What is network monitoring?
Network monitoring is an IT process that analyzes and monitors network components like routers, switches, and firewalls. This process also includes closely tracking other network endpoints and links for their faults that help to diagnose, optimize, and manage various network resources both on-site and remote. This also involves analyzing the health and performance of network interfaces. With data in the form of tables, charts, graphs, dashboards, and reports, network monitoring helps IT admins solve real-time network performance issues.
Why are network monitoring tools important?
Businesses rely on networks, whether they're on-site or remote. Network monitoring tools are crucial to:
- Ensure continuous uptime with good health for uninterrupted business operations.
- Provide insights on the performance of every network device and interface, along with their hierarchy.
- Analyze the performance at the device and interface levels using performance metrics.
- Generate alerts and avert downtimes.
Site24x7 is a multi-vendor supporting, cloud-based, and scalable real-time network monitoring software that monitors your network 24x7 and helps reduce network outages. Its high availability mechanisms help to monitor your network without any interruptions.
Site24x7—A full-fledged network monitoring software
With our comprehensive cloud network monitoring tool, a brainchild of ManageEngine OpManager, you can easily drill down to the root cause of network issues with a complete network analysis. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap processors and advanced alerting mechanisms let you detect anomalies instantly. Ensure uptime and fault management of all your SNMP devices with a secure, firewall-friendly architecture.
Monitor network traffic: Monitor the in and out traffic, packets, errors, and discards, and analyze the network performance based on these insights.
Identify network activities and traffic at the interface-level.
Ensure network and data security by tracking key attributes like backplane utilization.
Check the signal strength, data transfer rates, and usage metrics.
Gain insights into metrics like input volt, remaining battery stats, etc.
Analyze traffic distribution, and performance across data centers.
Obtain insights about VPN latency, session count, and tunnel flaps.
Track the number of pages printed, marker life count, and more.
Analyze memory size, buffer size for proper capacity planning of RAIDs and tape libraries.
WAN Accelerator Monitoring
Optimize WAN performance by monitoring WAN accelerators.
Key metrics monitored with our network monitoring solution
Deep insights using SNMP performance counters
Monitor SNMP performance counters and tabular performance counters of all your devices. Add new counters and set threshold values to get notified instantly when a particular counter crosses its set value.
Track key metrics, including:
- Memory and CPU usage
- Undersize packets
- Oversize packets
- Interface in giants
- Drop event statistics
- Jabber packets
- Backplane utilization
- Active session count
- Buffer failures
- Interface collisions
- Disk utilization
- Input packet drops
- Output packet drops
- VPN latency
Monitor NetFlow for complete traffic and bandwidth monitoring
Optimize data usage and pinpoint peaks
Obtain a thorough understanding of your network traffic behavior by analyzing flows based on different technologies like NetFlow, J-Flow, sFlow, CFlow, IPFIX, NetStream, and AppFlow.
With flows categorized application, conversation, port, and protocol-wise, easily identify bandwidth hogs, intrusions, slowness, or unauthorized access. Leverage dashboards and generate reports on network security so that you can compare and analyze traffic stats and usage trends over stipulated periods.
Key features of Site24x7 network monitoring software
Automatically discover all the devices present within a provided IP range, or a whole network (LAN or WAN) using SNMP.
Over 450 vendors like Cisco, HP, Canon, Juniper, D-Link, and Dell are supported, and you can monitor anything more by just entering the sysOID.
There are over 10000 device templates with custom options that offer predefined attributes, making the configuration easy and simple.
Obtain complete visibility using maps. Automate discovery and mapping with Layer 2 maps and create your network schema using topology maps.
View top devices based on response time and packet loss; and top interfaces based on traffic, bandwidth utilization, errors, and discards.
SNMP Trap Processing
Configure network devices to send SNMP traps to Site24x7, and receive processed alert messages for any trap defined in your SNMP MIB.
Site24x7 also supports SNMP-based sensor monitoring using which you can monitor attributes that are tracked by sensors by simply creating custom device templates.
Support for Custom MIBs
In addition to the default MIBs provided, you can upload custom MIBs from your system and use them to add custom performance counters of your choice.
Assess the quality of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services throughout the call path by tracking different metrics including jitter, latency, and packet loss.
How does Site24x7 network monitoring tool work?
Site24x7 Network Monitoring is an agentless, Software as a Service (SaaS) network monitoring solution that collects data from your network using an On-Premise Poller. This helps monitor both your internal and external networks. The Site24x7 network monitoring tool is SNMP based. You can either specify an IP range, or use Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) to discover the devices in your network. You can mention discovery rules, and device and interface filters which help to fine-tune the discovery. Once added, the On-Premise Poller starts to fetch data like traffic, bandwidth, packets, error, and discards from your devices.
You can configure threshold limits for all the key performance metrics at the device and interface level so that you can take corrective measures on any breach, and keep the network performance under control.
Why Site24x7 is the best network monitoring tool?
Create a custom dashboard with key metrics, and view an exclusive network health dashboard.
Integrate with software like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Jira, and more.
Monitor your network resources on the go with our Android and iOS apps.
Full-fledged Server Monitoring with more than 60 performance metrics for your physical, virtual, and cloud servers.