To avoid potential outages and latency issues that arise from using resource-intensive applications, like cloud-based applications, enterprises need to monitor application traffic and find the root cause of network incidents as soon as possible. Application traffic monitoring for a business is an essential step towards knowing when the business-critical applications have high time availability and when there are unexpected periods where the utilization goes over the baseline behavior. This helps reduce the MTTR and downtime, allowing organizations to save time and resources.
There are many application traffic alerting tools on the market, and many organizations have equipped these open-source tools. But are they ideal for meeting their demands? Some common challenges that IT admins face with subpar tools include the following:
How do you know which is the right application traffic management tool for you? Here's a checklist to help you:
With the right set of features and capabilities, NetFlow Analyzer helps you take a proactive approach to traffic monitoring and alerting.
NetFlow Analyzer is a simple, web-based bandwidth monitoring and traffic analysis tool designed to address any IT performance concerns. By keeping track of traffic entering your network and sending network traffic alerts about any unusual traffic behavior for admins to oversee, NetFlow Analyzer proactively monitors so that your network performance never degrades.
Establishing thresholds for your network is an essential step towards effective troubleshooting. With NetFlow Analyzer, you can set two types of alerts: real-time and aggregated. Define which source you want to monitor regularly; set the alert criteria; and select IN, OUT, or Combined traffic. You can also select the severity (Attention, Trouble, or Critical) and define actions based on your requirements.
NetFlow Analyzer ensures that app traffic alerts reach you at the right time via the right medium. With a myriad of Notification Templates, such as SMS, Email, Chat, Log a Ticket, and Web Alarm, you can immediately know whenever your network's performance goes down and reduce the average time it takes for you to troubleshoot.
With our application traffic alerting tool, you can get notified by other apps that you regularly use without having to switch between each. As part of Notification Templates, NetFlow Analyzer's third-party integrations with ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus Cloud, and Jira let you get application traffic alerts raised as tickets on those platforms.