Do you want to have a complete understanding of your network architecture and monitor it closely? It can help you identify and troubleshoot issues when they arise, and do it in a systematic order, so you’d probably want to get your hands on some excellent network architecture and analysis tools. Thankfully, there are lots of tools that can make your job more efficient and more manageable, and we’ve compiled a list of the best tools for any organization.
With Lucidchart, you don’t have to spend precious time on building and configuring an existing network diagram from scratch. It is a diagram tool that has a great pricing program which allows for flexibility. If you need to scale up to more users, you can do it on the go. One of Lucidchart’s most exciting and interesting features is the fact you can import and export Visio files directly to the program, which allows you to share diagrams with people who still use Visio.
2. ConceptDraw Pro
ConceptDraw Pro doubles as a network diagram tool as well as a Business drawing and diagramming tool. The interface reminds us of Microsoft Word 2007 (regarding menus and button layout.) The tool has a Drag-n-Drop feature which makes it very easy to learn and use with little training.
eDraw MAX is an All-in-One business diagram software which allows you to map out WANs and LANs and to produce compelling web design layouts, building plans, business presentations, and organizational and flow charts. It is vector-based, so you can zoom in and scale up your models without distorting them, and print large layouts easily. eDraw also allows you to import Visio XML files.
For analyzing and monitoring your network, Spiceworks promises to keep you informed in real-time about everything that’s happening on your system. A free and easy-to-use app, Spiceworks offers an IP lookup tool (for tracing unknown IP addresses on the network,) an interactive outage heatmap, a subnet calculator for converting CIDR and creating new subnets, and a traceroute tool for determining connection issues.
Pulseway is a real-time monitoring tool that keeps track of all the machines connected to your network, helping IT departments and system admins across their organization’s network. It works for Mac, Windows, and Linux, and can be used for full administrative control of mobile devices. You can have control right there in the palm of your hand.
Besides advanced automation, white labeling, patch management, and remote desktop control features that can be accessed from the central dashboard, Pulseway also offers business management integration. You can use it for CRM, time-tracking, accounting, project management, billing, invoicing, and help desk support. In the event of lost data, it has storage integration for disaster recovery and has end-to-end protection powered by Kaspersky and Webroot.
We’ve gone through many tools and have rounded up our list with these five tools for network architecture diagramming and analysis. For implementing the best software solutions and network security systems, Titanium Cobra Solutions experts can provide you with top-notch out of the box solutions for your organization.