Network Inventory Advisor

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Network Inventory Advisor
Developer(s) ClearApps LLC
Stable release
Network Inventory Advisor 4.0 / December 15, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-12-15)
Operating system Windows
License Proprietary
Website www.clearapps.com

Network Inventory Advisor is a third-party network management tool for Windows OS aimed to collect all relevant data on network devices and get a detailed software and hardware statistics. The application was created by ClearApps LLC, software development company headquartered in Elk Grove, California. The first release of Network Inventory Advisor (under the name of PC Inventory Advisor) is dated March 29, 2008.[1]

Functionality[edit]

Network Inventory Advisor allows to collect information about computers on the network, audit installed software and hardware and keep track of the related changes. The program is able to scan Windows, Linux and Mac PCs.[2] Network Inventory Advisor has a report-building wizard for a custom report creation and a pre-defined report templates.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Network Inventory Advisor was reviewed by Windows IT Pro,[4] Techworld,[5] 4Sysops,[6] Softonic,[7] Techmixer[8]

Release history[edit]

Version Platform Release date Notes and significant changes
3.0. Windows March 2008
  • Initial public release of Network Inventory Advisor (formerly PC Inventory Advisor).
3.1. Windows June 2008
  • Macs inventory
  • New SQL export format
  • Logon script scanning
3.2. Windows November 2008
  • Licenses compliance audit feature
  • New tabular reports
3.5 Windows June 2009
  • SNMP devices inventory support [9]
  • User-defined fields
  • Command-line interface
  • Customizable alerts
  • Remote desktop connection
3.6 Windows August 2009
  • Batch editing and management of network nodes [10]
  • Automatic hardware changes tracking and reporting
  • Enhanced network summary report
3.9 Windows September 2010
  • Native scanning of Linux OS support
  • Software changes report
  • Data on antiviruses in tabular reports
4.0 Windows December 2012
  • Completely reworked user interface
  • Free 10-nodes plan introduced [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PC Inventory Advisor 3.0 Released! Inventory Network Computers in 2 Clicks". 
  2. ^ Schauland, Derek (10 February 2012). "Audit and manage your network with Network Inventory Advisor". techrepublic. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Steen, Greg (15 December 2010). "Toolbox: New Products for IT Professionals". Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Dragone, Michael (15 December 2010). "Review: Network Inventory Advisor". Windowsitpro. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Stern, Zack (1 September 2009). "Network Inventory Advisor. Automated tool tracks business hardware and software". Techworld. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Pietroforte, Michael (9 July 2009). "ClearApps Network Inventory Advisor 3.5 – Features". Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Santos, Elena (19 September 2011). "An easy-to-use network analysis tool with lots of features". Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Network Inventory Advisor: All in one network management utility". 5 July 2011. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  9. ^ "Network Inventory Advisor 3.5 by ClearApps: the Same Efficient Network Inventory and a Bunch of New Features". 
  10. ^ "ClearApps ships Network Inventory Advisor 3.6". 
  11. ^ "ClearApps Rolls Out Network Inventory Advisor Version 4.0, Now Free". Archived from the original on 2013-08-28.