For release 24 July 2000:
Dartware Ships InterMapper 3.0 Network Monitoring and Alerting Software
HANOVER, NH - 24 July 2000 - Dartware, LLC announces the immediate
availability of its InterMapper 3.0 network monitoring and alerting
program. InterMapper 3.0 is the next release of the InterMapper product
line, which originally shipped in July 1996.
InterMapper 3.0 provides a graphical view of a network and tests the
routers, servers, workstations, and other equipment attached to that
network. InterMapper also monitors the utilization and traffic and error
rates on WAN and LAN links within the network. When InterMapper detects a
problem, it sends notifications to one or more responsible individuals. Its
on-screen maps can be printed to produce formal documentation of the
network configuration. Finally, InterMapper has a built-in web server that
allows the network manager to view the network health from a standard web
A demonstration version of InterMapper 3.0 is available from:
InterMapper 3.0 has the following new features:
- Improved autodiscovery. In addition to detecting the
interconnections of the network by querying the routers, InterMapper now
will discover devices that don't speak SNMP and automatically connect them
to the proper place on the map.
- New probes. InterMapper now has probes for testing the following
services: HTTP, FTP, Telnet (with and without login), Sassafras KeyServer,
DHCP, AppleShareIP, Gopher, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, IRC, DNS server, UDP
Listener, QuickTime Streaming Server (RTSP), LDAP, RADIUS, APC UPS, Network
Time Protocol (NTP), HTTP Proxy, HTTP Post, 4D Server, FileMaker PRO, and
- Access control lists for web pages. The network manager can set
permissions on a map to control access to each map. Access may be granted
by name and password or by IP address.
- SNMP Trap handling. InterMapper now listens for SNMP traps from
devices. A notification can also be generated on receipt of the trap.
- New notification types: In addition to notifying with audible
alerts, e-mail messages, pages, and running a script, InterMapper can send
a SNMP trap as a notification of a device failure. It can also restart a
server by commanding a PowerKey Pro power strip to cycle power on the
- Customizable Web Templates, so that the network manager can change
the look of the web pages.
- Customizable Probes. The network manager can create a probe for a
new type of device simply by modifying an existing probe. InterMapper's
built-in scripting language can send and receive information from the
device being tested and then indicate the state of the device.
InterMapper 3.0 is priced according to the size of the network being
tested. It starts as low as $295 for a 10 device network; a version to test
an unlimited number of devices costs $1595. Educational discounts are
To learn more about InterMapper 3.0, or to get a demonstration version,
please visit our web site:
About Dartware, LLC:
Dartware, LLC was founded in April 2000 to continue development and
marketing of the InterMapper program originally developed at Dartmouth
College. The creators of InterMapper, Rich Brown and Bill Fisher, left
Dartmouth to found Dartware. They are joined by Stuart Pompian, an area
businessman in this new venture. Dartware remains in Hanover, NH.
25 South Main Street
PO Box 130
Hanover, NH 03755-0130 USA