Power outages, hardware failure, natural disasters and other incidents can occur when you least expect them. And more importantly, when you aren’t prepared for them. This can cause your network performance to crash down to nothing in an instant. Because these events are incredibly unpredictable, it is essential to implement a network monitoring solution to keep ahead of the curve in case of emergency.
What Is Network Monitoring?
Network performance monitoring (NPM) solutions are constructed to analyze the network in real time, revealing valuable information regarding your network’s operation. Worried about losing data? Network monitoring plans take your worries away. NPMs constantly check your network for performance issues so that if an unfortunate event shows up, you’re prepared and can spot the issue and keep your data out of harm’s way.
Network Mapping Capabilities
Network maps outline the entire infrastructure of your network so you can mentally form a picture of your network’s layout and scale. Manually creating network maps can be tedious and time-consuming, however, and since networks can change in size frequently depending on the company’s needs, manually created maps easily become outdated. This is where network mapping tools come into play. Many network mapping services will outline your network and create a map for you. Since this is done in real time, the system will be able to detect any new devices on the network and update the map accordingly.
Artificial Intelligence in Network Monitoring
There’s little doubt now that artificial intelligence is revolutionizing how technology — and the world — works today. The effect AI has on network monitoring is also significant. NPMs can use AI and machine learning to analyze and respond to performance data. They can also examine historical data in order to gain the information to perform these monitoring tasks without human actions. This is a game-changer for NPMs, allowing them to learn about common problems and automatically construct solutions with the help of AI. Machine learning does not happen on its own — it takes time to train the hardware to detect specific problems. All the same, these developments promise significant improvements in network monitoring services in years to come!
MDL’s 24/7 network monitoring services keep your network up and running smoothly, catching any issues before they arise. Some of the items we monitor include server traffic and load, hardware integrity and reliability, antivirus protection and more. Learn how MDL can help protect your company’s network: http://bit.ly/2Y0t5O9.