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Tips on Assessing the Health of Your Network

Network Health AssessmentMost people only regard  bandwidth and latency as the health of a network. They don’t realize the importance of security and loads on servers. Viruses and bugs decrease the quality of your network. High load on servers can lead to high response time or sometimes poor internet speed.

First thing you should analyze is the workload on the workstations/servers.  Use an Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring system to help you monitor and manage your network resources. SNMP is a secure network management system which delivers real-time monitoring for your entire network infrastructure. Its objectives are:

  • To find the highest traffic links
  • To identify protocol errors
  • To provide diagnosis of specific problems
  • To describe the system’s configuration

It allows the administrator to free resources at time of need. This non-invasive tool automatically discovers all active IP addresses and monitors all devices and services in the network such as WAN Links, Servers and Applications.

After assessing the health of your workstations/servers you need to check security. If you already have an antivirus installed then you should make sure that it has been updated with the latest antivirus database. Do the same thing in case of a firewall.  If you don’t have an antivirus or a firewall you should get one ASAP.

The IP address listing function allows maximum resources available to the users of the network by restricting unauthorized access to the network. This allows users to connect to the network using IPs allowed b