SolarWinds Offers Free Traceroute NG Tool to Democratize Network Path Analysis

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls.

The free tool is aimed at enabling IT professionals and network administrators to monitor performance and pinpoint bottlenecks rapidly across networks connecting critical services and applications, whether these resources are running on-premises or in the cloud.

According to SolarWinds, Traceroute, which was introduced 30 years ago, while very popular, has not adequately evolved to keep pace with modern networks and hybrid IT environments, limiting its usefulness. As a result, users lacked an easy tool for ad hoc network troubleshooting short of investing in a full monitoring solution.

With the new Traceroute NG, SolarWinds is offering a free replacement for the popular, but obsolete, tool. The company says it has leveraged its NetPath technology to deliver next-generation diagnostics that are fully functional for use with modern networks and security architectures.

Traceroute NG will help customers to troubleshoot network issues more effectively with data that shows accurate path information. It simulates real application traffic to map paths across networks and through firewalls, delivering results in seconds and showing a live view of changes in latency and packet loss when network routes change.

With Traceroute NG, SolarWinds has replaced a widely used tool with something that works on modern hybrid IT networks, said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president and head of products, SolarWinds, noting that network performance is vital to the user experience, as well as business performance in many cases, so it is important that IT professionals can get accurate data to effectively manage responsiveness and availability.

The SolarWinds Traceroute NG free tool is available immediately for systems with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2016.

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