Security Takes Center Stage in New EMA Report on Network Performance Management (NPM)

Security Takes Center Stage in New EMA Report on Network Performance Management (NPM)

Despite being an essential piece of the Sysadmin toolbox, Network performance management (NPM) can be a bit of a mystery for many IT professionals. Part of the issue is that the NPM toolset is vast, and can be vague—device monitoring, packet and flow analysis, and log analysis are all part of the equation. Another, is […]

What is Bandwidth Monitoring?

What is Bandwidth Monitoring?

Monitoring bandwidth usage is a vital aspect of any network management strategy. Bandwidth monitors collect, monitor and analyze network traffic volume by end-point (user), port, interface and protocol (application). This information enables IT Admins to: Assure adequate bandwidth for business-critical applications Minimize the impact of non-critical or unauthorized network traffic Identify bandwidth bottlenecks such as […]

Are Disruptive Technologies Making Bandwidth Monitoring More Important?

Are Disruptive Technologies Making Bandwidth Monitoring More Important?

As a former cubicle-based drone, I can readily identify with the bandwidth problems faced by users, with slowdowns and interruptions suffered for a variety of reasons, whether it is essential backups best run after-hours, problems with new security patches or updates, failing hardware or streaming video addicts. Unfortunately, when even data centers are debating how […]

How to Easily Monitor Bandwidth Usage Per Device

How to Easily Monitor Bandwidth Usage Per Device

For home users, monitoring bandwidth usage per device may seem like a pointless exercise but their business counterparts typically recognize the value of doing so. Bandwidth is not a limitless resource and total broadband bandwidth (as provided by your internet service provider or ISP) is shared between all the devices connected to the network. If […]