MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Edition

Which edition is the most suitable for my needs?


MG-SOFT MIB Browser Pro is available in five editions. Have you asked yourself which edition of MG-SOFT MIB Browser is most suitable for your particular needs? This page should provide the definitive answer to this question.

In addition to information provided on this page, check also the page describing the main features available in the software and the page with a table that shows differences and compares feature availability in different editions of the software.

MG-SOFT MIB Browser for Windows is available in five editions

MG-SOFT MIB Browser is available
in five editions on four OS platforms:
Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris

 MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Simulator Edition

Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris

This is the most powerful MG-SOFT MIB Browser edition, offering the SNMP Agent Simulator feature, along with all other features available in all other MG-SOFT MIB Browser editions.

MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Simulator Edition lets you create 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).
Note that the SNMP agent simulator feature built into MIB Browser is a scaled-down version of the dedicated MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator product.

You should license MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Simulator Edition if you are involved in any kind of SNMP agent development or testing, if you are an SNMP tutor, or if you wish to work with the ultimate SNMPv3 network management software.
 

 MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Developer's Edition

Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris

Besides the features available in SNMPv1/v2c, SNMPv3 and DOCSIS/DH edition, the software includes Generic SNMP Trace feature.

Generic SNMP Trace window displays the contents of each SNMP message exchanged between MIB Browser and SNMP agents on the network level. SNMP messages are displayed in raw hexadecimal dump format as well as in the decoded, human-readable format. Therefore, the Generic SNMP Trace window is particularly useful for debugging when developing or testing an SNMP agent and for resolving problems when an SNMP agent does not properly respond to MIB Browser queries.

You should license MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional Developer's Edition if you are involved in any kind of SNMP agent development or testing.
 

 MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional DOCSIS/DH Edition

Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris

Along the standard SNMPv3 USM security model, this edition supports also the Diffie-Hellman key exchange security model. With that, DOCSIS-based SNMPv3 agents (i.e., cable modems, cable modem termination systems, set-top boxes, etc.) can be seamlessly contacted and managed. Furthermore, this edition supports also Transport Security Model (TSM) and let you use SNMPv3 over TLS and DTLS (as specified in RFC 6353).

You should license MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional DOCSIS/DH Edition if you are involved in managing networks that include also DOCSIS-based SNMP agents (like those in CATV data networks etc.) or you wish to manage devices that support SNMP over (D)TLS.
 

 MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional SNMPv3 Edition

Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris

Today, when SNMPv3 USM protocol is at the IETF full Internet Standard level, and when more and more SNMP agents supporting SNMPv3/USM protocol are being released, this edition is a suitable choice for many network operators.

You should license this edition of the software if your network does not contain any DOCSIS-based SNMPv3 agents or agents that support SNMP over (D)TLS and if you are not interested in the low level SNMP debugging that is provided by the Generic SNMP Trace feature.
 

 MG-SOFT MIB Browser Professional SNMPv1/v2c Edition

Available for Windows only

This is the basic edition of MG-SOFT MIB Browser, yet still extremely powerful, flexible and user friendly software. This edition supports SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c protocols and is available only for MS Windows platform.

You should obtain a license for this edition of MIB Browser if the network that you manage does not contain any SNMPv3 or DOCSIS/DH devices and your platform is Windows.