Top 10 Tools for Continuous Monitoring


When employee productivity is brought up in conversations, one usually doesn’t bring up sleep. However, no single person can remain at peak awareness for very long, and despite claims to the contrary, no one can manually multitask well enough to keep track of thousands of points of data at once.

At least not without help.

In the case of a network, we need to know if things are working as intended all the time. Being able to be certain that servers are functioning properly, networks are operating as intended, services are accessible at all times and so on. In other words — we need to know the health of our environment, and we need the information we are working from to be regularly updated and reliable.

Continuous monitoring is an incredibly useful technique. Software vendors have been steadily improving their offerings in this field for a long time, and it truly does show in the value they bring to the table. Therefore, we present for your consideration: the Top 10 Tools for Continuous Monitoring.

The Top 10 Tools

1. Lansweeper


Primary Purpose: Asset management

Cost: Free up to 100 devices, price per node after that

Lansweeper is able to scan large sections of your network at a time and tell what hardware devices have, what software is running on them, licenses present on them and a whole lot more. Combine that with a centralized database for holding that information, custom reporting and near-limitless scalability, and you have yourself an amazing toolkit for keeping track of what’s on your network on a regular basis.

Weaknesses: Unfortunately, Lansweeper doesn’t have automated alerting built in as of the time of writing. While it’s currently on their to-do list, at the present time it can’t be relied upon to (Read more...)

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