Review: VisualRoute - traceroute on steroids
VisualRoute is a tool aimed at networking professionals that need reliable diagnostics software. It comes in six versions that give you the power of connectivity analysis from a single computer, a remote desktop or a remote server. how to work from home
Features present in all versions include traceroute, reverse DNS and Whois lookups, Ping tests as well as the display of the actual route of connections and IP address locations on a global map.
Visualware made sure that their tool is flexible and loaded with options. VisualRoute allows you to target a specific port when scanning and when it comes to monitoring you can have VisualRoute do a traceroute every X minutes and than compare the data. This can be useful in a number of situations, like when looking for packet loss for example. If you need to keep a close watch youâll be glad to know that VisualRoute supports continuous network latency reporting from a browser.
You can save your traceroutes as well as export them in HTML format. Whatâs missing here are some formatting options that would allow you to make the output a bit more pleasing to the eyes of the graphics-hungry management.
If you are the owner of a Business, Support or Professional Support edition of VisualRoute you'll be able to add your own map image (such as a network topology for example) to the software. This will be of great help when analyzing connection paths on a distributed network and finding out where problems are occuring. The supported image types are BMP, GIF, JPG and WMF.