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Servers Alive

Servers Alive is one of Doc's Favorites that will help you keep your servers running smoothly. Check it out.
Published: Jan 1, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
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Network monitoring
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Servers Alive 4.1
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A Dr. File Finder Favorite -- Servers Alive

If you're looking for a powerful network monitor that's easy-to-use, take a good look at Servers Alive, by bvba Woodstone. This product is quite simply loaded with features. Far more features than I can adequately cover here, but I'll hit the high points for you. For starters it can monitor any winsock service, but it can do so much more. Like determining the amount of disk space that's available or making sure that a particular process is running. Pretty slick. What really impressed me, however, is the number of ways Servers Alive can let you know when it detects that there's a problem.

If there's any kind of problem on your network Servers Alive can let you know in a variety of ways. It can play a sound, send you an e-mail or even page you! It can reboot a Windows server or even create a Web page! How slick is that? Very! And it can monitor up to 1,000 different hosts or services at one time, including things like Oracle databases, FTP, DNS, POP3, SMTP, SQL servers, UDP services and lots, lots more. If all this weren't enough, Servers Alive is the first product of its kind to support IPv6 enabled DNS checks as well as WAP pages that can be viewed on wireless devices. Imagine getting a SMS text message on your phone telling you about a network problem. Very nicely done!

Servers Alive, by bvba Woodstone, monitors critical systems and can keep you aware of exactly how things are going on your network. And when there's a problem, it can notify you in an impressive variety of ways. It has its fingers on the pulse of your network and it's always ready to let you know about trouble. It's powerful, yet easy-to-setup and run. This is a program that no network administrator should be without. Extremely impressive, I recommend it highly!! Try it out on your network! It's one of my Dr. File Finder Favorites!


About The Author...

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name "Dr. File Finder," is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 220,000 software and hardware products. He is an active member of the shareware community and a co-founder of the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. Mr. Callahan is an honorary member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP), the President of the Educational Software Cooperative and the chairman of the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. Dr. File Finder is also a recipient of the 1993 Shareware Industry Award for lifetime achievement and has been inducted into the ASP Hall of Fame. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies through "Dr. File Finder Online Marketing and Promotion" and is the Manager of Editorial Content on Tucows.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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