Simple to use
A red, orange, or green light is displayed next to the names of your chosen hosts immediatly indicates status:
Have an email sent to you when a (given) host come up or goes down.
The tolerance before a warning email is sent is user-specifiable (for example, allow 3 failures before emailing you)
A chosen or default sound plays for
any hosts YOU CHOOSE to use sound when they are red:
Easy to configure
A dedicated program, PMConfig, allows you to list your hosts and resolve to IPs
and change all the settings.
PM uses IPs rather than real hostnames as this allows you to use
FRIENDLY names on the program interface - for example, "Firewall"
is easier to read and identify than "192.168.92.32":
When a host is green you can click the button to see its round trip time (time the ping request took to respond).
When it is red you can see the reason WHY the ping was returned - subnet not available, request timed out, bad address, etc.
You can specify the useful ICMP options - time out and packet size:
The program has help built-in, and lets you post a support call via email
or to the forum directly from the program interface.
You can not only resolve host names during configuration time
but specify that these host names must be resolved dynamically at startup and periodically.