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Problems of Not Monitoring Your Network Properly

August 23rd, 2023 | 4 min. read

By Jordan Pioth

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If you are not monitoring your network properly, your network may have poor performance issues and vulnerabilities that may result in a cyberattack.

These issues can also result in poor productivity and efficiency among employees if your network performs poorly or is taken down or damaged as a result of a cyberattack.

Understanding these problems will allow you to realize the importance of network monitoring to improve network performance and security.

Coeo knows how important it is for an organization to monitor its network and has delivered network monitoring tools to thousands of organizations in order to improve performance and security.

We want you to understand the problems of not monitoring your network so you understand how important monitoring your network is.

By the end of this article, you will know the problems of not monitoring your network, and how to monitor your network.

Problems of not monitoring your network

Many people believe that network maintenance is done once as part of the system setup.

However, there is ongoing maintenance that must be performed to ensure your network continues to operate effectively and to fix any vulnerabilities.

Some of the problems of not regularly monitoring your network include:


One of the biggest problems of not monitoring your network is vulnerability issues.

Without proper network monitoring, your network could have vulnerabilities your organization may not know about that can lead to cyberattacks.

Cyberattacks can cost your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars while damaging your organization’s reputation and creating potential legal issues.

It is important to monitor your network to patch any vulnerabilities to avoid the consequences of a cyberattack.

Slow network performance

If your network is not properly monitored, it can lead to congested network traffic and bandwidth bottlenecks, causing the network to perform slowly.

Your employees may experience this through decreased internet speeds and call breakups or drops.

These user experiences can lead to poor employee productivity and efficiency making it important for your organization to monitor traffic coming in and out of your network to avoid slow network performance.

Network downtime

Network downtime is the inability to access part or all of a network due to the failure of a company's system, application, or entire network.

When networks aren’t available, it can be the result of software or hardware failure and can involve internal failure or a connection to the external network.

In the case of little to no network monitoring, critical network components may fail or experience issues without proper network monitoring.

As a result, your network may experience unplanned downtime that can last days or weeks.

Network downtime can lead to business disruptions, soured relationships with customers, and lost revenue if not fixed in a reasonable amount of time.

Compliance issues

Many industries have specific regulations and compliance requirements that organizations must follow to avoid any legal ramifications.

If you are not monitoring your network, you may not be fully compliant with the rules and regulations in your industry.

For example, hospitals and other organizations in the healthcare industry must follow HIPAA regulations to keep their patient's information secure.

If they are not regularly monitoring their network, they may not have the security in place or miss any malicious actors stealing patients’ information.

How to monitor your network

Now that you know the problems of monitoring your network, you should know how to monitor your network so your organization doesn’t have to experience any of these problems.

Two of the ways your organization can monitor its network are:

Internal remote monitoring and management

Internal remote monitoring is when your organization internally monitors your network infrastructure.

Remote monitoring allows you to track your network in real-time to see the behavior, performance, security, and health of a system, device, or network.

Using sensors, software, and communication networks allow your team to remotely monitor your network.

This allows you to track your network even when your network system and devices are spread across various locations.

It is important that your organization has internal IT expertise to properly monitor your network.

If you are monitoring your network without the proper resources, you may unknowingly open your network to vulnerabilities.

Have a third-party monitor your network

If your organization does not have internal IT expertise it may be difficult to productively monitor and manage your network. In this situation, it may be beneficial to use a third-party provider to monitor the network for you.

Without internal IT expertise, monitoring your network can be challenging and may result in poor network performance or network vulnerability issues.

Using a provider like Coeo ensures your network will be professionally monitored for the best network performance.

Coeo uses SNMP technology to monitor your network and will let you know when and why your network is down so it can be restored in a reasonable amount of time.

SNMP sends Coeo data that provides statistics on the customer’s hardware and network.

The statistics and utilization data inform Coeo when a customer is experiencing issues and why they are experiencing them.

For example, when a customer is experiencing service issues, Coeo monitors the utilization of the network to determine if they are overusing their network.

This monitoring also identifies when a customer’s network goes down before Coeo and the customer realize this.

This way, the network will notify Coeo as soon as an outage is detected to ensure our team can get the network up and running as quickly as possible.

Next steps to monitoring your network

Now you know the problems of not monitoring your network as well as how to monitor your network.

This will help you understand the importance of network monitoring and how you can monitor your network to avoid potential problems.

Failing to monitor your network can result in problems that not only affect your network but also your employee productivity and your organization’s reputation.

Understanding the problems of not monitoring your network and how to monitor your network will help you realize the importance of network monitoring.

Coeo understands the importance of monitoring your network and has monitored the networks of thousands of customers to improve their network.

We want you to know how to monitor your network so you can ensure a safe and effective network environment.

If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about the importance of network monitoring and how Coeo can help you monitor your network solutions or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.TALK TO AN EXPERT

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Jordan Pioth

When he's not creating content for Coeo, Jordan loves to watch sports, hang out with friends and family, and anything sneaker-related.