Network Mapping Software
InterMapper provides a real-time view of your network. Visualize your network in a way that helps you monitor to meet your organization's needs.
Live Mapping with Auto-Discovery
Auto-discover your entire network
InterMapper has the power to auto-discover every device on your network, as long as it has an IP address. This ensures that every device is accounted for, and eliminates the need to manually enter device information. Automatically import devices and begin creating maps of your network in minutes, not days or weeks.
Visual Traffic Flow
A living diagram of your network
InterMapper’s network mapping software bring your network to life, presenting real-time views of your network’s health. Color-coded icons indicate the severity level of routers, switches, servers, workstations, and more. InterMapper provides total visibility into your network status at a glance:
- Interconnections between routers, switches, and other equipment
- Intuitive animation depicts real-time network traffic
- Maps can be arranged in physical, logical, or geographic layouts
- Multiple views highlight device details, interconnections, and staff assignments
- Map "slideshows" rotate at user-defined intervals to show NOC staff the state of all maps
Color coding shows network health
The color scheme for an icon’s status uses yellow, orange, red, and flashing red to represent warning, alarm, critical, and down states, respectively. These states are set when a probe determines that the device has exceeded a threshold. If you acknowledge the device, the icon will turn blue and stop further notification. Green indicates a normally functioning device.
Traffic statistics shown automatically
InterMapper network traffic flow monitoring retrieves traffic and error rate statistics from devices that speak SNMP. If the traffic exceeds certain thresholds, InterMapper draws animated traffic indicators (our customers call these “the ants”) on your diagram beside the links interconnecting the devices. Traffic above 50% or 90% has a yellow or orange background (a “halo”) behind the link to make high traffic easily visible.
Our network mapping software allows you to create sub-maps, which display a hierarchical view of your network. A sub-map displays detailed information about a part of your network: a geographic region, a building, the network backbone, etc. You can then make a top-level map that includes icons of all sub-maps. Features of sub-maps include:
- Icons on top-level map to show state of most serious condition on a sub-map
- Access to sub-maps is controlled via username and password or IP address restrictions
- Sub-maps are accessible through direct IP connections, VPNs and through a user-selected port of a firewall
- Sub-maps can be hosted on a remote InterMapper server, yet seen through the top-level map
InterMapper network traffic monitoring and reporting provides live, up-to-date documentation for your network. InterMapper’s Layer 3 auto-discovery tool determines the router interfaces on your network and makes the right connections on the map. InterMapper also continually checks for new interfaces to add to the map. Once you have a map set up, you can use it for day-to-day management, always armed with an accurate picture of the most recent state of your network to help with troubleshooting.
Google Earth integration
InterMapper displays information about your network as a layer or a place in Google Earth. The devices and links from an InterMapper map will be superimposed on the background of the Google Earth application. This makes it easy for non-technicians to view the network status with an attractive backdrop in the Google Earth window.
- Your network equipment is represented by green, yellow, orange, or red icons
- Links between devices are shown as lines interconnecting the equipment
- Status windows for each of these items are displayed when you click on them
- Each InterMapper map is represented as one of the "Places" in Google Earth
Gallery of customer maps
Our customers have provided screen shots for a number of maps to show how they’re using InterMapper. You can look through the possibilities at the Map Gallery.
Layer 2/3 Interconnections
Network mapping of physical connections
The Layer 2 module enables auto-discovery and connection of devices to the correct switch port. These Layer 2 links ensure your maps provide complete information about interconnections in your network. It has always been challenging to reliably document where equipment is connected to a switch given the growing use of wireless devices and VLANs. InterMapper combines information gained from Layer 2 and 3 to give you the confidence that your map is accurate.
With this powerful tool, you can:
- Understand the impact of changes: a complete inventory of all equipment
- Deliver detailed visibility: full awareness of equipment accessing your network
- Generate data for compliance: respond to regulatory requirements
Features and benefits
Fully integrated with InterMapper, Layer 2 gives you a granular view of your equipment connections, enabling significant improvements in network management. Click to see the features and benefits of Layer 2 views.
Learn how to get the most out of Layer 2. The following use cases demonstrate the value of the increased visibility available with Layer 2:
- The maillog shows that a certain IP address is sending spam. You need to inspect that machine to see if it has a virus. Find the switch, port, MAC and vendor info for that computer. Trace it through the wiring closet to physically locate the room number, jack and device
- You want to know how many of the IP addresses on your network belong to virtual machines. Using MAC addresses of known VM vendors (VMWare, Parallels, Xen, Microsoft, Virtual Box, etc.), list all the virtual machines on the network and where they connect
- The network team is upgrading the hardware on the Acme Switch in the Library. List the devices that are directly connected to this switch
Hierarchical maps give users the ability to view the network in varying levels of detail. Create sub-maps of the network by geographic region, state, metropolitan area or LAN view.
Each sub-map offers real-time data on the status of your network, including statistics on traffic and overall health. With hierarchical maps, you can:
- Drilldown from a high level, overview map of your network to a more localized view
- Move between a number of map views, including country, region, state, city, metropolitan area or LAN views
- View a real-time, living map of your multi-location network
Geographic and Physical Maps
Create a detailed view of your network
InterMapper’s geographical and physical maps integrate seamlessly with Google Maps and Google Earth, as well as digital floor plans and blueprints. Create customized maps to view your network however you like. Using geographical and physical maps, you can quickly identify the physical location of a problematic device.
With just a glance at your maps, you can determine that:
- A problem device is connected to port 10 on the Procurve switch in the server room
- The Access Point located on the corner of Benning Street and Main Street requires attention
- Users in your Milwaukee office are experiencing issues with network slowdown
- The new router you installed last week is functioning at peak efficiency