Best Practices

Network Health

Software that can proactively assess and manage overall network, system and applications health should form a vital component of your organization's network monitoring strategy.  

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Network health supports business operations, productivity and capacity. A less-than-robust network will impact employees, business productivity, operations costs and user experience, and could bring your operations to a halt. Network health issues could range from WAN/LAN/device failures or poor configurations to unavailable applications and poorly patched operating systems, all too costly for your business. Therefore, it is critical to detect problematic trends early on, before your end-users are impacted. Network monitoring software that can proactively assess and manage overall network, system and applications health from a single point of control should form a vital component of your organization's network monitoring strategy. Network health monitoring should include:

  • Proactive management
  • Accurate assessment of network health, in order to identify and prioritize issues
  • Constant monitoring
  • Centralized view into your IT Operations
  • Alerts
  • Reporting

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold provides 360° visibility into network health leveraging multiple monitors:

  • Active monitors (pings devices and services for availability)
  • Passive monitors (alerts you to external signals analyzed through SNMP traps and logs)
  • Performance monitors (routine monitoring of server health, including CPU, disk, memory and interface utilization, ping latency and availability)

The system also comes equipped with numerous pre-configured monitors that enable a device to be monitored as soon as it is discovered. Alerts also key to network health. WhatsUp Gold offers configurable thresholds, multiple notification policies and alert acknowledgement features that alert network managers on impeding issues, before users do. In addition, WhatsUp Gold delivers 200+ out-of-the-box reports so you can validate network health and capacity demanded by your users, applications, and the business, and provide proof that you are meeting SLA commitments.

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