What is network monitoring

  • Network monitoring refers to the practice of overseeing operations of a computer network by utilizing specialized management software tools. Its use is frequently used in the Information Technology field specifically. This system ensures availability and overall performance of network services. This allows admins to monitor routers, access and server performance data. A 24/7 network monitoring system can detect and report failures of devices and connections. Usually, it measures CPU and network bandwidth utilization, while sending what is sometimes called “watchdog messages” to verify responsiveness to requests. One example of a primary monitoring system is the ping program. Ping is a software utility that is used to test whether or not a specific IP address can be accessed.