Huge List of Computer Stress Test Software [Used by Engineers in the Rugged Computing Industry]

Solarwinds [34](FREE & PAID)

A leader in Network Management Software and Monitoring Tools. The software suite gives you the power to monitor and manage your network. Multiple products to choose from. Make sure to check them out and see which product works for you.

Network Diagnostics Tools

Network Diagnostics Tools

Wireshark[35] (FREE)

World’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. See what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is also the standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Angry IP Scanner[36] (FREE)

A fast IP address and port scanner. It scans IP addresses in any range as well as any of their ports. It works by sending a ping to each IP address and then, as an option, resolves its host name, determined MAC address, scans ports, etc.

Measurement Lab – NDT (Network Diagnostic Tool)[37] (FREE)

For the novice and network researcher, this tool provides a sophisticated speed and diagnostic test. Upload and download speeds and the problems that are limiting your speeds. You can use this tool to provide info to your network admin to help them understand what is going on. They will love you for it!

Acunetix Online[38] (FREE & PAID)

I truly like this software since it tells you if your website is secure as well as your network. You can easily try the software online, download the demo, or pay for the full version. It uses some of the most advanced SQL injections and XSS black box scanning tech. It automatically crawls your website and performs black box and grey box hacking techniques to identify vulnerabilities. Many uses for this powerful tool.

SolarWinds WAN Killer[39] (FREE & PAID)

This entire website has goodies that can help the every day engineer boast a powerful tool set. This specific tool stress tests your network to measure performance and to proactively test network and load balancing.

Paessler PRTG Network Monitor[40] (FREE & PAID)

This is your one tool to measure your IT infrastructure. From bandwidth to traffic to uptime, and even packet sniffing. You can view your entire network at a glance, although at a price, it is such a nice tool to have in your arsenal since it’s easy to use, the UI is beautiful, and again, everything under one roof.

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