Why is network traffic monitoring important?
Network traffic monitoring helps organizations track and analyze the volume of data that flows through a network. Network admins can effortlessly identify potential bottlenecks and outages with real-time information about bandwidth metrics in a network.
Site24x7 offers complete visibility into your network with stats on peak traffic, surges in traffic volumes, application and interface traffic, and bandwidth-hogging conversations. Also, our network traffic tool can help you analyze flows based on various technologies like NetFlow, sFlow, and J-Flow.
A network traffic monitoring tool for all your needs
Optimize data use across your network
Identify bandwidth hogs and block or restrict them in your environment to optimize data usage across the network.
Improve network security
Detect traffic anomalies and drill down to the IP address that caused the spike in a conversation.
Leverage dashboards to identify top users
View exclusive dashboards for top devices or interfaces organized by traffic, volume, and bandwidth utilization to identify high network bandwidth users.
Classify and manage traffic using templates
Use application and differentiated services code point (DSCP) templates to classify and manage network traffic to obtain the relevant stats.
Receive alerts about busy interfaces
Configure threshold limits at the device or interface level for all key metrics and receive alerts on breaches so that you can execute corrective measures on time.
Leverage support from multiple vendors
Collect and analyze flows from multiple vendors, like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall, Dell, Palo Alto, 3Com, and Foundry Networks.
Know the top N traffic generators
View the applications, protocols, and conversations with the highest interface-level traffic flows.
Organize your traffic analysis using reports
Extract tabular data or easy-to-interpret graphs as reports, that you can generate periodically, and export in different formats.
Supported flow technologies to monitor network traffic
Site24x7 supports all leading flow technologies available in the market.
Benefits of network traffic monitoring
As a network administrator, you need a network monitoring tool to keep an eye on device-to-device traffic within your network and to flag any bandwidth hog, intrusion, slowness, or unauthorized access. Here's where our network traffic monitoring tool comes in handy.
By using a network traffic monitoring tool, you can:
Spot traffic peaks or clogs
Identify surges in traffic volumes and bandwidth hogging conversations.
Obtain detailed reports
View in-depth reports on application and interface traffic.
Identify traffic sources
Monitor the traffic hotspots in your network.
Track traffic between nodes
Monitor traffic moving between the main office and branch offices.
Perform custom pings and synthetic tests using the Site24x7 On-Premise Poller.
How to monitor network traffic
Adverse network performance can result in losses in terms of costs or resources. To prevent this, you need to monitor network traffic. With network traffic monitoring, you can easily track any suspicious activity and optimize your network traffic.
Here are the steps you need to follow while monitoring network traffic:
Identify the nodes where you would like to monitor the traffic
Select the devices or nodes which may require monitoring. For instance, if you select a router and a switch, you can monitor the traffic for all the devices connected to those through interface traffic data.
Discover devices in your network
Site24x7 automatically discovers devices in your network and also adds new devices when they are detected. These devices also reflect in topology maps with the help of our network mapping tool.
Use Site24x7's Network Traffic Analyzer
Use Site24x7's network traffic monitoring tool, which monitors your source and destination devices, their interfaces, and the traffic flowing through them. 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.
Why Site24x7 is the best network traffic monitoring tool
Site24x7 offers full-fledged all-in-one monitoring for websites, servers, applications, logs, cloud, and virtualization, with out-of-the-box reporting and dashboard capabilities.
Site24x7's comprehensive network monitoring portfolio comprises features such as SNMP trap processing, mapping, and custom SNMP monitoring.
One solution for all your network management needs
Site24x7 offers network monitoring for device and interface monitoring; network traffic monitoring to analyze flows based on different technologies like NetFlow, J-Flow, and sFlow; and network configuration management to manage network configuration backups—all from a single, SaaS-based monitoring console. Accomplish hassle-free control over your network from a single console without switching between software packages.
Overview of network traffic monitoring
Complement NetFlow monitoring with comprehensive network monitoring
Getting started with Site24x7 NetFlow Monitoring to analyze your network traffic behavior