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5 Reasons Why You Should be Monitoring Your Network Performance


by Lewis Robinson

There are several reasons why you should be monitoring your network performance.

1. Outages.

The first reason is that you will be able to stay ahead of the outages. There are several things like environmental factors, human error, and configuration issues that can cause an outage. But if you are monitoring the performance of your network, then you will be able to prevent the outage from happening in the first place. This is because you will have a lot more visibility since you will see any of the data that need in an interface that will be easy to read. Therefore, you will be able to figure out anything that could be causing the outages to happen to your network.

2. Issues.

The second reason is that you will be able to fix any of the network issues that you might be having a lot faster. When your network is down, then it can cause the company a lot of money. But since the network will be monitored, then solving the problem of a down network will happen a lot faster. This is because you will have a network map that is live that can lead you to the origin of the problem and the status window will give you the performance metrics in real time. If the company is using the network automation tools, then it will help you even more. This is because you will be able to fix the problem automatically so that you don’t have to get other people involved. Then your network performance will increase.

3. ROI.

The third reason is that you will be able to immediately get your return on your investment. Most of the time, the IT team will have a lot of different and complex projects that they will be working on at one time and they don’t have the staff or budget to get them completed. If you are using the right tool for your network monitoring, then you will be able to help the IT team out a lot. Therefore, the staff will be able to work on the projects that are more critical to the success of the company since it will cut down on the time troubleshooting the problem.

4. Management.

The fourth reason is that the company will be able to manage the networks that are always growing and changing. Since technology is constantly innovating and there is a rise in the devices that people can connect to, then the environment of IT will also need to grow in size. This also means that the network will grow in complexity. Therefore, the team will need to be flexible and have the most reliable tools to help to make sure that IP assets are monitored. Even in the middle of a change, this can ensure that the performance of your network is as smooth as possible, so that the company can continue to run as normal.

5. Threats.

The fifth reason is that you will be able to identify any threats to security. Even though the company might not have the budget for an intrusion detection software, it is still a good idea to get a tier 1 method. This is the best way to help protect the company from any data breaches. Therefore, the data that is critical to the business will be safe. The network monitoring tools are the first level of security that you can use. This means that you will be able to spot any of the things that might be out of the ordinary when it comes to your network. Two of these things could be a spike in the amount of traffic that your network has or a device that might be connected to your network that you don’t recognize.

All of these things could end up being a big threat to your network if you don’t do anything about it as soon as you know about them happening to your company.


Lewis Robinson is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales.  He’s begun multiple corporations and currently freelances as a writer and business consultant.