If your organization is dealing with a poor-performing network and is having difficulty connecting to the Internet, you should consider ways to improve your network.
Additionally, if your phone calls are breaking up or dropping, improving your network may ensure a more reliable phone solution.
Learning how you can remotely monitor your network will allow you to identify issues within your network and improve them for better productivity and efficiency.
Coeo knows how important a reliable network is to an organization’s productivity and efficiency levels and has helped improve the networks of thousands of customers.
We want you to know how you can remotely monitor your organization’s network infrastructure to improve the performance and security of your network.
By the end of this article, you will know what remote monitoring is and how you can remotely monitor your network.
What is remote monitoring?
Remote monitoring is a process your organization uses to internally manage your network infrastructure.
Remote monitoring allows you to track your network in real-time to see the behavior, performance, security, and health of systems and devices that make up your network.
Using technology such as sensors, software, and communication networks allow you or a third-party provider to remotely monitor your network.
This enables you to track your network even when your network system and devices are spread over various locations.
It is important that your organization monitors your network to ensure it is reliable, high performing, and secure.
Without a reliable network, your employees will often fail to connect to the internet, negatively affecting the productivity of your organization.
You can monitor your network internally, using your IT staff, or outsource it to a third-party provider like Coeo to monitor your network for you using our remote monitoring and management software.
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How you can remotely monitor your network
There are a few ways you can monitor your organization’s network to track the performance, security, and behavior of the network and improve your network reliability.
A couple of ways you can remotely monitor your network include:
Monitor your network with internal IT staff
The first way you can monitor your organization’s network is to monitor your network internally with employees you currently have on staff.
If you have IT resources on staff, they will most likely be responsible for monitoring your network.
Conversely, if your organization does not have IT expertise on staff, it will be challenging to properly monitor your network.
Without IT expertise you will be incapable of properly monitoring your network and could make mistakes like opening your network up to vulnerabilities such as cyberattacks.
However, it is important your IT team is not overworked with additional work tasks that are taking up their time.
Making sure your IT team has the time and expertise to monitor your network properly will ensure your network receives the care it needs to perform reliably for your organization.
Outsource network monitoring
Another way you can monitor your network is by hiring a third-party provider to monitor it for you. This benefits an organization that does not have an internal IT team.
A third-party provider will have the IT expertise your organization needs to properly monitor your network.
In addition, if your internal IT staff is focused on other important tasks, relying on a third-party provider to monitor your network will enable your IT team to perform those other tasks for your organization.
There are a couple of ways a third-party provider like Coeo can help monitor your organization's network. Some of these include:
Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM)
RMM is one way a third-party provider can monitor your organization’s network.
With this process, a third-party provider can access a client’s network from anywhere with an internet connection using RMM allowing a provider to monitor your network 24/7.
Without RMM, your third-party provider will not have access to your organization’s network unless they're on the premises of your network’s location.
RMM allows the provider to properly monitor a client’s network without having to be physically present at the location of the organization.
Another way a provider can monitor your network is by integrating a Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) solution into the network.
SD-WAN is an overlay network that provides improved network connectivity.
Not only does SD-WAN bring better network connectivity and better connectivity to the internet, but it also helps monitor the performance and reliability of your network.
SD-WAN appliances continuously monitor the availability and performance of each network connection.
Based on the performance of the connections, SD-WAN will determine which connection is used to send data ensuring the quickest delivery of that data.
An SD-WAN provider will be able to monitor your network using your SD-WAN solution to ensure better network performance and reliability.
Next steps to monitoring your network infrastructure
Now you know what remote monitoring is and how you can remotely monitor your network.
This will help you understand how to monitor your network and improve the performance and reliability of your network connection.
If your organization struggles with a poor-performing network, it can be difficult for your employees to be productive and efficient while performing daily tasks.
Monitoring your organization’s network performance can improve the network connection, reliability, and employee productivity as a result.
Coeo has improved the network performance of thousands of customers by monitoring their networks for them.
We know how important a reliable network connection is to an organization and want you to understand how to monitor your network so you can improve network performance and employee productivity.
If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about network monitoring or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.
Now that you know how you can remotely monitor your network, read this article to learn the differences between insourcing and outsourcing so you can determine which is best for your organization: