Zoom In And Out With Our Network Telescope

Visualize the network connectivity of your address space interactively


Improved understanding of network structure for better network planning.

TCPWave provides a comprehensive view of your Layer 3 network's address space layout across on-premises, edge, and cloud infrastructures, enabling you to understand the network's structure in detail. The TCPWave network hierarchy diagram is an intuitive and powerful tool that facilitates interactive graphical representation of the network's address space. It simplifies the visualization of the network's structure from top-level organization to individual devices and components. The hierarchical network model is an essential tool for designing a reliable network infrastructure, simplifying the complex network design process into smaller and more manageable areas. Regardless of the network's size or requirements, following good, structured engineering principles is crucial for successful network design implementation.

Address Space

  • Organize address spaces hierarchically to map and allocate them accurately with Regional Internet Registries (RIR) for efficient management.

Address Blocks

  • These are subdivisions of address space, and they represent a smaller range of IP addresses. Address blocks are used to allocate IP addresses to specific devices or parts of the network.


  • A network is a collection of devices that are connected together and can communicate with each other. Networks are typically defined by their IP address range.


  • A subnet is a smaller subdivision of a network and represents a smaller range of IP addresses. Subnets are used to segment networks and to improve network performance and security.


  • Objects are the individual devices or components that make up the network. They can include routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and other network devices.

The TCPWave's network hierarchy starts with the organization, followed by address space, address blocks, networks, subnets, and objects. Each level of the hierarchy is represented by a node, and clicking on a node expands it to reveal its sub-nodes. For example, if you double-click on an organization node, the diagram expands to display a list of address space, address blocks, and networks grouped by the netmask. Double-clicking on a network node expands it to show a list of subnets, also grouped by the netmask. Finally, double-clicking on a subnet node displays a list of objects. The Network Hierarchy Interface offers the advantage of performing various operations via context menu options, such as adding and editing address space, address block, network at their corresponding hierarchy levels. 

By using the TCPWave network hierarchy diagram, you can gain a better understanding of the structure and topology of your network. This can be especially useful when troubleshooting network issues or planning changes to your network infrastructure. Additionally, if the "Enable discovery" checkbox is enabled, the object level in the diagram will be changed to nested components, including routers, switches, VRFs, firewalls, subnets, VLANs, and devices. This allows you to drill down even further into the details of your network and gain a more granular view of its structure and components


In summary, the TCPWave network hierarchy diagram is a powerful and versatile tool that can help you to better understand and manage your network. Its intuitive interface and hierarchical structure make it easy to use and navigate, while its advanced features allow you to dig deeper into the details of your network when necessary.