Created on 2005-07-11 by Rainer Gerhards.
AliveMon is free - to a certain degree. Some people expect every
software to be free, some others are deeply concerned when they come across a
free software. With AliveMon, Adiscon
hopes to provide a good balance between the need to fund the development and the
ability to contrinute to the computing community.
With AliveMon, you can monitor a single system (server, router or
whatever) totally free. This should enable most private persons and even
small businesses to use the tool without any cost. We think, however, that those
who purchased or rented multiple servers should also contribute a little to
funding the development. We offer very reasonable prices. And we also allow you
to tailor your license purchase very precisely to what you
So the tool is not 100% free for all purposes, but in many cases, you do not
need to spend any money. Now, does this mean you have to endure
spyware or other evil
software? No! Not the least. Adiscon is in business since 1988 and is a
well-respected company. We are trying hard to deliver good value and service to
our customers. It is our firm policy that we will never bundle any non-Adiscon
software with our products and it is also our firm policy that we will never
create spyware (or similar malware) ourselfs. So with Adiscon, you can be
assured that you only install what you intend to install.
We hope the compromise between providing a totally free solution and the
need to fund development is a good one for you. If you have any feedback on this
policy, please let us know.