Network Monitoring Tools
Network Monitoring Tools Overview
What are Network Monitoring Tools?
Network Monitoring Tools are the activities, methods, procedures, and tools utilized in the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems.
Network monitoring tools continuously monitor a network for problems such as slow or failing components (caused by overloaded and/or crashed servers, network connections or other devices), and will alert the network administrator in case of severe slowdowns or outages. Commonly measured metrics include response time, availability and uptime, consistency and reliability.
Network monitoring systems are typically employed on large scale corporate IT networks.
Components of Network Monitoring
Network Operation keeps the network running. It monitors the network to find and identify any problems as soon as possible, and ideally before users are even aware or affected by those problems.
Network Administration is a broad area of network management that tracks and assigns resources within the network.
Network Maintenance involves monitoring, repairing and upgrading the hardware and software that make up a network.
Network Provisioning activities ensure certain services are supported within the network, monitors access rights and privileges for security, and configures network resources to support various services (usually related to telecommunication protocols and devices).
There is a very broad range of options available, from low end, free or open-source systems, to higher end enterprise platforms that can be quite expensive. Many higher-end systems are close to $10,000 for the first year of use, and some are considerably more.
Network Monitoring Products
Intermapper is a network mapping and monitoring software that is designed to help IT and network administrators stay ahead of network outages. With Intermapper, users can monitor all of their physical and virtual equipment with an IP address. From traditional routers and switches to wireless...
Solarwinds RMM product is based on technology acquired from LogicNow in 2016, combining MAXfocus, MAX Remote Management, and GFI MAX, into a single MSP.
CA Unified Infrastructure Management is a system monitoring offering from CA Technologies.
Pulseway is an IT management solution that enables users to monitor, manage and control all their IT systems from a smartphone, tablet or browser. The Mobile App and Web App gives users complete control over all of their systems. Users can receive instant alerts when something goes wrong and react...
Netwrix Auditor is designed to enable auditing of the broadest variety of IT systems, including Active Directory, Exchange, file servers, SharePoint, SQL Server, VMware and Windows Server. It also supports monitoring of privileged user activity in all other systems. According to the vendor,...
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution is that company's option... for LAN management.
SecureLink is a platform for remote support in regulated industries. Enterprise software vendors use SecureLink to deliver remote support and services. Hospitals, banks, casinos and other regulated entities use SecureLink to authenticate, control and audit remote access for their vendors,...
NetVizura’s NetFlow Analyzer is designed to help network admins with network traffic monitoring, analysis and reporting. The vendor says their solution enables users to do the following: Monitor network bandwidth on routers and interfacesMonitor custom traffic on IP subnets and IP subnets...
LiveAction is a network management platform from the company of the same name in Santa Clara, California.
CA Spectrum is network and IT infrastructure management software, from CA Technologies.
Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager) is a network management platform acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
Riverbed OPNET Network Modeler, from San Francisco based Riverbed Technology, is network optimization technology.
Rocket® Servergraph® solutions are designed to make it easy to understand what's happening in a backup environment. Users can automate daily backups and get prioritized real-time alerts, and get insight into heterogeneous backup environments from a single view.The vendor’s value proposition is that...
NinjaRMM in San Francisco offers a security oriented remote monitoring and management platform, for managing endpoints and also network infrastructure for threats, network health, or other potential sources of disruption.
TruePath's Line Monitoring Software (LMS) is a cloud-based platform comprising: - Easy to use monitoring software - Customer centric graphs and reports (with data warehousing) - Built-in web portal for end customers
IBM's Netcool is a network management offering, belonging to IBM since the acquisition of Micromuse (the original developer of Netcool) in 2006.
CA eHealth is a network management offering from CA Technologies.