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John Olson

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How Network Monitoring Can Reveal Hacked Business IoT Devices

Posted by John Olson on Nov 29, 2017 12:43:54 PM

Businesses across the country and across the globe are incorporating Internet of Things (IoT) devices like they're going out of style. In many ways, the promise and varied convenient uses of IoT devices like thermostats, lights, security cameras, command hubs, and even smart coffee makers have a great deal of potential for bringing down energy costs, upping work environment quality, and in general making life easier for business owners and employees. While there's no denying the usefulness of IoT devices in the workplace, they are also terribly insecure and they're on your business wifi network.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

How Network Performance Monitoring Can Detect Hidden Malware

Posted by John Olson on Oct 12, 2017 11:55:35 AM

The digital world is a dangerous but unavoidable place for a modern business, and it's nearly impossible to completely protect your company network from infectious malware and targeted hacking.

As the recent catastrophic waves of ransomware prove, even hospitals with their incredibly strict online security measures intended to protect patient medical information don't stand a chance against viruses handmade to sneak in and cause problems.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

How Cloud Network Monitoring Gives More Control To Chain Store Admins

Posted by John Olson on Sep 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM

When a company grows large enough to expand out of its original building, the owner often chooses to open a second and third store location in a chain, giving these successfully spreading businesses the moniker of 'chain stores'.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

Explosive Growth for the Cloud: Why Companies Use Monitoring as a Service

Posted by John Olson on Aug 8, 2017 5:32:41 PM

When you think of anything in business exploding, you might want to take a step back and consider the situation. Why? What could be so volatile about a growth pattern that we'd use such a strong verb? Well, we were digging into the idea that cloud monitoring as a service would grow rapidly in 2017, and we were glad to find why this market merits this action verb.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

The Importance of Network Performance Monitoring

Posted by John Olson on Jun 29, 2017 10:55:46 AM

In 2017, any drop in your network's performance will affect your enterprise's overall productivity.

Ensuring the optimal performance of your network, in turn, requires sophisticated network performance monitoring.

Through exceptional reporting and optimization, a high-quality network performance monitoring service can ensure that every aspect of your network is always performing at its best.

Here we take a close look at how network performance monitoring works, and the key benefits it provides.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

9 of the Best Network Monitoring Blogs

Posted by John Olson on Jun 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Keeping your network up and running is critical to the success of your business. You want to be sure that you're giving it your best, from understanding exactly how your hardware and software interact and how to keep everything running smoothly to developing a strong understanding of the latest security threats to your network. By following these great blogs on network monitoring, you can deepen your knowledge, enhance your understanding, and keep your skills sharp. 

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

Monitoring to Ensure High Availability

Posted by John Olson on May 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

High availability is a key component of network performance.

Periods of internal unavailability reduce productivity and keep employees from having information at hand when it's needed. Unavailability of public services discourages customers and partners.

Availability monitoring lets an organization detect and fix any lapses quickly. It can help to prove that a service lives up to its service level agreements.

What monitoring does

The purpose of availability monitoring is to identify the failure of any server, service, or device on the network to respond within acceptable time limits.

It will report when the component fails to respond and when it becomes available again. Short periods of unavailability may simply be logged; if a component doesn't come back promptly, the monitor will issue an alert.

Loss of availability may have several causes:

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

Why Advocate for Cloud Based Network Monitoring Services

Posted by John Olson on May 16, 2017 10:29:53 AM

Anyone working in the IT world knows that there will always be more software solutions on the market than an organization can afford.

In the world of Software-as-a-Service providers (SaaS), which is global in scale, this is truer than ever before. There are numerous solutions for your organization's IT needs, and your organization should use its internal purchasing process to adopt a best-fit solution.

Your final choice is not necessarily the best solution but one that your company can afford or easily integrate with existing systems.

With more business processes being automated each year and managed through cloud providers, we recommend that you're on the lookout for the most pressing SaaS solutions. You don't want to break the bank, but you do want to have a third-party system monitoring all of your applications in the cloud.

We wrote this piece to help you advocate for the best cloud monitoring services.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

How to Monitor Network Performance

Posted by John Olson on Mar 28, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Continuous network interactive performance monitoring, looking for any delays, misconnections, or slow functioning in the network, is vital. 

Servers enable all the client computers in your network to work. They are the source of necessary operating system support and connectivity. If servers fail, even briefly, the fault will cause disruption over your entire system. The rest of the network (the client computers and peripherals) are like disk drives and extra I/O interfaces in the system. 

Optimal performance of connections between your servers and the other components will make the entire network function better. 

Less than optimal network performance is often caused by too much CPU usage that gets close to the capacity of the server, poor I/O performance in connecting to clients or I/O like disk drives elsewhere in the network. You may be able to reduce CPU use by distributing user access to reduce simultaneous use of the server or by balancing the load and distributing key data files onto separate drives.

The key to diagnosing network issues is to monitor your servers.

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Topics: Cloud Based Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring to Catch Malware

Posted by John Olson on Mar 16, 2017 11:34:22 AM

Break-ins and malware are constant threats to computer networks. It's no longer safe to assume that security software will keep all attackers out. An extra layer of defense is necessary, to catch threats that have started to take root and get rid of them as quickly as possible. It isn't unusual for hostile software to sit in a system for months before it's caught. While it's sitting there, it's using up network resources and landing its host on Internet blacklists. Network monitoring can catch abnormal activity and let administrators remove its source.

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Topics: network monitoring

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