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Network monitoring software is designed to monitor and manage the network traffic flow over a network.
It is mainly used by network administrators and security staff to monitor the operations of a network. It automates most of the network monitoring processes and workflow.
Typically, network monitoring software monitors a network's:
It can also monitor networks for unusual activity and alert the network administrator when something suspicious or malicious is detected over the network. The monitoring process can be for a physical/wireless LAN, WAN or both.
Network monitoring software provides information such as:
It routinely reviews the network for availability and generates an alert and notification when a problem or issue is identified, such as when a router/server goes offline or a suspicious packet is detected.