A company’s network infrastructure includes hardware and software resources such as routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and Wi-Fi. They require careful configuration and periodic maintenance checks.
Hardware systems such as computers and printers need to communicate smoothly, and Wi-Fi access points should effectively connect with laptops, tablets, and phones. To ensure that every part of your network infrastructure runs efficiently and smoothly, you need to monitor it proactively.
Real-time network monitoring is a part of network management that allows a company to determine and fix errors to quickly mitigate any loss. These errors include server crashes and switch failures.
Why is it important?
During an outage, companies lose an average of $5,600 per minute. They miss new sales and upset existing customers. It also brings down employee efficiency, as they cannot access their workstations or communicate with coworkers.
Network monitoring tools can track multiple components and detect if something is not functioning correctly. They can also identify the elements causing a bottleneck situation, helping you proactively address it before it can cause an outage.
Benefits of real-time network monitoring
With real-time network monitoring, you can detect and troubleshoot a problem at a nascent stage. Its many benefits include:
1. Maximizes uptime
Most companies have scheduled downtime to maintain and monitor network components. A healthy network is a prerequisite for running a company efficiently. Real-time network monitoring ensures that there is no unseen downtime because of network failure.
2. Faster troubleshooting
The faster you detect a problem, the quicker you can resolve it. For example, when a router runs over its regular traffic, real-time monitoring ensures that you get lag-free data and response time.
3. Saves Money
Faster response time translates into money in the IT world. When a part of the system fails, companies register financial losses. Staying ahead of the game requires you to be aware of probable network glitches. It puts you in a better position to prevent any loss of productivity and revenue.
4. Gives access to valuable historical data
Past performance data is the key to predict future problems. It allows you to identify the patterns to recommend software and hardware updates to handle additional traffic and meet new demands.
5. Builds a proactive approach
Instead of taking a reactive approach to system failure or security issues, real-time monitoring focuses on a proactive approach to ensure your network’s smooth functioning. Companies can use the data collected from past performance to adjust network components for future operations.
About KMF Technologies
At KMF Technologies, we are committed to delivering quality IT services. We are a full-service IT consulting company specializing in real-time network monitoring, network security, server virtualization, and antivirus solutions. We can perform real-time monitoring of your network to add an extra layer of protection.
We are based in Fairfield, New Jersey, and assist businesses throughout Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties. You can call us at 973-997-1470 or contact our Fairfield office online to get real-time monitoring or other IT services for your business.