There are a comprehensive range of network monitoring, network alerting and network diagnostic tools to help you manage network performance more effectively. Spot problems early, show where upgrades are needed and deliver better network performance.
Network Device Monitoring
With Network Device Monitoring you can run Checks against SNMP-enabled devices including routers, switches, firewalls and printers. Check the toner and paper levels on a printer or the interface connectivity on a router. Configure email and / or SMS Alerts if the Check fails or the device loses connectivity.
Network Device Monitoring utilizes Network Discovery to discover network attached devices and run Checks from a Windows computer. These Checks run every 5 minutes against monitored devices.
Bandwidth Monitoring can be used for any physical network interface; Ethernet, Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. The Bandwidth Check uses SNMP to give a measure of the traffic through interface over the past 15 minutes, and if this traffic exceeds a specified level the Check fails.
Network Services (TCP/IP)
To ensure this check is as versatile as possible we have included a drop-down list containing a number of popular preconfigured Ports and additional ports may be added if required. Assign a descriptive name to the check to make it easy to identify then enter the hostname or IP address and port number.
This check allows you to quickly and easily determine that various network services (both internal and external) are doing what they are supposed to be i.e. providing services they should be or are unavailable (secure).
Our customers use this check in a wide ranging variety of situations e.g.
Test Port 25 (SMTP) to ensure email can flow in & out
Test 80/443 (HTTP/HTTPS) to check web servers (both internal & external) are running
Test 1723 (PPTP) to ensure remote workers can function
Test 3389 (RDP) to check remote administration is possible
Test many other ports to ensure other devices or business applications are running as designed
Windows Service, Linux Daemon and OSX Daemon Checks
The Windows Service Check, Linux Daemon Check and OSX Daemon Check monitor the state of the specified service or daemon generating an alert when any problems are discovered or after a number of consecutive failures. The Check can fail when the specified application’s service or daemon has stopped, is in the process of stopping or is not accessible.
To ensure that all essential services or Daemons are running. The Windows and Linux Checks include the option to restart a service or daemon when it is in the "stopped" state (either stopped unexpectedly or stopped manually). Please be aware that we do not attempt to restart disabled services or daemons.
On Windows our partners use these Checks to monitor the status of:
DHCP Server Service
DNS Server Service
Microsoft Exchange Information Store