ICFMeister

Last Updated on 7 Dec. 2004, Company: Technology Lighthouse

ICFMeister is designed for monitoring the activities of the ICF - the Internet Connection Firewall that is built into Windows XP. The information ICFMeister delivers can help you detect hacking attempts and sort out problems with internet-capable programs on your computer. A single installation can harvest ICF log data throughout your network without the need for multiple licences. ICFMeister reads the logs generated by the ICF on your PC and on other XP computers in your network, and presents them to you in a consistent format. Where possible, ICFMeister provides additional information to help make sense of the log data. Hover the mouse over an IP address, and you see the corresponding network name in a tooltip. Hover over a port number, and you get the most common uses of that port. You can filter, sort and reorganize display columns to assist with detailed analysis and data presentation. Floating satellite windows let you minimize ICFMeister to your system tray yet still see the latest data as it arrives. You can export a log in various formats including text, csv, xml, and formatted html reports. You can even publish your logs as RSS feeds. ICFMeister will monitor your logs 24/7, watching out for firewall activity that interests you.

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