IT networks are becoming increasingly complex with policies like bring your own device (BYOD) being adopted by many organizations. As more and more devices connect with the network, IP address scanning is imperative to ensure no device encounters problems connecting to the network. IP address scanner, a module within ManageEngine's OpUtils, a comprehensive IP address manager and switch port mapper, helps IT network admins scan the IP address space of complex network infrastructures within seconds. OpUtils' IP address scanner enables IT network admins to gain real-time insights into the IP addresses state, its availability, reserved IPs, IP usage, detect IP address conflict, and continually track them with its IP address tracker capability.
Though it is possible to scan your IP address space with native commands, such as ipconfig, as the network scales, the network complexity and number of addresses to manage increases. The staggering IP address space and subnets of enterprise level networks make it difficult and time-consuming for IT network admins to manage. Using the network IP scanner component within OpUtils, the short-comings and inefficiencies of scanning IP addresses manually using native commands is eliminated. The key features of OpUtils' IP address scanner include:
The IP address scanner brings managing IPv4 and IPv6 addresses together, within a single console. Supporting the management of multiple subnets, OpUtils' IP address scanner enables you to create, scan, and add IPv4 and IPv6 subnets, and maintain a tree-based hierarchy of IP subnets.
You can scan IPv4 addresses directly by adding IPv4 subnets, or IPv4 address ranges, to your IP address scanning software console, or importing your IP addresses in a CSV format. IP scanner regularly inspects your IP address space, and displays results in real time. By specifying the Prefix Name, Prefix Length, Prefix Address, and Prefix Description, the IP address scanner enables you to add IPv6 subnets/sites for the end-to-end IP address scanning.
When scanning your network, the IP address scanner displays the connected device details. For an IP-connected device, you can view details about the user of the device, its MAC address, location, and OS type.
The IP address scanner maps your IPs to their connected switches and ports. You can view the Switch Name and the Port on which it is connected.
The OpUtils IP address scanner provides you with a MAC-IP list displaying the IP addresses in your network, and their associated MAC addresses. Using an IP address, you can pinpoint the network device you are looking for, with the Global Search option.
Once the subnets and IP address space of your network has been scanned, you can export your IP address scan results anytime. The IP address scanner enables you to export the scan results, such as the IP address details, and IP Usage Summary as a PDF or CSV file.
The IP Usage Summary of the Subnets pulled by the advance IP address scanner gives you details about the about the Subnet Address, Name, Size, Used, Available, Transient, Broadcast address, VLAN Name, and Location.
IP Address Details provides comprehensive insights into the IP addresses scanned by displaying the IP-DNS lookup status, Reserved Status, System Description, Device Type, Connected Port, and more.
The IP address scanner's IP History logs the historic usage of your IP address space. It shows the historic list of IP addresses, their DNS names, the MAC address to which it was allocated, the system description, and location. This enables you to track the user's IP address at any point in time.
OpUtils' network IP address scanner investigates your entire network, and discovers any new devices that are entering your network. When a new device enters the network, OpUtils' Rogue Detection enables you to mark these devices as Trusted, Guest, or Rogue.
Malicious devices marked as Rogues are denied access to the network.
Valid or authentic devices are marked as Trusted devices, which are then whitelisted so that these devices have full-fledged access to the network, and are not listed under Rogue Detection on further scans.
Devices marked as Guest are given a limited period of access to the network, after which they are listed again under the Rogue Detection, and the network admin can decide on permitting or blocking access to the network for that devices.
The IP address scanner tool continually scans the network, secures the network from unauthorized access by blocking anomalous devices, and makes it easier for authorized devices to access network resources.
OpUtils' IP address scanner provides code-free IP address scanning so you can scan your entire network with just a click. The IP address scanner enables you to schedule custom IP address space scans using the Scheduler option. You can customize your IPv4 or IPv6 scan schedule by selecting the IP subnets to be scanned, and setting the scan period as:
The IP address scanner scans your network IP addresses space, including IP subnets. This helps you easily track your assigned IPs and network devices. To maintain good network health and avoid downtime or network outages due to IP conflicts, it is important to scan your IP address space continually.
The advantages of using the IP address scanner includes:
To identify all the IP addresses in your network using your IP address scanner software you can:
The IP address scanner too uses ICMP ping sweeps—two way handshakes to discover a range of IP addresses in your network. Ping scans work by sending network packets to all the IP addresses within the specified range, and waiting for an ICMP reply from active devices in the network.
The IP address scanner can also employ SNMP scans to map the network topology .
OpUtils advanced IP scanner, is an effective network scanner that features a comprehensive set of more than 20 IP tools, including Ping, Trace Route, and MIB browser for efficient network scanning, investigation and troubleshooting . It offers the IP address scanner, along with many other networking functionalities, such as the IP address tracking, advanced IP scanning, and remote booting.
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