Network Probe can be set up to start a program when a alarm is triggered. The program can be started with any given parameters. Variables from the triggered alarm such as the ip address or protocol can be added as parameters to the program. Frequently used program actions can be added to the action library and later added to alarms from a drop-down box.
Because of security reasons, programs to be started by Network Probe alarm actions must be located in the "programActions" folder within the Network Probe folder. In addition, the programs must be executable by the operating system Network Probe is running under. Programs to be started can also be batch files and shell scripts.