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UVexplorer vs. Intermapper

UVexplorer and Intermapper are both powerful network mapping and monitoring tools, but they have different strengths and weaknesses. This article will compare the UVexplorer and Intermapper software tools, including features and a comparison chart. 

UVexplorer, is a UV Networks product and is known for its speed and depth of discovery. It can quickly and easily discover all of the devices on your network, including their IP addresses, MAC addresses, and operating systems. UVexplorer also provides detailed information about each device, such as its interfaces, FDB table, STP, Bridge ports and routing tables.

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Free trials are available and licensing is graduated on the number of network interfaces (physical and virtual ports). UVexplorer is primarily focused on layer 2 network mapping and configuration backup. The software include basic monitoring and network troubleshooting tools with all licenses. The trial of UVexplorer is on-premise and Windows-based (On-premise, cloud-based option is available with UVexplorer Server). 

UVexplorer focuses on the network maps and you can begin the discovery from initial startup:
The initial discovery can be setup and run in 5 minutes.
UVexplorer allows you to add multiple SNMP, WMI, SSH, and Telnet credentials for your network discovery:
These credentials allow for configuration backup and comparisons, Layer2 visual mapping and in-depth network asset data.
UVexplorer displays devices and their connections:
uvexplorer screenshot - custom group map

UVexplorer can be complex but the initial scans are easy to setup.

Intermapper is a more lightweight and affordable tool than UVexplorer. It is also easier to use, making it a good choice for smaller networks or network administrators who are new to network mapping and monitoring. Intermapper provides many of the same features as UVexplorer, but it does not have the same level of depth or detail.

InterMapper User Guide

Here is a more detailed comparison of the two tools:


If you are looking for a network mapping and monitoring tool with the fastest and most comprehensive discovery, and you need the most detailed information about your devices, then UVexplorer is the better choice. If you are looking for a more lightweight and affordable tool, or if you are new to network mapping and monitoring, then Intermapper is a good option.

For most network administrators, UVexplorer is a perfect fit. It is the more powerful and feature-rich tool, and it can scale to meet the needs of even the largest and most complex networks. However, if you are on a tight budget or you do not need the most advanced features, then Intermapper is a good alternative.

Ultimately, the best way to decide which tool is right for you is to try them both out and see which one you prefer.