Q: What can I do with Unicorn?
A: Unicorn comprises many features.
Network administrators: Diagnose network faults,
detect the PC infected virus, monitor network traffic, analyze
network protocols, and detect network vulnerability.
Company IT administrators: Monitor the overall
network health and infrastructure health, and view the
statistics and reports.
Security managers: Monitor all network
activities to detect any violations of the company security
policy with forensic analysis.
Consultants: Analyze network troubleshoots, solve
network problems for customers, and optimize network capability.
Network application developers: Debug network
applications, optimize program capability, test the content
sent/received, and examine network protocols.
Q: Can I build my own traffic filter?
A: Yes, in Unicorn, setting up a set of rules can help you
filter the traffic you are interested in. The filters help user
to speed up analyzing and displaying packets, enabling you to
focus on what you are really interested in.
Q: Can Unicorn monitor the traffic utilization in the network?
A: Yes. Unicorn provides users with detailed network
statistics information of the overall network or each network
segment, traffic utilization status, top talkers, congestion,
MAC/IP address or protocol, bitrate, and TCP transaction
Q: Our LAN is connected with a hub, but I can only detect my own
A: Generally, if a NIC supports promiscuous mode it can work
well with Unicorn, a possible reason is your hub actually acts
as a switch though labeled as a hub (e.g. Linksys hubs). Another
possible reason is you are using a multi-speed hub, in which
case you can't see the traffic from the stations
operating at the speed that is different from your NIC's speed
(e.g. if you have a 10 Mbit NIC, you can't see the traffic
generated by 100 Mbit NICs).
Q: How to configure port mirroring?
A: Please read your switch's manual or visit its website to
learn how to setup port mirroring. Or you may ask their
technicians for help.
Q: Does Ax3soft Unicorn enable me as a network administrator to
easily see who is listening to the radio and downloading music
A: Yes. The standard ports for media protocols are: RTSP - port
554, PNM - port 7070 (also known as PNA port), MMS - port 1755.
By setting port rules using Simple Filter you can easily find
out who is visiting media resources; to monitor the downloads of
media files (e.g. .rm), you can set a URL filter for HTTP
analysis by using Advanced Filter.
Q: Can I export packets captured and log in different
A: Yes. Unicorn can export packets in many formats, and
export log in many file and image formats. Please check the
relative section to get the details.