NetResident - Network Content Monitoring Tool

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System Requirements
What Network Content NetResident Can Analyze
What’s New in NetResident 3.0
NetResident Architecture
Deploying the Application
Before You Begin: Network Visibility
Step 1: Deploying the NetResident Service and Console
Step 2: Deploying NetResident Agents
Ensuring Connectivity Between the System Components
Tips and Tricks
Setting Up the Database
Step 1: Creating a New Database and Configuration File
Step 2: Selecting an SQL Server
Step 3: Selecting a Database Location and Name
Step 4: Setting Database Access Token
Step 5: Summary
Working with NetResident
Understanding the Difference Between the Display and Capture Filters
Remote Connections
Adding Exceptions to NetResident Agents
Manual SQL Server Installation
Analyzing Imported Capture Files
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Step 2: Deploying NetResident Agents

This is an optional step that is required if you want to monitor encrypted communications and/or if it is impossible for the NetResident service to “see” all traffic on your LAN for some reason (e.g., multiple LAN segment, missing “port mirroring” feature in the LAN switches, etc.)

If you have decided to deploy agents, you must run the setup on each machine on which you want to monitor network traffic and select the specific component, namely NetResident Agent, during setup, as illustrated below:


On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter the data necessary to connect to the NetResident service.


The address field must be used to provide the agent with the IPv4 or IPv6 address or hostname of the computer on which the NetResident service has been previously installed, as the agents must “know” the address to which they would connect and send collected data. If you are not sure about the IP address or the hostname of the computer running the NetResident service, execute the ipconfig /all command on that computer to find this information. In the master password field, you should provide the password that you previously chose when you installed the NetResident service.