New Device Filters

Dear JDisc friends, when scanning your IT environment, you often want to exclude devices that you are not interested in or which you don’t want to treat with discovery protocols such as SSH, telnet, or WMI. From the beginning, there were two kind of device filters: – a filter which excludes devices based on their…

Devices not responding to Ping

Dear JDisc friends, in the past, we encountered the situation at some customers where devices did not respond to ping (e.g. devices within a DMZ). Devices that do not respond to ping have not been easy to deal with in JDisc Discovery. They have been invisible for most discovery scans. Only a manual scan helped…

Microsoft Exchange Server Discovery

Dear JDisc Friends, as you might know, we are working closely together with our partner SHI on features primarily targeted to the software license management area. SHI is offering software license management services and helps customers to optimize their license cost. Only with the great support from SHI engineers, we were able to improve the SQL…

Sometimes it’s so easy…

Dear JDisc friends, from time to time customers request features that are easy or trivial to implement. And whenever that happens, I am wondering why I didn’t implement this feature in the past! Yesterday, a customer asked whether it would be possible to gather the list of mapped disk drives. Up to now, we collected…

Scan FreeBSD Servers…

Hello JDisc Friends, recently, one of our prospects asked whether we’re able to scan FreeBSD servers. Unfortunately, the answer was no at that point in time. But our developers got interested in supporting this platform and started a quick investigation. FreeBSD is just yet another operating system of the Unix family. So they installed FreeBSD…

Scanning Stacked Switches

Dear JDisc Friends, SNMP based devices such as network printers, switches and routers appear as “Unknown SNMP device” unless we have implemented support for them. Typically customers submit SNMP walks (a complete dump of SNMP information) and import the SNMP walk into one of our simulation tools. The simulator enables our developers to mock the…

JDisc Discovery 3.3 – Network Documentation with our new Major Release together with the new Security Add-On

Dear JDisc friends, after a development phase of approximately nine months, we are glad to announce a new member of our JDisc Discovery product family. Together with the new major release JDisc Discovery 3.3, we introduce the Security Add-On. The third highlight is the excellent collaboration with SHI. The Security Add-On covers security and permission…

Tip: How JDisc Discovery uses Passwords…

Dear JDisc friends, today, I would like to talk about how JDisc Discovery remembers access credentials once they have been successfully tested. Access credentials are essential for a high quality network discovery result. Without access credentials, the data quality will be very poor. Therefore, JDisc allows users to enter access credentials for many different protocols.…