Total network visibility is critical given today’s network-driven businesses. Anything less can have costly bottom-line implications. Your remote network monitoring software should provide complete network visibility to assure that the highest levels of business service quality are achieved.
To increase productivity and responsiveness, IT professionals frequently need to access servers, workstations and mobile devices securely, quickly and without impacting the productivity of users. Your remote network monitoring software should verify network connectivity to devices and application services, revealing accessibility and network latency. It should automatically discover network interfaces, monitor interface traffic and calculate bandwidth utilization.
If you aren’t monitoring your networks remotely, how do you find out when there are problems? The number of users that run into a problem on critical systems increases exponentially with time. Early warning allows for user notification and redundancy measures. Automatic resolution potentially eliminates any user downtime.
What kinds of questions would you like to have answered proactively? How about:
- Which devices are executing the most CPU instructions on average this month and how does that compare to last month?
- Which devices have the least disk space left and how fast is the amount of free disk declining?
- Which devices transfer the most data over the network during a day, week or month?
Remote Network Monitoring: Proactively View All Aspects of Network Connected Devices
Performance Monitoring – network bandwidth, CPU, disk and memory utilization. On Windows platforms, both Windows performance registry counters and WMI queries should be available.
File and Directory Monitoring – how many files there are in each directory, if the total content of a directory is growing or if new files are being added on a schedule.
Log Monitoring – should trigger notifications and other actions when a log message is encountered that matches a pre-defined filter. Windows event log, Linux/Unix syslog and text log files should be supported.
Database Monitoring – should include support for monitoring Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and a generic ODBC monitor for use with other DBMS. All of the monitors should perform SQL queries as well as additional performance network monitoring specific to each DBMS.
SNMP Trap Monitor – should have advanced filtering capabilities and alarm conditions setup to respond to specific properties of the received trap. An SNMP query monitor should poll specified OIDs, perform a simple calculation, and compare the result with a specified value.
Mail Quality of Service Monitor – makes it possible to test the ability of a mail server to send and receive mail. Statistics about round trip time, time to send and login time should be stored and reported.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your remote networking monitoring dashboard could deliver all of that information in real time? How much easier would your job be?
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