As networking becomes more complex, network monitoring systems have continued to evolve. Today, networking pros must be familiar with the challenges presented by overseeing networks that extend through multiple environments and must also understand concepts such as application delivery optimization and data analytics.
This essential guide explores the basics of network monitoring systems and explains how network pros can exploit monitoring platforms and tools to mine valuable intelligence about their network performance.
Taking network control: The basics of management and monitoring
Learn about the basics of network management and monitoring techniques and how they've evolved over the years.
Take action: Extend your network visibility
Ensuring visibility is a main reason network monitoring systems exist. Having a deep understanding of the inner workings of your network and applications can improve performance and, just as importantly, save you money. In this section of our guide, learn more about extending your network visibility and the tools that can help.
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Network management and monitoring related definitions
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- network management system
- unified network management
- WAN accelerator
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- business intelligence (BI)
- link-load balancer (link balancer)