The Benefits of Network Visibility
When it comes to IT, you don’t want your superpower to be invisibility. There’s a wealth of opportunity available in today’s digital age, this article will focus on one of them: the visibility of networks. Wait. What does that mean? Basically, the data, metrics and analytics pulled from your networks. Everything inside and moving through your network.
Your network infrastructure is one of the most critical aspects of your business and acts as a foundation for both internal and external communications for your company. Additionally, it allows you to link devices from different locations, and without one, basic business functions that we all take for granted- such as access to the internet- would not be possible.
So why is it so important to have visibility over your network? As it is such a crucial aspect of all your business functions and applications, it is understandable that a certain level of monitoring and maintenance is required. Companies are constantly looking for new solutions to increase visibility in their networks, and demand for new methods of assessing network performance and use are growing. Here are some of the things you can do to improve visibility on your network infrastructure, and the benefits of using those processes:
Track Bandwidth Use
Through higher network visibility, your business can monitor applications, devices, and users that access your network. This can be done in real-time, and if you detect certain applications or processes taking up bandwidth, this can be identified and settled easily.
When you become more aware of who, and what is accessing your network, you can be more proactive in understanding how and where your network can be improved. By gaining insights into usage, and bandwidth requirements, you can make more informed decisions about the future of your network infrastructure. Additionally, when you analyse traffic, you keep tabs on where data is moving to and from, and can easily spot patterns to ensure consistency is being maintained.
Detect Unauthorised Activity
Unauthorised and unwanted traffic can easily consume your bandwidth and stop critical applications. By monitoring your network closely, you can detect traffic that shouldn’t be there, and by using a secure network – avoid it altogether.
High visibility means better diagnostics of problems within your network. The network maintenance team who manages your network will be significantly more efficient when they have higher visibility, meaning problems can be dealt with more swiftly. Most importantly, visibility also streamlines your problem fixing, meaning your business does not waste precious time.
How Timico can Help:
- When your business runs through Timico’s core network – we have absolute full visibility. This is because it is our network, separate from external providers, and so we have complete control over the traffic that enters. This is great for businesses looking for completely efficient and secure solutions.
- Timico’s network monitoring goes well beyond traditional methods of real-time alerts and reporting. Our expertise means that we can quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages so that you can spend more time managing your network, instead of your network management software.
- This includes real-time 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics, real-time event notification, trending and analysis to identify potential problems, and access to network performance tracking via our online portal. Additionally, we also have automated reporting on our networks, and in-depth network performance statistics for routers, switches, wireless access points, and any other SNMP-enabled device states. Through this, your business can be assured that there is a constant level of monitoring of your network.
Timico is a managed service provider that delivers world-class connectivity, workplace and cloud technology to over ten thousand customers.
Feb 25, 2018
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