be extended with custom LUA scripts (Lua programming language).

Agentless testing[edit]

The term "agentless" refers to testing being done without the need to install software on the monitored system. While agentless testing was traditionally considered to be inferior to agent testing, development of many remote management and testing protocols such as WMI means agentless monitoring can provide the same detail as Agent based monitoring .

Distributed model[edit]

The Distributed model makes it possible to monitor servers, routers and other network connected equipment that are inaccessible or only accessible through a low bandwidth connection. To accomplish this a gateway is installed in the remote network. The gateway will act on instructions from the master KNM installation.

Server[edit]

The KNM server contains the configuration and user interface. Remote objects are managed the same way as locally tested objects to simplify administration.

Gateway[edit]

The KNM gateway can be installed on any available machine in the remote network and does not require a dedicated server.

Security[edit]

Security and data integrity is achieved by using the SSH 2.0 communication protocol. The SSH 2.0 protocol encrypts data with public key algorithms and protects connections from man-in-the-middle attacks. To further enhance security the INM gateway never stores the configuration. Configuration is requested from the KNM server upon startup and is updated automatically when it changes on the KNM server.

Extending[edit]

KNM incorporates the Lua scripting language to provide a facility to extend the product with customer developed tests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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