Monitoring and Network Management
Monitoring, Mapping and Alerting Software is a Critical Tool for Network Management
Easily gather information regarding device status and bandwidth utilization
As a technology professional, you are responsible for maintaining a healthy network. You want to avoid embarrassing outages or network slowdowns. In order for you to do your job, you need a monitoring system, such as InterMapper, which helps you to:
- Pro-actively collect data - know about problems before the phone rings.
- Document inventory of equipment - know how your network is designed.
- Analyze performance - know how your network is operating.
There are 7 major types of network management which are supported by network monitoring, mapping and alerting software:
- Fault Management - reactive and proactive response to network slowdowns and failures.
- Performance Management - traffic statistics including: number of packets dropped, response times, throughput, utilization, etc.
- Configuration Management - inventory, equipment set-up and provisioning of network infrastructure.
- Planning Management - analysis of trends to help justify a network upgrade or a bandwidth increase.
- Security Management - firewall, spam and virus filtering. IDS, IPS and traffic analysis.
- Accounting Management - cost management and chargeback assessment.
- Asset Management - inventory of equipment, facility and administration personnel.
The diverse features of InterMapper directly support these functions. SNMP and ping monitoring enable Fault and Performance management. The auto-discovery of inventory information displayed on maps or tables is important for Security, Accounting, Asset, and Configuration management. The Layer 2 Mapping module facilitates Configuration, Planning, Security and Asset management. Traffic or bandwidth utilization data from InterMapper and InterMapper Flows is important for Performance, Planning, Security and Accounting management.