When you do business, you need to control everything if you don’t want to lose your money. When you own a big corporation or small company, you may use a corporate network to help you do this. The benefits of using corporate networks are quite obvious, but like any other networks, they need management.
Today, we’re going to give you some tips and clues on how manage your corporate network effectively.
What is Corporate Network Management System and How Does It Work?
As we have already stated above, each network needs a certain type of control to run effectively. A corporate network management system is a set of hardware and/or software tools that allow to monitor the individual components of the network within a larger network management system.
A corporate network management system is meant to:
- Identify what devices are present on a network;
- Monitor and determine the health level of network components and the extent to which their performance matches capacity plans and intra-enterprise service-level agreement;
- Track performance indicators such as bandwidth utilization, packet loss, latency, availability and uptime of routers, switches, and other devices;
- Do configuration alerts that will respond to specific network scenarios by paging, emailing, calling or texting network administrator.
Corporate Network Management Tools
To manage a corporate network, one needs to use an appropriate network monitoring tool. It’s a software-based or a software-hardware combination that controls network from end to end and collects information on hundreds of performance metrics. The number of corporate network management tools is really great, and sometimes it’s difficult to choose the most appropriate one. Nevertheless, if you don’t know which tool to choose, think of the network you’re going to manage.
Most of network-monitoring products are suitable for small to midsize networks, whether wired or wireless. For instance, deployment software can:
- Enable an organization-wide visibility across network computers by displaying a comprehensive list of software installed on all computers on the corporate network;
- Scan computers and servers on the corporate network without permanently installed agent;
- Support all types of installers, including MSI and all popular third-party installers.
To monitor more complex networks (like enterprise networks and distributed environments) one needs a comprehensive platform to monitor physical and virtual servers, wide area network links, a software-defined network architecture, cloud-based services, network-based applications and a great number of devices connected to the network.