Security Center Lite is a powerful software utility that gives you the possibility to monitor the network and identify any intrusions. It comes packed with many options and configuration settings to please advanced users.
The setup procedure does not take a long time to finish. By default, Security Center Lite offers to install both the engine service and viewer, but you can deselect any of these components to exclude them from installation. Moreover, the tool offers to automatically run at every Windows startup to immediately start monitoring.
The GUI is user-friendly, made from a normal window with a plain and simple structure, where you can check out the real-time monitor status pertaining to activity, names, vulnerability, wireless, types, users and SNMP scanner, along with the total available and protected notes.
A new scan can be run by deleting all discovered nodes and you can either opt for a silent security scan or ask the app to browse for the activity, names, vulnerability or wireless, or all of them.
It is also possible to study a graph with the network's infrastructure along with details for each connected host (e.g. MAC and IP address), as well as examine performance data related to the unicast, multicast and broadcast nodes.
When it comes to protection settings, you can modify parameters concerning the detection of new, changed and threatened nodes, vulnerable ports, linkup WMI and script, in addition to the prevention for real-time alerts, notification messages, SNMP interfaces, network script, schedule time and automatic unblocking.
We have not come across any problems throughout our testing, since Security Center Lite did not freeze, crash or pop up error messages. It has minimal impact on computer performance and includes help documentation for inexperienced users. To sum it up, this software utility provides users with handy tools for monitoring the network to keep an eye out for any malicious activity.