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Monitor your network with ease.

Designed by Scandinavians, this free software makes network administration feel like flying.


If something in the network goes down, NAV alerts you via your dashboard, email or SMS.


Devices added to the NAV database can be visualized in several interactive network maps.


NAV gives you VLAN graphs, link loads and customizable reports for your equipment.


Use NAV to monitor your inventory and configure network equipment, such as switches.

About NAV

NAV (Network Administration Visualized) is a free software program to monitor networks, developed by Sikt - Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research, and used by universities and corporations around the world.

Customizable dashboard
Extensive statistical overviews
Configuration on the fly
Full traceability of users and equipment
Device and vendor agnostic

Screenshots of NAV

Download NAV

NAV is freely available under the GNU GPL license and can run on any UNIX machine that supports Apache and Python*

The latest version is 5.10.2. Choose between our installation alternatives.

Quick start

A pre-packaged Virtual Appliance in OVF format. Typically used for evaluation/testing.

Debian package

Takes care of all dependencies and is currently the most comprehensive. Requires Debian.

Source code

Build NAV from source. If you want NAV for a production environment, this is the way to go.

(*) Looking for older releases? Have a look in our release archive

Take a tour

Who uses NAV?

Read about our selected users, or view the list of known NAV users.

Universities and research institutions

The NAV user-base in Norway covers 94 percent of the universities in addition to several foreign educational institutions.

  • NTNU Trondheim, Norway
  • UiT Tromsø, Norway
  • UiA Kristiansand, Norway
  • UiO Oslo, Norway

Commercial enterprises

NAV is used by commercial actors from different industries, ranging from telecommunications to health care.