Network configuration management:
Monitor your network configuration
Automatically monitor networks and their configurations
Quickly eliminate sources of threats and errors
Keep an eye on company-wide update rollouts
Monitor the effects of changes to configurations
Network configuration management
- What is a network configuration manager?
- What is the purpose of a network configuration manager?
- How does the monitoring of my network configuration manager make my configuration more secure?
- How PRTG complements your network configuration tool
- Configuration management with PRTG – in all shapes and sizes
Networks (and their configurations) are becoming more and more complex. A network configuration manager (NCM) helps companies optimize the organization of their networks by consolidating all configuration-related information in a single place. PRTG provides for the comprehensive monitoring of network configuration managers (and their tasks) and comes with customizable notifications to immediately inform you of changes.
What is a network configuration manager?
A network configuration manager helps companies monitor, manage, operate, and maintain their networks and network components. With a network configuration management tool, administrators can simultaneously make changes to several network devices (e.g., routers or switches) in both cloud and on-premise environments. What’s more, updates can be sent to laptops, company cell phones, and other network devices remotely, without someone having to be on-site.
Configuration management therefore improves the flow of traffic within the company and optimizes the security and stability of the entire network.
Functions of a network configuration manager
- Maintain the network
- Automatically collect data
- Create reports
- Modify the configuration of bulk operations
- Quickly reset network settings
- Optimally maintain and repair devices and connections
- Restart a device in the event of failures
- Provide for alternative network configurations
- Configure server
What is the purpose of a network configuration manager?
Ensure the stability and security of the network
Reduce the workload
of IT teams
Network configuration tools improve the transparency of your network activities and allow administrators to detect anomalies. As a result, they help companies keep configuration errors and downtime to a minimum. Repetitive tasks that are time-consuming (but necessary) are partially or completely automated. An optimized organization maximizes the performance of your network. With the help of PRTG, your processes are optimized even further. Our tool monitors in real time, immediately notifying administrators in the event of errors so they can take action at once.
How does the monitoring of my network configuration manager make my configuration more secure?
PRTG network configuration monitoring optimizes the security of your system. With our 24/7 monitoring tool, data is collected continuously and stored (in encrypted form) in a database. By constantly monitoring processes and configurations, PRTG allows administrators to quickly identify changes that could put the network or its users at risk. With PRTG, your IT teams can eliminate these threats at once, and (for example) change passwords or update firmware with the network configuration manager in one fell swoop.
For optimal security, your network configuration tool should be able to do the following:
- Set baseline configurations
- Save changes to configurations
- Create backups
- Restore previous configurations
- Roll out firmware and configuration updates
- Perform compliance checks
- Manage firmware patches
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How PRTG complements your network configuration tool
Bandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.
PRTG increases the reliability of your network configuration tool and helps it detect errors in the shortest possible time. PRTG does this by monitoring all the components in your network:
- Servers, routers, and switches
- Bandwidth, network traffic, and data packets
- Applications and services
- Firewalls and ports
- Cloud applications
PRTG lets you define custom threshold values for your monitoring. It sends administrators quick and comprehensive notifications regarding severe threats and sources of errors. Thanks to these notifications, your IT team is continually updated on the status of your entire network and its configuration – and this provides for increased security and stability.
The advantages of network configuration monitoring with PRTG
Automate the routine tasks of your IT team.
Quickly eliminate threats and errors thanks to automated notifications.
Customize your monitoring to keep a constant eye on your network and its data streams.
Configuration management with PRTG – in all shapes and sizes
PRTG is suitable for all companies, regardless of the size of your network.
PRTG Network Monitor
Our classic PRTG Network Monitor is ideal for small and medium-sized infrastructures with smaller or less complex networks. Its customizable maps and dashboards let you keep a constant eye on your network configuration. A variety of features help you set up your monitoring in accordance with your own individual needs:
- Multiple user interfaces
- Custom notifications
- Detailed reports
PRTG Enterprise Monitor
PRTG Enterprise Monitor is recommended for companies with large (or extremely large) infrastructures. It lets administrators keep track of hundreds or thousands of network devices, even in distributed networks.
PRTG Hosted Monitor
In search of a provider to host your monitoring? If so, then PRTG Hosted Monitor is for you. Take advantage of the full range of PRTG features via a cloud, and without having to install any additional hardware. Pay monthly or annually, in accordance with your actual usage of the monitoring tool.
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PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
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- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
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