PacketTrap Surpasses 2,000 User Downloads in One Week

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Company changing the definition of network management with free network monitoring tool suite.

Every network management vendor says their product is 'easy to use' but PacketTrap is the only one that has really defined what that means

PacketTrap (http://www.PacketTrap.com), creator of the revolutionary-yet-simple pt360 Network Management Tool Suite, is pleased to announce that the pt360 has been downloaded by more than 2,000 customers in just one week. PacketTrap was catapulted into the spotlight when it launched the free public beta of its network management tool suite on November 27, 2007. The pt360 has received tremendous reaction from the network engineering community, most notably for its elegant coupling of a centralized dashboard with both network monitoring and network diagnostic tools, and open source integration capabilities.

"Every network management vendor says their product is 'easy to use' but PacketTrap is the only one that has really defined what that means," said Steve Goodman, CEO of PacketTrap. "What might take three or four different steps to achieve using other network management products takes only one with pt360, and that is why our solution speaks to the network engineering community."

PacketTrap has received a warm welcome from the IT community and has been featured on several widely-read technology blogs. 42internetworks (http://www.42internetworks.com/blog) headlined, "Watch out Solarwinds, Spiceworks, AdventNet; there is a new Network Management Tool in Town!" Doug Drogseth from Enterprise Management Associates added, "PacketTrap is creating the type of emerging technology that provides critical capabilities for any organizations IT department."

The newly introduced pt360 Network Management Tool Suite provides a centralized dashboard from which network managers can pinpoint network problems with a single click. Dataflow between network tools in-use is unmatched and users are not forced to choose between open source and commercial because pt360 supports both.

Additional features of PacketTrap pt360 Network Management Tool include:

  • Integrated Network Management - ptDashboard provides centralized, real time monitoring and a suite of diagnostic tools for your network.
  • Virtualization Support - Support for the leading vendors in virtualization including VMware
  • SaaS Support - Real time monitoring of applications such as Salesforce.com
  • Data Flow - capability to coordinate and flow results between tools for rapid diagnostics and effective management
  • Open source support - pt360 Tool Suite offers integration with browser based open source networking tools such as Nagios, Cacti, Wireshark, MRTG, Zenoss and OpenNMS
  • Reliable Simplicity - pt360 Tool Suite includes the quick launch home page which provides one-click access to all key areas of the tool suite.

For more information on PacketTrap or to download the free PacketTrap Network Management Tool Suite, visit http://www.PacketTrap.com/download

About PacketTrap
PacketTrap is favored for its ability to cleanly integrate open source, third party and its own network diagnostic tools within a centralized network dashboard. Its flagship solution, pt360 provides you with a personal look into your network and lets you complete bandwidth utilization, network discovery and other tasks from a single screen. It includes port/SNMP scans, TFTP server tools, reporting capabilities and more.

PacketTrap believes most current offerings are point products lacking a central dashboard, integration and correlation. They are complex, expensive and/or poorly supported. PacketTrap is committed to providing solutions that are clean to use and integrated together. More information can be found at http://www.PacketTrap.com.

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