Bandwidth monitoring is a way to analyze your network bandwidth usage to identify anomalies, view top talkers, and spot bandwidth hogs.
Disruptions in network connectivity often lead to loss of customer interest and employee productivity. Proactively monitoring, identifying, and preventing bandwidth issues helps ensure your network is reliable and bandwidth is allocated for the right purpose.
Business-critical applications must run without interruptions. Additionally, there can be no interruptions in a workplace that is increasingly global and fluid. These changes introduce new challenges for network admins, who must ensure that all devices on their network can transfer and receive data without interruptions.
A network bandwidth monitoring tool helps:
Flows exported to Site24x7's NetFlow Analyzer help you interpret how the network bandwidth is used in real time.
Discover which applications consume the most bandwidth and which ones are the top talkers in the network.
Intuitively identifies if there's more traffic as compared to the bandwidth, as this will directly affect the network performance.
Prevent distributed denial-of-service attacks by constantly monitoring traffic and measuring bandwidth usage over time to intuitively identify anomalies.
Alerts you about abnormal network behavior, like high bandwidth utilization, and tackles security issues by helping identify suspicious activity.
Analyze bandwidth based on application, conversation or quality of service (QoS) with detailed bandwidth reports that help analyze and drill-down to the cause.
Site24x7 delivers complete visibility into your network by monitoring your source and destination devices, their interfaces, and the traffic flowing through them. It also provides stats on peak traffic, surges in traffic volumes, application and interface traffic, and bandwidth-hogging conversations. With interface-level details along with insights based on the IP address, application, and protocol, you can view your monitoring data from dashboards and consolidated reports. Also, this network traffic tool helps you analyze flows based on various technologies, like NetFlow, sFlow, and J-Flow.
Site24x7 supports all leading flow technologies available in the market.
A bandwidth monitoring tool helps network administrators monitor bandwidth usage and analyze traffic. It also helps troubleshoot the origin of the issue, when and if there is one. To gain control of your network bandwidth, an ideal bandwidth monitoring tool must be able to show which IP, application, or port requires attention, so that the other users in the network have sufficient bandwidth.
Site24x7's bandwidth monitoring tool helps:
Here are a few tips to help you easily monitor bandwidth usage on your network and troubleshoot issues, if there are any.
When there are productivity issues, most organizations opt to increase the bandwidth that might not be used for the intended purpose. Conversely, when there is a large amount of network traffic, security risks increase. In both cases, controlling bandwidth can resolve performance issues, save on costs, and prevent security risks.
You can achieve bandwidth control through real-time monitoring and configuring QoS policies. Site24x7's NetFlow Analyzer helps you gain complete control of the bandwidth usage in your network so you can employ traffic-moderating strategies. These strategies help you to:
Bandwidth refers to how much data can be sent or received over the network. However, speed refers to how fast data can be transmitted or received at any moment. For example, while downloading a large file, you can view the download speed on your browser.
Hybrid workplaces, and global organizations bring new challenges for admins to monitor their network. With increasing attacks on organizational networks, it is important to use a secure tool that can:
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