Monitors connections to network hosts and sends notifications via email whenever lost or restore events are detected, so you can take action
One of the fastest ways to detect if a computer or a website are functional is to ping them – roughly put, a message is sent to them, and depending on how long it takes for the target host to respond, you can assess whether it is online or not. EMCO Ping Monitor is a dedicated software utility that you can rely on to ping several computers at the same time.
It needs to be mentioned from the get-go that this application can only be run on computers where .NET Framework 4.0 or higher is installed.
The graphic interface of EMCO Ping Monitor is intuitive and you simply need to enter the IP or the hostname of the computer you want to monitor, and the app will start pinging it on a regular basis so as to check its status.
If you are a tech-savvy user, you can adjust the default settings related to the ping interval, outage conditions, packet size and Time to Live. You can also automate the actions that should be taken when connection fails or is lost, as well as on outages limit.
Novices are advised to leave the initial configuration as it is, lest the app might not work correctly.
You can also schedule EMCO Ping Monitor to start pinging hosts on specific days and times, while also setting up the email address where you want to receive the notifications.
Additionally, EMCO Ping Monitor can generate the tracking statistics for each host, displaying the overall number of passed pings and the response time.
All in all, EMCO Ping Monitor is a reliable and useful application that can help you keep an eye on the status of one or several remote computers, then receive notifications whenever they are no longer available.
- 1 GHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
- 1GB of RAM
- 250MB of free disk space.
- .NET Framework 4.0 or above
- Administrative rights on the local computer
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- Tracking Hosts Status: 5 hosts
- No Custom Monitoring Settings for Selected Hosts
- No Custom Notification Settings for Selected Hosts
- No Custom Settings for Selected Reports
- No Upload Reports to FTP
- No Individual Custom Actions for Hosts
- Multi-Host Ping Monitoring:
- The application can monitor multiple hosts concurrently. The Free edition of the application allows monitoring up to five hosts; the Professional edition doesn’t have any limitation for the number of monitored hosts. Monitoring of every host works independently from other hosts. You can monitor tens thousands of hosts from a modern PC.
- Connection Quality Analyses:
- When the application pings a monitored host, it saves and aggregates data about every ping, so you can get information about the minimum, maximum and average ping response times and the ping response deviation from the average for any reporting period. That allows you to estimate the quality of the network connection.
- Charts and Reports:
- All statistical information collected by the application can be represented visually by charts. You can see the ping and uptime statistics for a single host and compare the performance of multiple hosts on charts. The application can automatically generate reports in different formats on a regular basis to represent the host statistics.
- Connection Outages Detection:
- The application sends ICMP ping echo requests and analyzes ping echo replies to monitor the connection state in the 24/7 mode. If the preset number of pings fail in a row, the application detects a connection outage and notifies you of the problem. The application tracks all outages, so you can see when a host was offline.
- Flexible Notifications:
- If you would like to get notifications about Connection Lost, Connection Restored and other events detected by the application, you can configure the application to send e-mail notifications, play sounds and show Windows Tray balloons. The application can send a single notification of any type or repeat notifications multiple times.
- Custom Actions:
- You can integrate the application with external software by executing external scripts or executable files when connections are lost or restored or in case of other events. For example, you can configure the application to run an external command-line tool to send SMS notifications about any changes in the host statuses.