Enterprise network monitoring is the practice of proactively monitoring and managing a business network to ensure seamless performance and boost reliability. Layers of the network are continuously monitored and analyzed for availability, health and performance. However, the network monitoring software you choose should be able to meet business requirements. All network monitoring tools can not be used for enterprise networks. They can not scale to the requirements of the enterprise networks. Enterprise networks need network monitoring tools that are sophisticated and reliable.

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What are the features to look for in an enterprise network monitoring tool?

While choosing the right enterprise network monitoring software for your organization, look for the following features.

  • Proactive monitoring: The tool should be able to monitor your enterprise network continuously and give real-time visibility into the network's performance. This in turn helps identify the performance bottlenecks in the network and you will be able to resolve issues well before they affect your network.
  • Alerts and notification: Every network monitoring tool might alert you either proactively or reactively. However, a tool that allows you to define threshold and receive notifications through various communication channels helps resolve an issue better.
  • Scalability: Enterprise network monitoring tools are expected to scale to the complexity and size of the organization. The tool should be capable of monitoring a wide range of devices and should monitor distributed environments as well.
  • Extended support: The should be able to support various technologies, protocols and a wide range of vendors as an organization might not be constrained using a single technology. It should also support seamless integrations with other IT management systems like desks.
  • Easy deployment: A tool that is hard to deploy and difficult to use doesn't make any sense as it will become even harder to educate employees to use the tool. Instead, an easy to use tool with a rich set of features will help you accomplish effective network monitoring without much hassle.

Challenges of enterprise network monitoring

Below are a few challenges in managing an enterprise network.

  • These networks are vast and are complicated to scale as the organization might be using a many technologies, protocols, devices and multiple vendors. This makes it hard for tool to function seamlessly.
  • The networks are evolving everyday with new devices being either added or removed. Without an adaptive network monitoring software, it will be difficult for large organizations to sustain dynamically.
  • Since many people might be using the tool, it is understood that huge amount of data will be generated, which potentially leads to overload. Managing the large data without any hassle requires a tool which will forecast capacity requirements of the organization.
  • Monitoring tools that haven't been configured properly will trigger a lot of alerts, which might result in a lot of manual effort to resolve the alarm.

And a lot of other challenges arise even when you have a well-established monitoring strategy. Hence, it is essential to invest in a robust entire network monitoring software.

Why OpManager is the best enterprise network monitoring tool

OpManager Enterprise Edition is designed to scale the network monitoring and management needs of large enterprises. The Probe–Central architecture makes it possible for robust enterprise monitoring. It allows to scale your network monitoring solution as and when an enterprise grows and expands, without compromising on the reliability.

Using OpManager Enterprise Edition, you can perform distributed network monitoring at ease and manage multiple remote locations. It lets you distribute the polling engine by adding more probes for enterprise network monitoring. The central server is designed to provide the required network visibility across locations, easily scale, consolidate, and report network health over multiple remote probes.

Compare network monitoring options, best suited for your organization requirements from here.

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The central server dashboard provides overall network health & performance data across the probes.

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Get a single inventory across all the remote probes with an option to filter by a probe name.

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View the list of probes that you have deployed for managing your network.

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You can now view the snapshot page of a device that belongs to a probe from the central server web client itself.

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View all the alarms generated across the probes in the central web client for quick fault management.


Here are the major highlights apart from regular monitoring features.


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