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Automatic Network Monitoring Process Every day and every second, the system administrator gets tons of information on the network operation, network devices’ operation, and messages from users; he sets dozens of challenges, which must help to avoid the existing and possible problems in the future. Often, it is rather difficult to cope with all huge amount of data. In this situation, the natural desire appears: the system administrator needs to systematize the gathered flow of information, in order to make it easier to analyze it and make decisions according to it. If he takes into account only nonthreatening problems, ignoring other data, it can lead to more serious problems. Everyone knows that even minor data loss or one of the company's systems downtime can lead to clients' loyalty loss and then eventually the company can lose the client himself. Register For Dev... (more)

Network Inventory Methods

A company's managers have to be aware of what hardware and software is on hand, where it is situated, know its quantity, and what is necessary to increase the employees' effectiveness and the whole network's stability. If the managers or system administrators do not have such information, it can lead to certain problems. First of all, it can be the cause of huge expenses on unnecessary software that is never used. Secondly, without inventory database, the system administrator can miss the date of antivirus software updates or hardware upgrades that can be dangerous for network sa... (more)

Network Monitoring Program: Pay or not to Pay?

Today you can find a lot of programs that help system administrators to perform the company's local network monitoring process. There are both commercial (all of them have different functionality and therefore different price) and free software among them. Some managers ask: why do they need to buy the software if a company can save money and use the free one? What is the difference between the commercial and free network monitoring programs? Does using the free software really help to cut down the company's expenses? 1. The functionality of commercial network monitoring programs ... (more)

How to Choose the Best Inventory Tracking Software

It has been said a lot about the necessity of using the inventory tracking software on networks of any size and in any organization. Firstly, because it helps to improve employees' effectiveness. Secondly, it allows reducing the company's expenses on software and hardware. Thirdly, using this kind of program, you are able to keep your hardware and software up-to-date, which is extremely important nowadays. And finally, the inventory tracking program allows the system administrator and head manager to avoid problems that are connected with using unlicensed or cracked software by t... (more)

Network Monitoring Helps Improve LAN Reliability

Most network monitoring programs are based on periodic automatic testing of the efficiency of particular services, ports, and protocols. The most widespread method is sending particular ICMP packets to a remote host and waiting for a reply from it (ping). One of the most important device parameter considered from the network monitoring point of view is the device's response time. It allows you to analyze the device operation on the network and detect possible bottlenecks and failures in the data transfer process. There are a lot of network monitoring methods, and the choice dep... (more)