Real-time network monitoring to proactively detect
Real-time network monitoring is the regular monitoring and analysis of network activity, performance, and security to discover and manage potential issues.
Businesses can achieve this through specialized software and hardware tools that gather and analyze data from numerous sources, such as network traffic, logs, and system performance indicators. Real-time network monitoring aims to discover and respond to issues as promptly as possible to reduce downtime and preserve the network's overall health and security.
In a real-time network monitoring tool, there are various performance
metrics that analyze the health and performance of a network.
Some common performance metrics are
This measures the amount of data being transferred across the network at any particular time. Businesses use this metric to identify bottlenecks and ensure there is enough bandwidth to meet the network's demands.
This is the amount of time it takes for a packet to get from one network location to another. High latency may signal a network problem, such as congestion or a defective network component.
This metric quantifies the number of errors made during network transmission. High error rates might indicate a network issue, such as a malfunctioning network component.
This statistic quantifies how much data can be transmitted via a network in a given amount of time. Businesses use it to assess network capacity and detect bottlenecks.
Accelerates problem resolution
Real-time network monitoring allows for the discovery and resolution of issues before they become critical, reducing downtime and ensuring the network operates smoothly.
Improves network performance
By regularly monitoring network traffic, performance indicators, and resource consumption, network administrators can discover and fix bottlenecks and other performance issues, resulting in enhanced network efficiency.
Real-time monitoring could help detect and respond to security risks and breaches such as malware infections and unauthorized access attempts, therefore protecting the network and sensitive data.
Improves network visibility
Real-time monitoring tools offer network administrators valuable insights into network traffic, performance, and security, allowing them to better understand how the network is used and discover opportunities for optimization and improvement.
Alerts and notifications in real-time monitoring may be customized to notify administrators of possible issues as they occur, allowing them to take prompt action.
Real-time monitoring is cost-effective because it detects and resolves issues instantly, allowing organizations to save money on downtime, lost productivity, and other costs associated with network failures.
The Network Performance Monitor (NPM) from Infraon provides real-time network monitoring and helps you discover potential device defects, availability issues, and performance problems in real-time.
It gives you the actionable data you need to swiftly detect and prevent issues from escalating. The user-friendly NPM interface also makes it easy to monitor key performance metrics quickly..
Infraon's intelligent network alerting system in NPM generates alerts in response to real-time metrics. It can also help your business focus on the most critical alerts by allowing you to build custom notifications based on simple or complex nested trigger conditions and network topology.
NPM can also be utilized to produce reports using out-of-the-box templates, community-generated templates, or customized templates. You could also generate reports for each department or recipient.
Infraon's NPM tracks historical data and correlates it with detailed, real-time network information.
Comparing real-time data to past benchmarks can help you identify recurring issues and network changes and assess performance and hardware health. Comparing historical data with current monitoring indicators can also help you determine how well the organization is performing and, if needed, take corrective action.
The NPM's user-friendly interface allows you to drill down into particular network devices to obtain real-time metrics.
By separating device performance, you can easily monitor real-time device status, reaction time, and other statistics. Isolating devices and network issues enable you to troubleshoot quicker and uncover solutions before digging into fixes.
The tool automates the monitoring process, eliminating the need for human monitoring and increasing network efficiency.