October 1, 2006 - Source: ComNews.com
How to select a bandwidth-monitoring solution
Installation, security, customization and price are important
Typically, bandwidth-monitoring solutions convey critical information on a company's fluid network usage and network parameters, such as memory and CPU utilization. The applications allow system administrators to view live performance readings and trends of leased lines, routers, firewalls, servers and various network devices. The real-time and historical data administrators gather from monitoring solutions helps them shore up network security, analyze usage patterns, debug configurations and perform comprehensive network audits. Here are five questions to ask as you consider monitoring solutions.