The Top 15 Solutions Review Network Monitoring Articles of 2020

The Top 15 Solutions Review Network Monitoring Articles of 2020

The editors of Solutions Review work to research network monitoring and management on a constant basis. We compile technology research papers and reports, product updates, and capability trends. Then, we compile it into best practices articles posted every week. We offer a lot of network monitoring articles and best practices. Sorting through all of them could feel daunting to the IT decision-maker. Thus, we compiled some of our best network monitoring articles and best practices released in 2020 to simplify the research process.

The 28 Best Network Performance Monitoring Tools for 2020

“The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best network monitoring tools to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and tool can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best network monitoring solution providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.”

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6 Key Capabilities for Network Performance Monitoring Solutions

“Not all network monitoring solutions are created equal, and when your business is evaluating network performance monitoring (NPM) tools, it needs to know the key capabilities to look for. The core function of network monitoring is to observe your network and inform your team of any current or imminent performance issues. On top of this, however, network monitoring tools come equipped with several additional features that help them stand out from the crowd — though not all of these features are worth the investment. When evaluating monitoring tools, your company needs to be able to weed out those unnecessary features and focus on key network performance monitoring capabilities.”

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Why You Need a Network Monitoring Solution During COVID-19

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses operate, and organizations are looking to enterprise technology to help them weather the storm. Network monitoring solutions have helped businesses improve their network performance or fix network security issues. These tools can be a major help to companies fight against the business effects of COVID-19, as a network monitoring solution can assist companies in ensuring business networks are running smoothly.”

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6 Network Monitoring Vendors to Watch in 2021

“For companies of all sizes, network monitoring allows you to proactively deal with performance problems and gain valuable insights into how your network is functioning. Enterprise networks constantly grow in complexity, adding new devices and hardware as Internet of Things (IoT) deployments become more popular. It’s also difficult to predict what performance issues will happen and where they’re coming from until it’s too late. Businesses cannot simply subside on a reactive approach to problem-solving if they expect to maintain network performance; they require a proactive network monitoring system to help them identify problems before they become an issue. These network monitoring and management Vendors to Watch have met at least two of our five points of inclusion and represent to some degree the evolution of the marketplace.”

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The Best Online Network Monitoring Courses and Training

“Are you a network engineer or architect looking to gain new knowledge in network monitoring or brush up your skills? Online training and courses allow network and IT professionals to practice their network monitoring knowledge and sharpen their skills through digital lectures and interactive guides. Below, we’ve listed the best online network monitoring courses and training you can take right now that are great resources for networking and network monitoring professionals. We’ve also included links to the training and courses so you can enroll in any course you want.”

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[VIDEO] Top 3 Features of an Effective Network Monitoring Platform

“Through Jonathan Paula’s expert narration, businesses can learn about the major features of effective network performance monitoring platforms, including managing daily operations, monitoring from the end user perspective, mitigating risks, dealing with downtime, and solving network performance and security issues. Viewers will also learn what the benefits of network monitoring are for businesses and why they should consider adopting one to help them understand their network.”

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The 16 Best Free and Open Source Network Monitoring Tools for 2020

“The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best network detection and response solutions to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and tool can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the tool and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best free and open source network monitoring tools and providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.”

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13 Experts Share Advice on Network Monitoring in 2021

“As part of our Networks Insight Jam, we got in touch with several experts and asked for their advice and predictions for network monitoring in 2021. These experts represent the top networking vendors, networking hardware and software providers, and IT software companies, and have decades of combined experience with monitoring and managing networks. We’ve compiled 22 quotes from 13 experts on where they see the field of network monitoring in 2021 and beyond.”

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4 Things to Consider When Evaluating Network Monitoring Solutions

“The end of the year is slowly approaching, and while 2020 has been a tumultuous year for everybody, one essential task still needs to be done in preparation for the new year: evaluating and buying software. Network monitoring solutions are no exception to this rule, and they’ve become even more important to deploy with work-from-home orders and an increase in remote work creating new network performance challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes. In order to help companies determine which network monitoring solutions and vendors are right for them, we’ve compiled a list of four factors you need to consider when evaluating network monitoring solutions.”

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7 Ways Your Business Can Optimize Its Network Performance

“Businesses rely on their networks to help them deliver essential resources to clients and customers, as well as to let employees send vital corporate projects or collaborate with each other. That’s why improving your company’s network performance to support all your company initiatives. To help companies optimize the performance of their business network, we’ve listed seven best practices that you should adopt to boost your current network operations.”

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4 Remote Network Monitoring Capabilities Your Company Needs

“With businesses across the world forced to transition to a completely remote workforce, the time has come for IT teams to ensure their company’s network is secure and performing well. Keeping your network running smoothly is crucial for employees and clients to access critical corporate resources. Doing this while your network engineers are outside the office, however, can be difficult — that is, unless your company has the proper tools and capabilities to handle remote network monitoring.”

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Network Monitoring vs. Ping Monitoring: Why It’s Time to Upgrade

“The solutions that businesses use to monitor the performance and security of their networks is constantly evolving. While early ping monitoring solutions used network device pinging to check on device status, modern network monitoring vendors now offer full monitoring suites that cover a wide variety of use cases. If your company is stuck using an older ping monitoring solution, it needs to consider upgrading its monitoring software immediately. Below, we compare ping monitoring and network monitoring and explain the reasons why your business needs to switch over from your legacy systems.”

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Five Devastating Network Monitoring Mistakes You Need to Avoid

“Monitoring your network performance is crucial, but when your enterprise has hundreds or thousands of devices and connections on its campus, it can be difficult to track your entire network performance. If you doesn’t take the proper steps to monitor your network performance, it could suffer a major performance incident that could have disastrous consequences for your business. That’s why it’s crucial to know about common mistakes that companies make regarding network performance monitoring and how to avoid making them yourself. Below, we’ve listed five network monitoring mistakes that your team must take steps to avoid.”

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Network Monitoring in a Remote Work Era: The Basics

“The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way business do work, including how network administrators and engineers operate business networks. In the past couple of years, network monitoring and management solutions have added more remote work capabilities to help network teams perform essential network tasks without having to physically repair problems as the source. For businesses who haven’t investigated the benefits of network monitoring solutions for remote work, we’ve compiled the basics of how network monitoring tools can help companies in this era of remote work.”

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The Essential Network Monitoring Books for Administrators and Engineers

“Observing your network for performance and security anomalies is essential for enterprises that rely on their business network to function. Network monitoring solutions track performance metrics across an entire network to ensure your systems are working properly. Books, whether hardcover or digital, are an excellent source for people looking to learn about a specific field of technology, and network monitoring is no exception. We’ve listed the top network performance monitoring books that you should add to your reading list. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in the field of network monitoring and management.

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How To Learn More

You can check out our network monitoring best practices here. Also, download our FREE Network Monitoring Buyer’s Guide for more on solution providers and key capabilities.


Looking for a solution to help you improve your network performance? Our Network Monitoring Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top network performance monitor vendors, as well as questions you should ask providers and yourself before buying.

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