5 Network Management System Best Practices You Can Start Using Today

IT is a tricky business. You need to keep the network running efficiently, solving problems on the fly without interrupting users’ workflow. How can you make sure your system is a well-oiled machine? There are several proven methods for staying on top of problems and dealing with them efficiently. Here are five best practices for your network management system software.

Discover
Every other aspect of maintaining your network management system software depends on discovery. Know what’s going on. Keeping your network healthy means monitoring it at all times, rather than simply doing periodic spot checks. Know what’s on the network and who’s connecting to it at any given moment. That way, if there’s some dubious activity, or something starts causing problems, you can quickly trace it to its source and fix it before it gets out of hand.

Manage
Once you know what’s going on in your system, you need to control how people interact with it. It’s important to maintain consistency in your procedures, so that everyone working on the system is on the same page.

Access
Using a single system to grant access to all the different devices and programs on your network saves time and eliminates hassles. It’s also important to balance access with security. Don’t make your network management system so secure that the people who need it can’t access it. But at the same time, don’t give people more access than they need. Knowing exactly who has access and how much will simplify troubleshooting.

Automate Monitoring
An automated monitoring system can keep track of every aspect of what’s going on in the network, log the data, and alert you to any issues that arise. This helps when diagnosing problems, allowing you to examine the data for warning signs before they hinder your operations.

Automate Deployment
In addition to finding problems, solving them can also be automated to some degree. With automated deployment, once a problem is detected, a solution can be deployed automatically across the system, without disturbing employees or disrupting workflow. It also allows you to define specific actions for specific types of devices including installing patches and automatic reboots.

What’s really on your network? Learn important in’s and out’s of increasing security and efficiency through discovery & proactive network management.

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