I normally try to keep sales and marketing type stuff out of my blog but this information is pretty cool. The marketing team is giving away free copies of our LAN Surveyor Express (LSE) for the rest of the year (the next 2 days). You can get it here or go to the website to read more about it.
LSE is a really nifty tool. Basically, you run it and LSE will do a complete layer 3 and layer 2 discovery of your network and will build a detailed topology map of all of discovered devices. The information is then exported direclty into Microsoft Visio so that you can view, edit, and save the drawings.
Keeping a printed diagram of the network on the wall of your office or cubicle is a best practice that I HIGHLY recommend and this is a really quick and painless way of mapping out your network.
Give it a try and ping me if I can be of any assistance.
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