Trace Route utility allows tracking the path of a packet from its origination to destination address. It allows the user to trace the track of a particular transmission on the network. When a packet is sent by a system, it adopts a certain path through other servers those rebroadcast a packet to reach its final destination.
For Secure Bytes trace route utility, all the user has to do is to provide a host name or IP address of the target. Secure Bytes Trace Route will automatically trace, track and display the IP address, DNS name, response time, city and country of each hop in seconds. This will exactly determine the path which the transmission took to reach to a particular target.
If end user is under attack, it helps end user in identifying where the attack is coming from. It is extremely important for a network administrator and IT control professionals to track paths of traffic coming on to their network in order to identify any suspicious activity. It is also extremely critical to trace route the path of packets in order to minimize the chances of packet filtering. All intermediate systems a message passes over the network to give a clear picture of how systems are connected to each other
Trace route is really helpful in identifying the root cause of delay in network connections and response time. It spots problem areas in a connection. User may print the results of the trace route for future reference.