Network bandwidth monitoring
Network bandwidth monitoring involves tracking and analyzing the volume of data that flows through a network. It measures the actual bandwidth on a LAN or WAN and helps to identify potential bottlenecks and outages. It is important to analyze the bandwidth metrics on a network at the device and interface level. Site24x7 analyzes flow based on different technologies like NetFlow, sFlow, and J-Flow. With stats on peak traffic, top applications, and top conversations, you can obtain complete visibility into the network bandwidth. Identify bandwidth hogs, fix them, and boost your network performance using Site24x7's network bandwidth monitoring software.
Benefits of network traffic and bandwidth monitoring
Machine-to-machine traffic has been the biggest traffic generator of the decade. As a network administrator, you need to keep an eye on what and how much traffic is passing through your network. Also, management may want to know about any bandwidth hog, intrusion, slowness, or unauthorized access.
By using a network traffic monitoring tool, you can:
- Spot peaks, heavy incoming traffic from a particular application, or a port that is clogged with incomplete processes.
- Obtain detailed stats and reports which you can use to quickly fix these issues.
- Identify where the traffic is generated in a data center scenario.
- Track traffic moving between the main office and branch offices.
- Perform custom pings and monitor synthetic tests between branch offices using Site24x7 On-Premise Poller. This will also help you with security analysis, allowing you to detect changes and anomalies in your network.
- Test the quality of network bandwidth and ensure appropriate allocation.
How does Site24x7 network traffic monitor work?
Our network traffic monitoring tool collects flow export data from network devices, organizes them, and presents actionable insights to users. First, you need to configure your devices that are the flow exporters to export flows to Site24x7 On-Premise Poller, which is the NetFlow collector. Site24x7 is a flow analyzer that processes raw data and presents it in intuitive formats for easy interpretation and understanding.
Supported flow technologies to monitor network traffic
Site24x7 supports all leading flow technologies available in the market.
Get the full picture of your network traffic using the bandwidth monitor
Optimize data use across your network
Bandwidth hogs are an unwanted but common presence in most network. Identify the application and port hogging bandwidth, and the interface through which that heavy traffic has flown. Block or restrict that particular IP or port in your environment, and optimize data use across the network.
Secure your network by tracking anomalies
Identify anomalies like unusual spikes in traffic, data utilization, volume, or packets from your applications using real-time charts and dashboards. Drill down to the IP address that caused the spike both at the source and the destination level in a conversation.
Leverage dashboards to identify top users
Obtain exclusive dashboards for top N applications, protocols, and conversations. In a single glimpse, identify major users of your network bandwidth. View an exclusive health dashboard showing top devices by traffic and volume, and top interfaces by traffic, volume, and bandwidth utilization.
Simplify classification using templates
Application templates and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) templates are used to classify the incoming traffic sources. The port and protocol values are defined in preconfigured application templates and are matched with the list of applications. DSCP, on the other hand, is used to classify and manage network traffic to obtain the quality of service stats.
Receive alerts about busy interfaces
Configure threshold limits for all key metrics and receive alerts when they're breached so that you can execute corrective measures on time. You can also do this at the interface level so that you'll get a notification when your traffic or bandwidth utilization exceeds certain limits.
Support for devices from multiple vendors
Collect and analyze flows from multiple vendors like Cisco, HP, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall, Dell, Palo Alto, 3Com, Foundry Networks, and more. To get started, simply configure your devices to export flows to Site24x7. Site24x7 also supports all important protocols and data types.
Know the top N traffic generators
View the top N applications, protocols, and conversations that have generated or received the most traffic. You can also obtain these details interface-wise with stats like source IP address, destination IP address, port, protocol, DSCP, and traffic for every conversation in your network.
Organize your traffic analysis using reports
Site24x7's network traffic analysis tool collects and displays traffic data as tabular data as well as easy-to-interpret graphs. This data can then be consolidated into reports, which you can generate periodically, export in different formats, and submit to management.
Why Site24x7 is the best network traffic monitoring tool?
Full-fledged all-in-one monitoring including websites, servers, applications, logs, cloud, and virtualization, with out-of-the-box reporting and dashboard capabilities.
Site24x7's comprehensive network monitoring portfolio comprises of features including SNMP trap processing, mapping, and custom SNMP monitoring.