10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know

Network remote monitoring, in order to save time and money as there is no need for an on-premise system administrator to manually check the network.

When we consider network monitoring tools, numerous features should be present. The system needs to monitor bandwidth and allow you to set up alert systems for faults and capacity levels, track IPs of connected devices and monitor network usage.

The best network monitoring tools offer performance benchmarking, alerting capabilities, detailed reporting, data visualizations, etc. Let’s now see our list of the 10 best network monitoring software.

01. Nagios

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know

Nagios provides enterprise-class Open Source IT monitoring, network monitoring, server, and applications monitoring. It is an open-source monitoring system which allows you to identify and resolve infrastructure problems before they affect critical processes. Event handlers allow the automatic restart of failed applications and services and the extendable architecture allows integration with in-house and third-party applications, with multiple APIs.

02. Icinga

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Icinga

Icinga is an open source computer system and network monitoring application. You can monitor network services such as SMTP, POP3, HTTP and others, along with host resources including CUP load, disk usage and server components.
Icinga uses a rule-driven configuration format that is user-friendly and keeps configuration work to a minimum by defining templates to apply to configuration objects. Icinga offers three distinct command types, check, notification and event commands.

You can read How To Use Icinga To Monitor Your Servers and Services On Ubuntu from here.

03. OpenNMS

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know OpenNMS

OpenNMS is a carrier-grade, highly integrated, open source platform designed for building network monitoring solutions. There are two distributions of OpenNMS: Meridian and Horizon.

OpenNMS describes itself as a network management application platform. While useful when first installed, the software was designed to be highly customizable to work in a wide variety of network environments.

There are four main functional areas of OpenNMS.

Event Management and Notifications.
Discovery and Provisioning.
Service Monitoring.
Data Collection.

04. Eventsentry

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Eventsentry

EventSentry provides exceptional real time server monitoring, including server health, log file and event log monitoring at an affordable price. EventSentry is a tool to monitor any SNMP-capable device such as Linux servers, routers and switches using SNMP.

EventSentry offer real-time event log monitoring, real-time analytics, bandwidth monitoring. It is compliant with regulatory bodies like PCI, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, FISMA and others.

05. OP Manager

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know OpManager

OpManager is a network management platform that allows large and medium-small companies to effectively manage and monitor their IT infrastructure. It provides a wide range of tools for monitoring networks, servers, and data centers, and for the identification of performance issues.
It offers features of monitoring data centers, servers and networks, combined with numerous tools for automating workflows and identifying performance problems.
OpManager covers different areas at the same time, from networks to physical and virtual servers, to event logs. The dashboard enables you to monitor and track all connected devices in real-time.

06. Advanced IP Scanner

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Advanced IP Scanner

Advanced IP Scanner is a free, fast and powerful network scanner with a user-friendly interface. Advanced IP scanner shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers via RDP and Radmin, and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin.Advanced IP Scanner is a free, fast and powerful network scanner with a user-friendly interface. Advanced IP scanner shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin. The remote PC shutdown feature lets you shut down any remote computer or group of computers running Windows. You can also wake these machines up remotely using Advanced IP

Advanced IP Scanner is a free, fast and powerful network scanner with a user-friendly interface. Advanced IP scanner shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin. The remote PC shutdown feature lets you shut down any remote computer or group of computers running Windows. You can also wake these machines up remotely using Advanced IP Scanner if their network cards support the Wake On LAN function.

07. IP Host

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know IPHost

IPHost Network Monitor allow you to monitor both Windows and Unix based networks, various servers and network equipment, availability and performance characteristics of the web and other applications. The advanced alerting system provides timely notifications using several means such as e-mail, SMS, and instant messengers; the system is also able to execute correcting actions locally or remotely via SSH. Reporting and graphs are available through a web interface.
Application templates allow you to create an entire set of monitors on a host in just a few clicks.
Network discovery helps you to create a basis of your monitoring configuration and automates the task of detection network hosts and network services.

08. Tanaza

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Tanaza

Tanaza helps you remote monitor small or large networks of access points, deployed in one place or in multiple locations, from the cloud. Tanaza Network deployment, configuration, and management are done 100% remotely, for increased efficiency and costs saving.

Tanaza features include network and access points statistics, bandwidth and load monitoring, real-time status of the access points, Internet usage monitoring, detailed analytics about your clients. Remote monitoring feature allows you to save time and monitor in real time your APs being deployed in one place or in multiple locations worldwide

09. Wire Shark

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Wireshark

Wireshark is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education.

Wireshark allows deep inspection of hundreds of protocols, with more being added all the time. It runs on Windows, Linux, OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and many others.

Wireshark allows live capture and offline analysis. Output can be exported to XML, PostScript®, CSV, or plain text. Live data can be read from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, PPP/HDLC, ATM, Bluetooth, USB, Token Ring, Frame Relay, FDDI, and others

Decryption support for many protocols, including IPsec, ISAKMP, Kerberos, SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WEP, and WPA/WPA2.

10. PAESSLER

10 Best Network Monitoring tools you should know Wireshark

PAESSLER network monitor is an all-inclusive, affordable and easy-to-use monitoring solution that allows you to monitor every aspect of your infrastructure.

It offers real-time maps and dashboards for analytics, bandwidth monitoring, in-depth reporting, flexible alerting, Internet usage monitoring, remote distributed monitoring.

Anwar Yakkiparamban

Anwar Yakkiparamban is the founder of Lauyou Learning. Prior to Lauyou learning, Anwar worked at ARD Engineering & Development, Qatar. He holds bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Idukki.

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