Hardware Network Analyzer
Readers saluted Network Associates' Sniffer Distributed by designating the solution Best Hardware Network Analyzer with more than 300 votes, citing its dependability, functionality, and value. Reader Alonzo McCaulley said he voted for Sniffer Distributed because of its "multiple modes of operation, filtering, and ease of use."

Software Protocol Analyzer
"You get more for your money." That's one reason readers gave for designating Network Instruments' Observer Suite Best Software Protocol Analyzer.

Network Layout and Design
If you want a sophisticated network layout and design tool that's easy to use, our readers say you need Microsoft Visio Professional 2002.