Managed IT Services Guide
Network Monitoring Services
Because IT Services involves so many moving parts, it’s important to have a team of experts there to take care of all of them. It would be difficult to run your business and, at the same time, watch for any threats or errors regarding your network. You can’t realistically do both as effectively as you need to. With Network Monitoring Services you get the assurance that someone is always looking out for you and your network.
What is Network Monitoring Services
You need someone constantly watching your network so that any related impediments to your business can be avoided, or at least minimized. This is what Network Monitoring Services provides you as part of your Managed IT Services package. Your MSP will be proactively and diligently monitoring your network and all of the hardware that goes along with it. This means your router, switches, servers, access points, along with everything else on the network will all be monitored by a team of experts. The ultimate goal is to keep your network up and running at all times, so that your business experiences the least amount of downtime possible.
Creating a Network Monitoring System
The Network Monitoring System will be something that is packaged with the IT services that your MSP provides. As the business owner, you won’t have to stress about setting anything up, or coming up with a plan to effectively keep your network running. The MSP will take care of all of this for you.
After setting you up with your Network Monitoring System, your MSP will have instant access to reports concerning your uptime, downtime, access speed, etc. This provides opportunities for real time solutions regarding any issues that may come up throughout any given day.
Network Monitoring Tools
There are different tools your MSP will use when setting up your Network Monitoring System. All of the tools that are used serve the same purpose: to keep your network running, and running efficiently.
How to Monitor Network Traffic
The router and how it’s configured, will basically monitor everything coming and going from your network. The way your MSP configures it will take into account your needs and desires with your network as well as the necessary requirements. If there’s a need to block a certain website, the router can be configured to block that website. This is the same in blocking any spam or viruses into your system.
Some tools that are used to monitor network traffic include software programs that are in place to read and log all of the information within your network. They are there to provide real-time analysis of what is going on within your network and reporting on issues with security. All of this information can be used to create logs that can be shared with you by your MSP. This will give you an up to date report of how healthy your system is.
Specifically with Valeo Networks, we use a tool called Remote Monitoring and Maintenance, or RMM. We use this to monitor your servers and workstations. It even has the ability to diagnose certain issues and repair that issue on its own, all while reporting logs on what was causing the problem and how it was solved.
To be as efficient as possible and keep you up and running at all times, your MSP will try to make everything as automated as possible. Network automation allows them to work on updates or repairs to your system even if they aren’t physically present. For example, if your operating systems needed to be completely updated you’d want to have this done while your business is off hours so that you don’t experience any downtime.
With automated tools, your MSP can set it up so that they are able to basically schedule an update overnight. Your system will undergo the update and logs will be created throughout the entire process so that there are records of everything. When you get into the office the next day, you will have experienced no downtime and your system will now be up to date and ready to go.
Network Monitoring at Valeo Networks
Partnering with Valeo Networks means that you get a team dedicated to helping you succeed. Our 24/7 Network Monitoring services help to stop problems before they occur. Don’t let things spiral out of control, allow us to help you keep your network safe from any external threats or performance issues.
You may have network services in place already, but are they designed to give you that 24/7 security? Our team at Valeo Networks can give you this perpetual protection, nullifying any disruptions to your business before they get out of hand. It only takes a few moments to lose control of your network. Having a dedicated team watching your back at all times takes this risk out of the equation. We are sure to have any issues that come up handled before this happens. The systems that we put into place will ensure we get alerts anytime:
- A client’s location is offline
- A server is offline
- An issue needs prompt resolution
Valeo Networks’ 24/7 Network Monitoring Services will be sure to give you the peace of mind you need to keep your attention on the pertinent issues of your business. Let us handle the rest.
Get in touch with our team so we can help you establish the protection your network needs.
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