MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Edition

Product history


This page provides information about the major new features introduced in the latest as well as in the past releases of MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Edition.

What's New in MIB Browser 2016 Pro., Version 14

 Support for the current operating system versions.
MIB Browser as well as other bundled applications (MIB Compiler, MIB Builder and MIB Explorer) have been tested to successfully install and run also on the latest Microsoft Windows operating system - Windows 10.

MIB Browser and MIB Compiler are now also supported on the recent Mac OS X operqting systems (up to Mac OS X v10.11.x El Capitan) and Linux operating systems.

 Transport Security Model (TSM) with TLS and DTLS secure transports.
Besides the standard SNMPv3 User-based Security Model (USM), MG-SOFT MIB Browser now implements also the Transport Security Model (TSM), and supports SNMPv3 over TLS and SNMPv3 over DTLS protocol, as specified in RFC 6353. All retrieval and modification operations supported by MIB Browser can now be performed also by using SNMP over (D)TLS. (D)TLS provides authentication, data integrity, and privacy at the transport layer by establishing a secure "tunnel" between two SNMP entities, over which SNMP messages are exchanged. SNMP over (D)TLS enables leveraging the organization's existing X.509 public key infrastructure for SNMP management and can be configured to employ stronger security than SNMPv3 USM.
 SNMP over TCP.
In addition to connectionless UDP transport protocol, MIB Browser now supports performing all SNMP operations also over connection- oriented TCP transport that ensures reliable data delivery, automatically handling packet retransmissions, reordering and errors on the transport level. One can now use TCP transport with all supported versions of the SNMP protocol (SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3 USM, and SNMPv3 TSM (via TLS)). Using SNMP over TCP may be more efficient than SNMP over UDP, especially when transferring bulk data using large SNMP packets.
 DPI-aware GUI for best user experience on modern displays (UHD/4K-ready).
MIB Browser and all bundled applications (Visual MIB Builder, MIB Explorer, MIB Compiler) are now "aware" of the system display DPI settings (on Windows and Mac OS) and automatically scale the size of their GUI components (dialogs, buttons, icons) and text accordingly to achieve the best visibility and usability also on today's high pixel density (HiDPI) displays.
 MIB tree node colors reflect the node access type.
By default, MIB tree node names are now colored according to the node access/max.access value defined in the MIB (e.g. read-only, read-write, read-create, not-accessible,...). This way, you can tell at a glance which nodes (i.e., corresponding MIB object instances) are writable, creatable, not accessible, etc., without having to examine the detailed node properties to obtain this information. Node access colors can be adjusted to your taste in the program preferences.
 Enhanced documentation.
Updated and enhanced user manuals and help files with numerous hints and usage examples will help you get the most from MG-SOFT's MIB Browser Pro. and other MG-SOFT applications.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser 2013 Pro., Version 13

 Support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
MIB Browser as well as other bundled applications (MIB Compiler, MIB Builder and MIB Explorer) now successfully install and run also on Microsoft's latest Windows operating systems - Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
 Native 32-bit and 64-bit application builds.
In addition to the 32-bit (x86) version, MIB Browser is now available also in 64-bit (x86_64) version, which runs natively on 64-bit operating systems that allow addressing significantly more memory.
 Enhanced internationalization with Unicode support (UTF-8 encoding).
All files produced by MIB Browser are now in XML format and support Unicode characters. Unicode character set is universally supported throughout the application, i.e., in the MIB Browser GUI, internal setting files, and files that can be saved and opened in MIB Browser (e.g., agent snapshot files, agent profiles files, multiple operations files, multiple variable bindings files, trap ringer files, generic SNMP trace files, etc.).
 Live Search incremental searching and filtering facility.
The Live Search (search-as-you-type) feature is available in a number of MIB Browser windows, e.g., in the main window - MIB tab, Trap Ringer Console window, Generic SNMP Trace window, Discovery window, etc. Finding, for example, a desired MIB module or a specific Trap type in a large list has never been so quick and easy. Just type a few characters from the MIB or Trap name into the Live Search box and the software will automatically search for and display only those items that contain the entered characters, actively filtering also all new items (e.g., newly received SNMP notifications, etc.). The Live Search tool will increase your productivity and user experience by letting you complete your daily tasks in a more effective and convenient manner.
 Command line interface (CLI) for performing SNMP querying operations.
A convenient command line interface is now embedded into the MIB Browser main window. It lets you effortlessly retrieve the desired information from any SNMP device by entering the SNMP operation type and requested OID (e.g., "get sysUpTime.0" or "get 1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0") into the CLI input line. Any type of querying operation (Get, GetNext, GetBulk, Walk) can be used on any OID implemented in remote SNMP agents, without the need to have the MIB module(s) that describe the respective OIDs. Furthermore, sending SNMP requests containing multiple variable bindings is also supported and recently used commands can be easily re-used by selecting them from the history list.
 Significantly improved Performance Graph functionality.
Any number of Performance Graph windows can now be open concurrently, each plotting one or more SNMP variables retrieved from one or more SNMP agents in real-time. Configuring a multi-variable graph is now a breeze: you can simply drag&drop desired nodes from the main window (MIB Tree) to a Performance Graph window. When adding columnar objects, you can quickly select multiple (or all) instances from the pop-up dialog to monitor these variables on the same graph.
 Redesigned and enhanced Remote SNMP Agents Discovery window.
It now supports discovering devices in any IP range (e.g., larger than a Class-C IP range). The Discovery window also includes the new Search and Print features and a detailed discovery log. You can now easily scan your entire network to discover devices that support SNMP and then, with a single command, create the corresponding SNMP agent profiles for accessing all of these devices.
 Resolving PhysAddress TC hardware vendor code.
MIB Browser displays a human-readable vendor name instead of hardware code wherever the PhysAddress TC is used (e.g. in 'ifTable'), etc.
 Significantly extended collection of standard MIB files.
MIB Browser now ships with significantly extended collection of 335 standard MIB files, which we extracted from RFC documents, up to the most recent RFC document at the time of publishing, RFC-6780.
 Enhanced documentation.
Updated and enhanced user manuals and help files with numerous hints and usage examples will help you get the most from MG-SOFT's MIB Browser Pro. and other MG-SOFT applications.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser 2010 Pro., Version 12

 Support for Microsoft Windows 7.
MIB Browser as well as other bundled applications (MIB Compiler, MIB Builder, MIB Explorer and MIB Update) now successfully install and run also on the latest Microsoft's operating system - Windows 7.
 SNMP agent simulator.
MIB Browser Professional Simulator Edition lets you take a snapshot of an SNMP agent on the network and then simulate this agent on the computer where MIB Browser runs. Simulating means that MIB Browser runs a separate process, which listens for SNMP queries on a selected network interface and port and responds to SNMP queries, returning exactly the same OIDs and values as the "real" SNMP agent did at the time of taking its snapshot. Furthermore, the OIDs, their syntaxes and values in agent snapshot files can be edited. This way, SNMP agent developers can effectively simulate an SNMP agent even before developing one.
 Performing multiple operations.
The new Multiple Operations window mimics scripting in a sense that you can add any number of SNMP operations to it (Get, GetNext, Set, Trap, etc.), each containing one or more variable bindings, and then start executing these operations against a specified SNMP agent with a single click of a button. The entire list of SNMP operations and variable bindings can be saved to an XML file for later use. This feature can significantly speed up repetitive tasks, like configuring or testing SNMP agents, etc.
 Displaying SNMP statistics.
The software now automatically collects its SNMP traffic and performance statistics, i.e., the number of SNMP packets received and sent by MIB Browsers since its startup, the number of requested and returned OIDs, the number of received and sent octets in SNMP PDUs, the number of sent SNMP Get, GetNext, GetBulk and Set requests and the number of received SNMP Response messages, etc. For each statistical variable, the SNMP Statistics window displays the total, delta and average values as well as the peak values.
 Save SNMP Traps and Informs to a file.
The received SNMP Trap and Inform notification messages displayed in the SNMP Trap Ringer Console can now be saved to a file (either all or only selected notifications). Saved notifications can later be loaded into a separate tab in the SNMP Trap Ringer Console for review or into the Multiple Variable Bindings or the Multiple Operations window in order to send captured SNMP notifications to the network.
 Using XML files.
All files produced by MIB Browser (e.g., agent profiles file, agent snapshot file, generic trace file, etc), are now in XML file format. To ensure backward compatibility, previous file formats can still be loaded and used in the latest version of MIB Browser. Even Visual MIB Builder application now stores built MIB modules in MIB Builder XML file format (.BUIX).
 Enhanced documentation.
Updated and enhanced user manuals and help files with numerous hints and usage examples will help you get the most from MG-SOFT's MIB Browser Pro. and other MG-SOFT applications.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser Pro., Version 11

 Full support for Windows Vista.
MIB Browser as well as other MG-SOFT applications that install with MIB Browser (MIB Compiler, MIB Builder, MIB Explorer and MIB Update) now successfully run also on MS Windows Vista operating system, properly supporting Vista User Account Control feature.
 Applications can be run by regular users.
MIB Browser, MIB Compiler, MIB Builder, MIB Explorer and MIB Update applications have been redesigned so they can be successfuly used also under regular (limited) user accounts on NT-based Windows platforms.
 Modern visual theme and enhanced visual appearance.
By default, MIB Browser, MIB Compiler, MIB Builder and MIB Explorer graphical user interfaces display the Modern visual theme (a set of bitmaps for GUI components such as toolbar buttons, MIB tree icons, menus, etc., that affect the appearance of the application). Compared to Classic theme, Modern visual theme uses a higher number of colors (potentially up to 16,7 million colors). Additionally, on Windows Vista users can select between the Classic and Modern MIB tree and list style in order to experience either Windows classic or native Vista GUI look and feel in MIB Browser.
 Checking for updates.
MIB Browser can automatically check for program updates in regular intervals and offer you the option to download the new version of the software when it becomes available. This way, you can always stay up to date with the latest release of the software.
 Enhanced SNMP agent profile management.
The SNMP Agent Profiles window now provides also information about the status of SNMP agents (Up, Down, Error) for which the profiles exist. This feature lets you tell at a glance which SNMP agent is currently responding to SNMP queries and which not. Furthermore, SNMP agent profiles can also be saved to and imported from a file, so you can quickly and easily transfer SNMP agent access information from one computer running MIB Browser to another.
 Improved SNMPv3 USM user configuration management.
MIB Browser feature for managing SNMPv3 USM users on remote SNMPv3 agents have been improved to allow user cloning and user activation being done separately and thus ensure a broader compatibility with different SNMPv3 agent implementations.
 Configurable date and time formatting.
MIB Browser now lets you fully customize the long and short date and time formatting parameters that will be used throughout the application for displaying and logging the date and time.
 Support for INET-ADDRESS-MIB value formatting.
MIB Browser now supports interpreting and formatting retrieved values of SNMP variables that use InetAddress syntax according to value of the relevant InetAddressType object.
 Enhanced documentation.
Significantly updated and enhanced user manuals and help files with numerous hints and usage examples will help you get the most from MG-SOFT's MIB Browser Pro. and other MG-SOFT applications.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser Pro., Version 10

 SNMP agent profiles.
To facilitate managing different SNMP agents, MIB Browser now lets you configure and use SNMP agent profiles. Each profile stores all parameters required for accessing and managing a particular SNMP agent on the network.
 Managing SNMPv3 USM user configuration on remote SNMP agents.
MIB Browser provides a convenient and user-friendly interface for managing SNMPv3 USM users on remote SNMPv3 agents. The USM user management operations include 'cloning' SNMPv3 USM users, changing their secret authentication and privacy keys, as well as enabling, disabling and deleting USM users.
 SNMP agent snapshots.
MIB Browser incorporates a new window for taking and viewing SNMP agent snapshots. An agent snapshot is a MIB tree-like presentation of MIB objects and MIB object instances including the syntax and values of object instances as retrieved from an SNMP agent at the given time by means of the Walk operation.
 Enhanced functionality of the Compare Agent Snapshots window.
This window now lets you specify what object instances implemented in SNMP agents you want to compare. Furthermore, it lets you save the entire comparison configuration as a session for future use.
 Improved SNMP Trap Ringer Console.
Improved SNMP Trap Ringer Console window design and layout contributes to increased SNMP Trap processing and displaying performance and provides a better overview of received SNMP Trap and Inform notification messages.
 Productivity enhancement features in the Remote SNMP Agent Discovery window.
Now, this window lets you select multiple discovered SNMP agents and start monitoring all of them in Info windows or create SNMP agent profiles for all discovered SNMP agents with a single command. Additionally, the window lets you take SNMP agent snapshots of multiple SNMP agents or select two SNMP agents and compare them in the Compare SNMP Agent Snapshots window.
 Diffie-Hellman key generator.
This new utility lets you generate the manager random and public numbers that can be used for performing the Diffie-Hellman key ignition operation when accessing DOCSIS-based SNMPv3 agents.
 Enhanced documentation.
Significantly updated and enhanced User Manual with numerous hints and usage examples will help you get the most from MG-SOFT's MIB Browser Professional Edition.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser Pro., Version 9

 Selectable binding interface.
On computers with two or more network cards, the user can select which network card (interface) should be used by MIB Browser for sending out SNMP requests.
 Support for the IPv6 protocol (Internet Protocol Version 6).
MIB Browser can now perform all SNMP operations also over IPv6 networks.
 Comparing SNMP agent snapshots.
MIB Browser lets you compare two SNMP agent snapshots side-by-side, showing all implemented object instances including their syntax and value. Snapshots can be taken either from two different SNMP agents or from one SNMP agent at different times.
 SNMP Table 'editor'.
The SNMP Table View window now lets the user modify values of writable SNMP table object instances, and send the updated values to the agent, all at once.
 Add Row feature.
In the SNMP Table View window the user can now perform SNMP Add Row operation in a straightforward manner.
 Support for the CFB-AES-128 privacy protocol.
The standard User-based Security Model implemented in MIB Browser is now enhanced with strong 128-bit CFB-AES protocol.
 Enhanced functionality of the Generic SNMP Trace window.
The window can now be configured to trace SNMP requests sent from any MIB Browser's window, trace received responses to sent SNMP requests as well as trace received SNMP Trap and Inform notification messages. Besides, the window now contains significantly enhanced viewer of captured packets which makes displayed SNMP messages even easier to understand.
 Enhanced printing capabilities.
MIB Browser can now generate printout reports from various windows.
 Enhanced documentation.
Significantly updated and enhanced User Manual with many tips and usage examples.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.

What's New in MIB Browser Pro., Version 8

 Generic SNMP Trace function.
Generic SNMP Trace window displays SNMP messages exchanged between MIB Browser and an SNMP agent. SNMP messages are displayed in hexadecimal and in the decoded, human-readable format. Therefore, the Generic SNMP Trace window is particularly useful for debugging and resolving problems when MIB Browser cannot properly query an SNMP agent.
 Support for DOCSIS/Diffie-Hellman keys.
Diffie-Hellman key exchange method for managing DOCSIS based SNMPv3 agents, like Cable Modems, Cable Modem Termination Systems, Set-top boxes etc.
 SNMP agent scan.
SNMP agent scanning for discovering MIB modules implemented in a particular SNMP agent.
 Improcved SNMP table polling algorithms.
More efficient SNMP table polling algorithm for a faster query of SNMP tables in the Table View window.
 Enhanced documentation.
User Manual with detailed descriptions of main features, guidelines for performing main operations and numerous useful examples.
 Besides the above listed features, a number of minor improvements have been implemented in included applications, and all known problems occurring in older versions have been fixed for this release.