A huge percentage of home computer users have a small network set up, and the same is certainly true for many small businesses. Setting up a network means that it is possible to share files and resources such as an internet connection between multiple computers, but it is vitally important to keep an eye on how bandwidth is being used to ensure the best possible performance and to eliminate bottlenecks. Rubbernet is a network monitoring tool that enables you to do just that with your Mac.
The app can be used in a variety of ways, but at its most basic it can be used to monitor which applications are making use of your network connection. This can be useful when it comes to analysing network performance, but also acts as a useful security tool as you will be able to see the activity of unknown applications.
Rubbernet can provide you with much more information than this however. As well as letting you see which applications are connected to the network, you can monitor how much bandwidth they are using and even check which IP addresses they are communicating with. Tools like this make it easy to track down bandwidth hogs that can reduce network performance.
For individual computers, this is all well as good, but Rubbernet can also be used to remotely monitor the network usage of other computers on the network. Installing the software to work in this way is a breeze and in next to no time you can start tracking the network usage of individual computers on your network.
You can find out more, and download a free trial version of the app by paying a visit to the Rubbernet review page.