IP-Tools is a collection of network monitoring tools that intends to provide you with important information about the network connections. It can be used by network administrators or by home users since the interface is rather easy to use.
The main purpose of the application is to retrieve information from the network and from the Internet. Even from the start the program displays the information about the computer's CPU, the network interface and the communication protocols.
By default, the program displays the connections established by the running applications to remote IP addresses. This tool enables you to view the connections in real time and to interrupt the ones that are not required or seem suspicious.
The program includes a variety of scanners that you can use to scan IP addresses from the local network or from the Internet. Thus you can retrieve information about the host name, the open ports or the connected SNMP devices.
You can monitor a certain IP or URL in order to view if it can be accessed. It is a good solution for the users that need to check if a certain server or website is down due to technical difficulties. The application can be configured to monitor the network traffic and to display it as a set of graphs.
The program is easy to use and its tabbed interface allows you to use more than one tool at the same time. Its colors can be changed in order to increase visibility. This feature might not be important for the home users that do not use all its features, but is essential for the professionals that use this program in their daily activity.
Overall, the program provides most of the information about the network traffic and the remote IP addresses. If you manage a medium-sized local network you must try it out.