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Network Usage Monitor

Definition - What does Network Usage Monitor mean?

A network usage monitor is a type of network monitoring utility that enables users to review a network's utilization metrics and statistics.

It provides granular-level insight into the overall network and/or Internet utilization on one or more devices within a network.

Techopedia explains Network Usage Monitor

A network usage monitor provides basic network utilization data in relation to the available network capacity. Depending upon the capability of the application, the network usage monitor provides information such as:

  • Total number and size of data download/upload per computer and overall bandwidth utilized
  • Size, type, origin and destination of each packet
  • List of websites visited, visit duration, data downloaded and more

Network usage monitors are usually designed for consumer-level end users looking to review their home or small business networks in terms of data/services utilization per device.

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