When performing network audit, network administrators often use specialized software network scanners and analyzers that retrieve different information about the network, and the main tool in this tool set is a network inventory program. In this article we will introduce Asset Tracker for Networks, a network inventory scanner that retrieves all possible information about the network computers, servers, printers, routers, etc. and shows this information to the network administrator in the human-readable form.
When auditing the network, Asset Trackers scans the network in the IP address range specified by the user. When detecting a certain IP address to belong to a netwo item, the program identifies the item type (Windows computer; other computer; network device) and uses certain routines to get the item information according to the item type. For networked devices such as routers and network printers, the program uses SNMP protocol to retrieve information about the device.
For Windows computers, Asset Tracker uses a wide range of inventory methods and finally retrieves virtually any information one can imagine, starting from processor model and speed and finishing with memory modules and software license keys. All this information is recorded in a centralized database stored either on the local hard disk of the network administrator's computer, or on a shared network folder so it can be accessed by collegues at any time - depending on which settings the network administrator selected when configuring the program.
After the network auditing information is stored in the database, the network administrator can view the configuration of any network computer or device immediatelly after the network scan will be fished, or at any time later.
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