About PowerSNMP for .NET

Create custom SNMP Manager, Trap and Agent applications for monitoring and controlling network devices.

PowerSNMP for .NET includes Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) components that seamlessly integrate threaded communications, security, and encoding/decoding so you can quickly develop custom SNMP applications. This development tool requires fewer resources, provides more flexibility, and elicits code that is easy to re-use and maintain.

PowerSNMP for .NET Features

Manage network devices and remote information

  • Manager component receives and decodes Trap and Inform messages.
  • Enhanced with .NET asynchronous task support for requesting and retrieving management information from Agents.
  • Superior scaling in high-throughput environments.
  • Discover agents and query their information base (variables).
  • Get an entire table with a single method (supports sparse tables).
  • Communicate with agents in parallel (on multiple threads) or serially (on a single thread).
  • Send Inform messages to other managers.

Respond to SNMP requests and send notifications

  • Agent component receives, decodes and responds to Get, GetBulk, Set requests.
  • Create and send Trap and Inform messages.
  • Create default responses from requests or build your own.
  • Automatically updates agent variables and tables.

Use standard and custom MIBs

  • Load and parse MIB files at design-time or run-time.
  • MibNode definitions use OIDs to associate MIB file definitions with variable IIDs found in PDUs.
  • Intrinsic support provided for standard SNMPv2 SMI MIBs.
  • TreeView can be populated with parsed MIBs for easy viewing.

Comprehensive Security

  • Security class provides seamless SNMPv3 integration.
  • MD5, SHA authentication support.
  • DES, Triple DES, AES128, AES192, AES256 encryption support.


  • Compatible with CISCO, MG-Soft , NET-SNMP and other SNMP software.
  • Compatible with FIPS 140-2 standards.
  • Complies with SNMP RFCs for version 1 (1155, 1156, 1157, 1212, 1213, 1215, 2863, 3418), version 2 (1901, 1907, 1908, 3416, 3417), and version 3 (3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3417, 3418, 3584, 3826, 5343).