Bandwidth Manager vs NetGenius

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Bandwidth Manager vs NetGenius   29 August 2020, 08:08

Quick question: is Bandwidth Manager a superset of NetGenius feature-wise?
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Re: Bandwidth Manager vs NetGenius   29 August 2020, 17:00

They are totally different products. Bandwidth Manager is designed for imposing quotas and download limits for many users in a network. It usually runs on a server and monitors LAN user activity according to predefined rules. Whereas NetGenius is designed for individual users who want to track their Internet usage and control Internet access of other applications.

Overall, we have three network-monitoring products with the following major differences:

Bandwidth Manager - main focus is to shape and control traffic consumption of each user in a large network.
  • Usually runs on a server/Internet gateway and handles many users.
  • Manages traffic based on predefined rules.
  • Imposes quotas and download limits for the users.
  • Designed for network administrators.

NetGenius - main focus is to control Internet access and usage of each application on your computer.
  • Usually runs a on a regular PC, although can monitor several computers.
  • Monitors Internet usage of applications and services.
  • Blocks, prioritises or limits specific applications.
  • Provides simple reports by application, month, day, hour.
  • Designed for regular users without networking knowledge.

NetWorx - main focus is to monitor your traffic usage and provide detailed reports.
  • Usually runs a on a regular PC.
  • Monitors traffic usage by day, hour, week, month.
  • Supports on-peak and off-peak traffic classification.
  • Provides notifications about excessive usage over quota.
  • Provides a number of custom reports about network usage.
  • Designed for regular users without networking knowledge.

All these applications are provided as free 30-day trials, so you can download and try them all, and then decide which one suits you best.

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