Setting up and managing a network is no easy task. There are various configurations that need to be taken into consideration in order to prevent leaks or keep attackers at bay. In this regard, Visual Protocol Analyzer comes equipped with a handful of monitoring tools so you can view all incoming and outgoing data packages.
Running the application brings up a fairly simple and well-organized interface. Most functions open up in different tabs so you can easily access them and clearly view info of interest. What's more, these are only enabled when their corresponding function is triggered so you don't keep useless tabs running.
The main page displays a list of detected network adapters so you can choose which one to monitor. Additionally, a schematics view is displayed so you know how packages travel, along with charts displaying disk space and cap file info.
There are three analysis tools made available once a new recording session is put in motion. A KPI (Key Performance Indicator) configuration screen lets you view the network structure along with its components and a constantly updating data flow graph.
Furthermore, technical details can easily be obtained as the process is running. All IP related details are available in a call table view, with fields for status, duration, as well as a handful of port and IP related info.
Probably the most useful feature is the decoder. A solid knowledge level is required to put displayed data to good use. Each session is displayed with related info, along with a complex table representation of selected packages. Content is displayed win Hex, Binary and ASCII with a clever component highlighter that makes identification easier.
All things considered, Visual Protocol Analyzer is a tools that shouldn't be missing from a network administrator's work computer. The intuitive design allows you to quickly accommodate, while the amount and dept of gathered data is more than enough to meet any demands.