The Role of Network Visibility in IT Operational Risk Management

The white paper illuminates the importance of network management to many areas of IT operational risk management. Certainly its role in managing potential network problems such as switch failures and overloads is a major reason for investing in network management software.
However, it also can have a role in identifying other potential problems including the download of inappropriate material on business networks and prioritizing various classes of network traffic for optimal business performance. In a world in which even sub-second delays in transactional traffic can cost, these can be crucial elements to address.