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Monitoring and remote access tools

Peter Stelzel-Morawietz

Paessler monitoring aids

EnlargePaessler also supplies a suitable stress test tool for those who operate their own web server.

Paessler supplies the monitoring tool PRTG Network Monitor. The tool helps to monitor computers, applications, important services and similar IT resources. Paessler also supplies the software in a free version. This freeware edition supports ten sensors and can be expanded to 20 sensors. According to the provider, the software can be used for both private and commercial use. In addition to the PRTG Network Monitor, the manufacturer also offers other helpful monitoring tools on its website. This includes various tools for monitoring IP address communication, an IP lister, a packet counter, a WMI tester, a URL recorder, a site inspector for monitoring Internet activities and an IPCheck server monitor.

The right network for the home office

On the way home

EnlargeVNC is one of the most popular remote maintenance tools. It's small and quick to set up. The connection is established very quickly by specifying the IP address.

If you want to access your computer in your home office or office while you are out and about, there is appropriate remote access software (remote control). One of the best known is probably VNC or TeamViewer. Products in this category enable access to remote computer systems. This can be your own home PC or another computer, provided you have access rights to it. The tools are small and usually set up in minutes. The tools mirror the remote screen on the respective device.

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VNC is, so to speak, the forefather of remote control products. The product exists in different versions, some of which are available free of charge. The tool is easy to install and operate, but it only provides a very limited range of functions. After the quick installation there are three program versions in the start menu. These differentiate between fast compression, high compression and a viewer mode. In addition to these fundamental differences, there are only a few installation options. The remote device is accessed either in active control mode or passive viewer mode.