How to Get the Most from Your Network Monitoring Solution: Knowing What to Monitor

PORTLAND, Ore., and FUERTH, Germany, March 6, 2007 – Paessler AG, the network monitoring company, today announced availability of a whitepaper aimed at helping IT managers and system administrators know what to monitor on their networks after they’ve purchased and installed their monitoring solutions.

"Too often in the field, the natural tendency is for users to quickly move through the set-up process," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "Many IT administrators feel that implementation alone is enough to effectively monitor their networks. In reality, a solution is only as good as its monitoring parameters."

The paper, titled “Getting the Most From Your Network Monitoring Solution: Knowing What to Monitor," can be found here.

Paessler terms the keys to effective monitoring – a network's vital signs – "the triplets": availability, speed and usage "Everything starts with availability," Paessler said. "Without it, nothing else happens. It's that simple."

Monitoring network traffic is an essential task for any business with an internal network (LAN) or an external network infrastructure like the connection to the Internet and server systems accessible via the Internet.

Bandwidth or traffic monitoring software provides vital information related to network usage as well as various other network parameters like memory and CPU utilization. It provides system administrators with live readings and periodical usage trends of leased lines, routers, firewalls, servers, and many other network devices.

With proper bandwidth monitoring, network administrators can receive bandwidth and network usage data that helps optimize the efficiency of a network. Understanding bandwidth and resource consumption is the key to better network management.

Paessler products were initially developed from the company’s own need for simple, cost effective solutions to common problems. This process ensures high-value, high-quality solutions for network administrators. From small businesses over 70% of the Fortune 100 corporations companies rely on Paessler products to help monitor their networks.

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