Network monitoring and analysis provides detailed insight which allows you to truly understand what is happening on the network and why. Using this insight you can quickly and effectively identify and resolve network problems, optimise network performance and decide how best to invest in your network in line with your future needs.
Without adequate insight identifying the cause of network problems can be a slow, manual process which results in poor network service levels and forces team members to focus on troubleshooting rather than other tasks. Network teams can also find they are required to respond to problems as they happen rather than having forewarning of potential issues and dealing with them proactively. Finally, effective decision-making can be hindered, with a lack of information making it difficult to decide how best to improve the network and justify investments.
Network monitoring and analysis uses real-time and historical packet level visibility to identify whether a given device, service or application is meeting mandated performance levels.
In some cases network monitoring is new to the organisation and this insight is delivered for the first time. Increasingly organisations have some network monitoring tools deployed already and a solution is required to consolidate the views, bringing together a wealth of siloed information to show the big picture and deliver greater value.
Network monitoring and analysis provides detailed insight which allows you to rapidly identify application and network performance issues. This facilitates faster network troubleshooting and Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR), as well as facilitating the transition from a reactive to proactive service model. It also provides an understanding of underlying problems, allowing you to treat the cause and not just focus on dealing with the symptoms.
In addition to troubleshooting benefits, monitoring and analysis supports successful planning. Trending analysis and behavioural analysis gives detailed information about network usage, ensuring you have all the information you need to decide how to expand and when to do so. Upgrades can be budgeted and deployed in line with growing demand, rather than as a response to capacity limits being hit.