Network monitoring involves monitoring a computer network using hardware or software to both maintain network speed and health. The monitoring system scans a computer network for potential problems, usage and performance. A network administrator, or IT service provider is then notified of aspects which require attention.
Network monitoring is an important business strategy in ensuring employee productivity, in addition to reducing operating IT costs. Monitoring identifies issues such as low drive space, virus infection, and deteriorating hardware. If Network monitoring is not undertaken, IT systems have a higher chance of failure, leading to business downtime, and costs involved in regaining business operations. Proactive IT maintenance is generally a more cost effective solution than reactive troubleshooting.
Key Benefits of Network Monitoring
Reliability: Network monitoring keeps track of important applications and software, it provides notification of potential problems before they have an impact on business operations.
Performance: Monitoring helps maintain both the speed and reliability of your network. This ensured maximum workplace efficiency.
Capacity: IT resources can be balanced and allocated in the most effective way.
Troubleshooting: Though prevention of problems before they occur, in addition network monitoring assists with troubleshooting in the unfortunate event of IT issues.
Track trends: Peak usage times and departments can be observed to allocate network resources in a more effective way.
SLA’s: Reports and statistics may be necessary to meet both internal and external stakeholder SLA’s.
Save money: Reduce downtime and maximise workplace output