Network monitoring might sound like the easiest and most simplistic part of an IT managed service. While it doesn’t take much to monitor your network and ensure everything is working properly, it’s surprising how many companies overlook this essential component. The idea behind network monitoring is simple: keep a constant eye on your network to catch failing components or components that are running slow before they become a problem. A good monitoring system lets your administrator know of any issues with the network so that they can be addressed before they get out of hand. A business without constant network monitoring runs the risk of losing a good deal of money to website downtime, missed sales, stolen data, costly repairs and worse yet, losing customers.
Consider this warning from SiteProNews: “According to the 2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, the average consolidated cost of a data breach is now $4 million.” Can your company afford to lose that kind of cash on something so easily preventable? Probably not. There’s a strong case to be made for having a strong IT Managed Service team keeping a watchful eye on the integrity of your network.
When selecting the right network monitoring system for you, it all depends on what best fits your business needs. A good guide to help you choose along with an overview of the functionalities are outlined by CRN:
- Choose a monitoring solution that is flexible enough to accommodate growth
- Ready access to easy to read information about network performance and recognizable trends with your systems serve as the foundation for required network improvements and changes
- The best network monitoring systems are highly intuitive, user-friendly and feature clear and easily understood menus across Windows, web and mobile interfaces
These are just a few of the thoughts and ideas they felt were best beneficial for companies either implementing a network monitoring system for the first time or finding a new service. If you haven’t already taken advantage of our affordable 24/7 Network Managing and IT Managed Services, give us a call today at 816-781-3006.