What is a Network Monitoring tool and why it is important for your business

Network monitoring is a term commonly used to designate the active surveillance of a network which is used to detect slow or failing components in computer systems. Network monitoring is not only limited to computers, other devices that can be monitored include monitors, routers, firewalls, servers and even software. If one component in the network fails for example, the monitoring tool alerts its network administrators either directly or through a support line system so they can address the problem as quickly as possible and prevent the issue from further affect the end users of the system or device.

In more detail, a network monitoring tool can help you achieve the following:

  • Improve your Network’s security: A network monitoring tool helps keep your information secure. By monitoring what is going on on your network, it can trace the activity and alert your system administrators of any potential issues as they happen. It can for example, alert you when a system stops responding or when a server fails. Having this type of tool can help you keep an eye on your network day in and day out without the need of having an physical agent monitoring the network.
  • Network troubleshooting and faster intervention: A network monitoring can also help you troubleshoot problems that can arise within your enterprise’s network. By mapping all your connected devices, finding the location of a failing device becomes a breeze, hence improving efficiency and decreasing downtime. 
  • Manage ressources more efficiently: Monitoring your network with the right tools can help your company save time and money by effectively telling your administrators exactly where the problem is coming from which translates into shorter downtime for the end users.
  • Track your assets life cycle: Network Monitoring also allows you to track your assets life cycle and lets you know when one of your devices needs to be fixed or replaced. A network monitor system like blësk can also provide you with an overview of your IT asset inventory for efficient tracking of your IT investments.

These are only a few advantages that highlight the importance of having a network monitoring tool. If you have questions or would like to find out more about how blësk Network Monitoring can help your business be more efficient, reach out to our team for a free trial or personalized demo today!