Network Mapping

Visualize your network and solve problems faster with network mapping software


Live network map created with Intermapper software showing color-coded devices and interconnections

Who has time to manually document all the hardware in your network? With network mapping software, you'll never waste time creating tedious diagrams with Microsoft Excel or Visio.

Set up Intermapper maps to reflect your real-life network. Lay them out on floor plans or Google Earth maps. Customize the icons and background images. Then, rely on live animation to draw your attention to trouble spots. With the visibility you need, troubleshooting network issues is suddenly 10x faster.

Find and Map Core Network Devices—Fast and Easy

Intermapper network mapping software makes it easy to auto-discover devices, then rearrange and personalize the layout to fit your preferences.

Get a visual inventory of network devices faster. Autodiscovery makes it easy to quickly diagram the devices you care about. With a network mapping tool like Intermapper, you can import devices and begin creating maps of your network in minutes, not days or weeks. Whether you want to map your entire network, just an IP address range, or a single subnet, you can— it’s your map. Do it your way.

Capture previously undetected devices, then move them to an active map for ongoing monitoring (NEW in Intermapper 6.1). Autodiscovery eliminates tedious manual mapping and ensures you’ve captured every device in your visual inventory. Alerts can notify you when new devices are discovered so you always have immediate knowledge of what’s connecting to the network.

Get a Live Snapshot of Network Performance

See traffic metrics, strip charts, and live device statuses with Intermapper, a network mapping tool for creating visual network displays.

How’s that router you installed last week performing? Network mapping software can tell you. Live color-coding and animation bring your network to life as it is now, not ten minutes ago, so you can get quick answers to your questions about network health. Just a glance at your Intermapper maps speaks a thousand words. You’ll instantly see:

  • Live device statuses: Icons light up by color to indicate the severity of their status: good (green), warning (yellow), alarm (orange), or down (red), so you know exactly which issues to tackle first.
  • Intuitive animation: When traffic exceeds the thresholds you’ve set, you’ll see animated traffic indicators that make it easy to spot congestion. Traffic above 50% or 90% includes a yellow or orange “halo” behind the link to make high traffic easily visible.
  • Physical connections: See how network equipment is connected so it’s easy to see how one device issue will affect the rest of your network.
  • Traffic metrics: Double click on a device and get a pop-up displaying availability and traffic metrics, updated at the intervals you set.
  • Familiar icons: Based on your preferences, choose from 100s of basic shapes and icons, or import your own, to customize your map exactly to your liking.
  • And more!

"Every job I've been hired for as a Network Administrator has gotten Intermapper on day one. Without it, you're running blind. When there is a problem, Intermapper makes it simple and fast to see where the problem is occuring. It's really an amazingly useful piece of software, and very easy to use."

Jay Duff
Network Administrator
Mannheim School District 83

Map your network with Intermapper.

Personalize to Your Heart's Content

Pick from colors, images, office floorplans, or download your own network map background.

Get a bird's-eye view of your network

Change your map's layout to fit your preferences. Using geographical and physical maps, you can quickly identify the physical location of a problematic device on an office floorplan, campus map, blueprint, Google Earth view… the sky’s the limit!

With just a glance at your maps, you could quickly identify, for instance:

  • Which room the problem server is located in
  • The exact cross streets of an access point that requires attention
  • Which remote office is experiencing network slowdowns

Google Earth Integration

Overlay your IT infrastructure within Google Earth to visualize a geographically distributed network.

Google Earth Integration

Is your network spread across multiple locations? A favorite feature for many Intermapper users is that an Intermapper map can be superimposed on the background of the Google Earth application. This makes it easy for non-technicians to view the network status at every location with an attractive backdrop in the Google Earth window.

With Intermapper’s Google Earth integration:

  • Your network equipment is represented by color-coded icons
  • Links between devices are shown as lines interconnecting the equipment
  • Status windows for each of these items are displayed when you click on them
  • Each Intermapper map is represented as a “Place” in Google Earth

See Layer 2 and 3 Connections

See a listing of your Layer 2 and 3 connections on the network map.

It has always been challenging for network professionals to reliably document where equipment is connected to a switch given the growing use of wireless devices and VLANs. Intermapper combines information gained from Layer 2 and 3 to give you the confidence that your map is accurate.

Intermapper’s Layer 2 module enables easy auto-discovery and connection of devices to the correct switch port, giving you a granular view of your network connections and enabling significant improvements in network management.

With this powerful tool, you can:

  • Understand the impact of changes by maintaining a complete inventory of all equipment
  • Ensure you have full awareness of equipment accessing your network
  • Respond to regulatory requirements and remain compliant with a documented network map

Make Complex Networks Simple with Hierarchical Maps

Hierarchical network maps allow you to drill into a specific office or floor sub-map, or back up into an overarching parent map.

Whether you’re monitoring an extended enterprise network or a small business network, create a personalized network view that gives you the information you need. Sub-maps give users the ability to view the network in varying levels of detail. Create a top-level network map and then create sub-maps by geographic region, state, metropolitan area, or LAN view.

With hierarchical maps, you can:

  • See the most serious condition represented by the icons on your top-level map
  • Drill down from a high-level, overview map of your network to a more localized view
  • Control access to any sub-map via username and password or IP address restrictions
  • Access sub-maps through direct IP connections, VPNs, and a user-selected port of a firewall
  • Host sub-maps on the remote Intermapper server, while still seeing them on the top-level map

View a real-time, living map of your multi-location network

Share It On the Big Screen

Many IT departments want a live visual of the network on the big screen. Intermapper’s live, up-to-date documentation is the perfect way to share the most recent state of network performance with coworkers and others in the company.

When new network employees start, Intermapper maps make it much easier to learn the network topography. Once you have a map set up, you can use it for training, troubleshooting, and more. Easily configurable user permissions make it easy to share or limit map access with those who need it.

Get Started

The best way to increase network visibility is by using a tool to map your network exactly how you want it. Discover how devices connect, drill into performance metrics, and start proactively responding to network issues.