Network administrators can now track where computers are connected to the network and switch port management
IT management software provider SolarWinds has released User Device Tracker (UDT) 2.0, a product for tracking where users or computers are connected to the network and switch port management.
The growth of new devices in the workplace, along with shared and public endpoints, has made it tough for network administrators to to track existing connections, connect to both historical endpoint data and user information.
With UDT, these additional data sets can help network administrators identify devices and users responsible for malicious behavior on the network, as well as assist users in finding lost devices.
UDT 2.0 offers support for collecting user information from Active Directory, allowing customers to quickly see who is logged in to a specific machine and to what port the machine and user are connected and also provides user and endpoint detail pages that provide more information about specific endpoints and users.
In addition, the new release delivers improved back-end topology using CDP and LLDP to better determine network connection information and gives out an alert for when a new device is connected to the network.
Furthermore, the new UDT also provides seven new reports including endpoints by VLAN, all endpoints with details, port capacity by switch, number of connected devices by port, all IPv6 addresses in the network, OUI summary report and an unused port report.
Solarwinds Product Marketing vice-president Sanjay Castelino said SolarWinds product managers spend a lot of time talking directly with customers on thwack, our community of over 80,000 IT professionals.
"This open line of communication allows us to quickly build new products, and update existing products, based on what we are hearing from them," said Castelino.