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SpiceWorks IT Management Software 8 years 5 days ago #28383

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Is anybody running SpiceWorks on there network?

SpiceWorks is a free IT Network Monitoring Software for Network Management.

With the bad economy in the states many IT departments, including mine, are cutting back on expenses. They are directly cutting IT budgets, which lead IT to solutions such as SpiceWorks. SpiceWorks is a very intuitive IT Management Software. The only downside is you have to deal with ads within the application. But you can easily block the ads and still use the app by running the app in Firefox and use AdBlocker.

The great thing about SpiceWorks is that you don't have to install an agent on the servers. But this is where I am concerned and wanted to see if anybody found any security risks or heard of any risks? I realize that nothing really is free, especially for a good Management Software. But I think SpiceWorks might be on to something, this looks like a good find.

Has anybody ran this before? Security risks? Other issues possibly?

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Re: SpiceWorks IT Management Software 7 years 11 months ago #28448

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I don't think anybody cares about this post, because they think its some lame program, spyware or a porn site.

Wow! I thought I would get some input, guess not.


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don't feel too bad... 7 years 11 months ago #28450

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zippy dont feel too bad that ur post was not replied. for me i was just trying to measure it with network magic by pure networks. well spice network looks good.
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Re: SpiceWorks IT Management Software 7 years 11 months ago #28462

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Hey talk2sp is network magic any good?

I'm currently testing What'sUp Gold by Ipswitch. We are looking to use WUG and Spiceworks, and currently testing both apps.

Wonder if network magic is worth checking out.

Let me know some details on it.


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Re: SpiceWorks IT Management Software 7 years 11 months ago #28463

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I briefly used SpiceWorks, but not enough to have any real feedback. I downloaded it, installed it, ran it on my server, saw that it did work (by showing me the software that it had), and I uninstalled it. Later I installed it again for a different test, and saw that it had more features than I didn't expect to see -- the ability to scan different subnets and different OSs. I later uninstalled it again.

One thing that annoyed me right off the bat was the fact that I had to register with them before I could use the app, but that shouldn't have surprised me as nowadays you're practically required to register just to view a simple website.
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net magic is tight.... 7 years 11 months ago #28465

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zippy network magic is really nice. i use it on 3 HP servers. diff clients, diff networks, common all equipment on ur network in one visual screen..... oh gosh too tight... i use it mainly for device identification and uh mac address viewing. yeah i knw devices could do that on their own but.... u have a better log with network magic. up pure networks (lol)...

u'd be good with it..?
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