Spiceworks Launches Free Real-Time Network Monitoring App

Spiceworks has unveiled Spiceworks Network Monitor, a real-time network monitoring application that provides a graphical view of network utilization and server activity.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

May 13, 2014

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Spiceworks cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Abel
Spiceworks co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott Abel

Texas software development company Spiceworks today released Spiceworks Network Monitor, a free network monitoring dashboard that provides IT professionals with a real-time graphical view of network utilization and server activity.

Network Monitor runs on a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows-based server and features monitoring capabilities that are designed to help IT professionals do their jobs more effectively, Spiceworks said. The application provides real-time alerting for more than 10 network and server conditions and enables IT professionals to address potential issues through a remote desktop connection.

Scott Abel, Spiceworks’ co-founder and chief executive officer, said Network Monitor complements his company’s existing help desk, mobile device management and network inventory applications.

“A real-time network monitoring application is a natural extension of the Spiceworks platform and an important capability our users have asked us to build,” Abel said in a prepared statement. “We’ve focused on building a monitoring solution that’s easy to install and use while also providing the information IT professionals need to do their jobs – for free.”

In addition to Network Monitor, Spiceworks offers software for managed service providers (MSPs), and its features include:

  • Network updates

  • Multi-site help desk management from a single location

  • Reporting capabilities

Abel also noted Spiceworks will continue to search for new ways to assist IT professionals and MSPs going forward.

“We’ll continue to expand the platform with Spiceworks and third-party applications that add value to an IT professional’s day and help them work more efficiently,” Abel said in a prepared statement.

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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