Network Management helps network system administrators manage a network, from ensuring that the network is protected from unauthorized users, eliminating any hold ups in the network to ensure performance and making sure the network is reliable available to users and responding to hardware and software malfunctions.
Businesses rely heavily on the network to perform communications and process-related tasks, and network management tools can ensure a secure and successful network by streamlining resources for effectiveness.
Network management is important for the sole reason of proper performance monitoring. Through properly examining performance variables such as user response times, line utilization and network throughput, IT personnel can determine how well (or how poorly) their network is performing.
Ideally, you want to make sure your network is managed well enough so that it is performing acceptably at all times. But the network management “rabbit hole” goes even deeper than that if you look – configuration, fault, security and performance are all different areas covered by network management solutions.
Hackers are everywhere these days and network security concerns are becoming more and more common. Network management security systems partition network services into flagged authorized areas. This limits user access to certain areas. Security management tools help identify and protect sensitive files – and they also log and monitor access points to the more sensitive network resources.
Configuration management is in place to ensure that network and system information is monitored on an operational level, so the different types of hardware and software elements can be properly overseen.
Network management tools give you the visibility to peer into your network and reveal information that cannot be obtained in any other way.
Zoho Corporation is a provider of network management solutions and offers three divisions of tools: Zoho (News - Alert), ManageEngine and WebNMS. Zoho offers collaboration, business and productivity applications, ManageEngine offers network performance management, IT ServiceDesk and desktop management, datacenter and server management and log analysis and security management, and WebNMS offers network performance management and Web testing products. All of Zoho Corp.’s solutions serve a diverse range of enterprise IT, networking and telecom customers.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey