CommView is a program for monitoring Internet and Local Area Network (LAN) activity capable of capturing and analyzing network packets. It gathers information about data passing through your dial-up connection or Ethernet card and decodes the analyzed data.
With CommView you can see the list of network connections and vital IP statistics and examine individual packets. Packets are decoded down to the lowest layer with full analysis of the most widespread protocols. Full access to raw data is also provided. Captured packets can be saved to log files for future analysis. A flexible system of filters makes it possible to drop packets you don't need or capture only those packets that you wish to capture.
This application is designed for Internet users and small and medium-sized networks and can run on any Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP system. It requires an Ethernet or Wireless Ethernet network card supporting the NDIS 3.0 driver standard, or a standard dial-up adapter.
* Capture Internet and/or LAN traffic passing through your Ethernet card or dial-up adapter.
* View detailed IP connections statistics: IP addresses, ports, sessions, etc.
* Reconstruct TCP sessions.
* Configure alarms that can notify you about important events, such as suspicious packets, high bandwidth utilization, unknown addresses, etc.
* View IP protocols and sub-protocols "pie" charts.
* Monitor bandwidth utilization.
* Browse captured and decoded packets in real time.
* Search for strings or hex data in captured packet contents.
* Log individual or all packets to files.
* Load and view capture files offline.
* Export capture files to the HEX, text, NI Observer? or the NAI Sniffer?file formats, import capture files from the MS NetMon, Tcpdump, NI Observer? or the NAI Sniffer?file formats.
* Export any IP address to SmartWhois for quick, easy lookup.
* And much more!
Who needs CommView?
o LAN administrators.
o Security professionals.
o Anyone interested in having a full picture of the traffic going through one's PC or LAN segment or in finding out that a program installed yesterday is in fact a Trojan that sends your dial-up passwords to a certain e-mail address.