While going through some old marketing supplies the other day, we stumbled across “Ipswitch Network Monitoring for Dummies,” written by Robert Armstrong in 2007. We were impressed with one chapter in particular and how relevant it remains today, more than 10 years later.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Network Monitoring

1) Know what is happening

Stay informed about the operation and connectivity of your devices and resources on your network

2) Plan for upgrades or changes

Track which devices are constantly down so you can make appropriate changes with ease

3) Diagnose problems quickly

Know exactly where the problem is, saving you time

4) Show others what is going on

Graphical reports enable you to easily explain the health and activity on your network to others

5) Know when to apply your disaster-recovery solutions

Without a network monitoring solution, you may not know there is a problem until it is too late

6) Make sure your security systems are operating properly

Make sure your security devices – that many companies spend a lot of money on – are up and running as configured

7) Keep track of your customer-facing resources

Network monitoring can watch applications running on a server and ensure your customers can connect to the servers and are seeing that they need to see

8) Be informed of your network status from anywhere

Most network monitoring applications prove remote viewing and management from anywhere with Internet connection. For example, with WhatsUp Gold you have the ability to react to events immediately after receiving an alert or notification of a problem from your smartphone or mobile device

9) Ensure customer uptime

If your customers depend on your network for their business, then network monitoring solutions enable you to make sure they’re up and running at all times

10) Save money!

Network monitoring solutions cut down on the total amount of downtime and time to investigate problems, which translates to fewer man- hours and less money when problems occur.

Greg Mooney

About Greg Mooney

Greg is a technologist and data geek with over 10 years in tech. He has worked in a variety of industries as an IT manager and software tester. Greg is an avid writer on everything IT related, from cyber security to troubleshooting.


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