If you are a Managed Service Provider,you will inevitably have a customer whose IP subnet is the same as another customer. I have multiple customers on 192.168.1.0/24 network which is because Linksys defaults to this; however I just can’t change those networks subnet without hassle and downtime. For this demonstration we will be using Sonicwall.
Why Network Monitoring in your business / office?
Your users / clients are pretty effective network monitors; if the internet at the office goes down, the network monitor takes up to 1 minute to discover and 3 minutes to alert you. Your users also alert you right away because their application has disconnected, but do they know where between their computer and the application the failure has occurred? We are going to examine why network monitoring is crucial to operating your business networks.
Imagine you are at your desk and receive a call: “The internet is slow!” What do you do? What do you start with? You would probably run an online speed test but what does that really tell you? It doesn’t tell you if the entire office is experiencing slow network speeds and it doesn’t tell you who or what is using all the bandwidth.