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Network Management

Overview

With WhatsUp Gold’s intelligent management platform, you’ll have complete visibility into your entire network infrastructure with minimal care and feeding. If a problem occurs, WhatsUpGold quickly informs you if network resources are being taxed beyond their intended use, enabling you to proactively respond and correct the situation before any service is disrupted. Using the latest standards in network management protocols (including SNMP V3), WhatsUp Gold makes your job easy – by ensuring your infrastructure is running and performing at the desired level of service.

Sophisticated Network Monitoring

WhatsUp Gold doesn’t rely on just the basics for managing your network. Instead, a sophisticated strategy of both active and passive monitoring mechanisms is used to track the status and health of network devices. For example, periodic active monitoring mechanisms like ping or SNMP polling can provide availability and performance characteristics, while passive monitoring and alerting on SNMP traps and syslog messages can prevent immediate disruptions.

Going Beyond Availability

WhatsUp Gold performance monitoring extends your network visibility beyond simple up-down availability. Performance metrics like CPU, memory and interface utilization provides insight into the health of the device over time.

Additional information from the Flow Monitor and Flow Publisher plug-ins enable you to easily identify the actual causes of network traffic congestion, whether internal or external. Data collected by the Flow Monitor & Flow Publisher plug-ins can even stop malicious access to company infrastructure.

With its wireless network monitoring capabilities, WhatsUp Gold can ensure optimal performance by tracking the bandwidth your wireless users are consuming and notifying you if wireless access points are close to saturation.

Comprehensive Troubleshooting

WhatsUp Gold’s wired and wireless network, system, and application monitoring capabilities provide context-based visibility into performance problems, enhancing your triage skills and enabling you to minimize the time spent on problem resolution.

For example, with a quick glance you can see which services and applications are impacted if a device goes down. With this information in hand, you can quickly prioritize trouble tickets and deal with the most business critical problems first.

Typical Problem Solving Scenarios

WhatsUp Gold enables you to rapidly identify and resolve infrastructure performance problems. With WhatsUp Gold, you can:

  • Track router and switch performance, including memory and CPU, to ensure network slowdowns are not resulting from an overloaded device
  • Use thresholds to proactively track interface utilization and availability. An interface with sudden spikes in utilization increases may mean either a misuse of resources (e.g. streaming video or audio) or possibly an external attack on your network
  • Quickly troubleshoot routing issues – an overloaded router CPU can cause the router to fail to send routing updates to other routers
  • Monitor interface utilization over time to ensure network resources are sized appropriately. Long-term capacity reporting can uncover underutilized resources (resulting in cost savings) as well as soon to be over utilized resources

Try WhatsUp Gold Today

Download a free network monitoring trial of WhatsUp Gold now, and discover network monitoring with complete control.