Skip to main content

Network Management Software for Small Business

I'm looking for a cost-effective Network Management tools to check my local network to see who's slowing my network. So the business needs is to show the summary of my network traffic from network to network, pc to pc, and pc to server traffic.

I know I can use Cisco network management tools but the price is not gear for a small budget like my network. So I trim down my selection between Solarwinds ( and IPSwitch Whats Up Gold ( network products.

For this test, I will use the free real-time Network Traffic Analyzer from Solarwinds. Hoping this will be enough to manage my small network. Hey! we're small business, we need to keep our operating cost low to stay in the business.

You need access to your Cisco router or switch to be able to run the Network Traffic Analyzer.

For more robust version of Network Traffic Analyzer, Solarwinds Orion Network tools fit the bill. You can get this tool for as low as $1,495 supporting 100 devices. While WhatsUp Gold Premium Network Management and Application Monitoring Software for a single network up to 100 devices will cost you $2,595. Though they can offer up to 25 devices for $995 as well.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, post your comments or suggestions.

Thank you,


Popular posts from this blog

Alternative Social Networks

If you are planning to create your social network e.g. similar to Facebook. Here's a short list of alternative software's:

Open Source and Free​ - Wordpress (Open Source and Free) - (Open Source and Free)Commercial Social Networks software ($299 Stand Alone, $29/mo Cloud) (run with Joomla, need to know CMS) (very expensive, $399 for Standard) (from free to Commercial, I left my networks and they are selling it (I used this before, it's hard to maintain. I moved to NING but left too after it was sold to another company) (I don't recommend using this service, it's hard to export your data when it's time to move)Something to check when selecting your next soc…

Frequent Account Lockout in Active Directory

I have a user in Windows Pro 7, and Windows Server 2003 environment that is frequently account locked out. I tried many different scenarios to resolve this account lockout issue, from resetting his password, changing a new password, remove and re-join the domain, rebooting the workstation and active directory servers.

I tried to use the command prompt utility to run "rundll32.exe keymgrdll, KRShowKeyMgr" (case sensitive) to delete the account in Windows 7 password cache, and still no luck.

Still searching for answer ... Let me know if you encounter a similar issue in Windows Pro 7 and Windows Server 2003.

Continue reading updated post here:

Example of Out of Office Reply for Terminated Employee

This is a sample message that I used for terminated employees, unless HR staff specified a different message.
=== Example for KING.NET Employee === John Doe (employee or consultant) is no longer with KING.NET effective June 1, 2008 (termination date). For matters relating to "Project Name here" please direct your concerns to John Smith at (Manager or Supervisor). For all other matters, please direct your email to Mary Smith HR at
Please call our main office 703-345-6789 if you have other concerns.
Thank you.
=== end of message ===