Quick overview of SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an IP-based application layer protocol that exchanges information between a network management solution and any SNMP-enabled device. Network hardware vendors automatically embed SNMP support in their devices making it an accessible way to monitor the network. It's also efficient in managing network performance, finding problems and managing network growth.
WhatsUp Gold supports the monitoring of any SNMP v1, v2 or v3 enabled device including routers, switches, servers, firewalls, and operating systems, including Windows, Unix, and Linux. In addition to powerful monitoring capabilities, WhatsUp Gold provides network management professionals with a complete set of web-based SNMP monitor management tools, including the SNMP MIB Walker, Explorer, and multi-SNMP variable probing and trending.