Network security administrators require advanced software tools in order to keep an eye on the LAN activity, capture and analyze both sent and received packets. CommView is an intuitive application that serves this exact purpose, enabling users to monitor the network traffic.
The application can only be used with dial-up or Ethernet networks, but a Wi-Fi monitoring edition is also available. It aims to gather information with regard to the latest initiated IP connections, transferred packets, sessions, opened ports, hosts, VoIP and decode the extracted data.
Within its user-friendly and well-organized window, you can view a list of the active network connections and network statistical data (bandwidth utilization, traffic reports in real time). Furthermore, CommView is capable of analyzing individual data packets and display their source and destination, network access points, used protocols, ports, channels and nodes.
The powerful filtering system enables you to create rules that exclude certain packets and capture others, while the customizable alarms help you set automatic text, sound and e-mail notifications for specific events, such as the detection of suspicious packets, unidentified connections or bandwidth threshold exceeding.
With the help of this application, you can read call logs and generate reports concerning H.323 or SIP voice communication sessions, errors and endpoints. It provides support for the most widespread protocols and allows you to easily reconstruct TCP sessions or UDP streams.
CommView enables you to search for hex data within the captured packets, import them to other similar applications or save them to log files for later reference. Also, IP addresses can be exported to SmartWhois for performing address lookup. Additionally, it comes with a packet generator, remote monitoring and performance statistics reports.
Combining ease of use with an advanced feature set, CommView provides a complete set of tools for monitoring the traffic, analyzing the content of the transferred data and viewing network statistics.