What is Network Monitoring?
Why Do You Need a Network Monitor?
A network monitoring solution offers the most effective way to deliver users resilient access and protect your organization from cyber threats. The best network monitoring security solutions provide a holistic view into your network, IT infrastructure, and connections among sites and the cloud. Ideally, a single pane of glass would consolidate the various network monitoring tools, providing benefits such as cost reduction and reduced complexity. Additionally, network monitoring can help to deliver resilient connectivity and robust network services to remote geographies.
Unifying a Network Monitor with Security
Operating an enterprise-grade, global network means maintaining control, performance, and security—24×7. However, finding skilled experts that you can bring in-house presents a huge challenge in today’s tight IT and cybersecurity human resources market. Often, a better option involves migrating to unified networking and security service that employs advanced automation of network monitoring security. Many organizations are turning to providers who can equip them with software-defined networking capability — SD-WAN. A fully orchestrated SD-WAN eliminates the need to manage and interoperate multiple products, including network monitoring and remote network monitoring tools.
Plus, as businesses reimagine almost every aspect of their operations, they have found that the traditional wide area network (WAN) just can’t keep up with the demands of global enterprises. Many are turning to the power and simplicity of SD-WAN to answer their network demands and be prepared for new technologies. An SD-WAN service also takes up a smaller technology footprint and reduces the need for staff, which is partly enabled by automated network monitoring security.
Advantages of An SD-WAN Provider
Most SD-WAN vendors sell a package of technologies and leave you to manage and orchestrate them yourself. The typical patchwork of disaggregated network monitoring security tools results in frustration and unnecessary complexity. Outsourcing your global 24×7 network operations to a trusted SD-WAN provider offers numerous advantages, including:
- The service provider buys and manages all hardware and software – Frees your teams from concerns about life-cycle management
- The network and security become one ¬– You get complete visibility and control in a single pane of glass
- Network monitoring covers all SD-WAN components – Provides automated network monitoring security—of everything
- Remote network monitoring tools make maintaining a reliable global network easy
Open Systems SD-WAN & SASE
At Open Systems, our SD-WAN is purpose-built to help IT teams increase business agility, optimize resources, improve customer experiences and employee productivity. It is also designed from the ground up to simplify network monitoring and security operations.
Additionally, the Open Systems approach includes the latest evolution of SD-WAN, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which merges network monitoring security with advanced capabilities such as managed detection and responses. It enables secure site-to-site connections across your public and private network, regardless of WAN or internet provider. Our SD-WAN also automatically encrypts and authenticates all traffic between sites, meaning business-critical data remains secure and risk is reduced.
Expert-level engineers also handle most of your network and security operations. Full-featured network monitoring and automated, rule-based detection of network threats—as well as the analysis and the remediation tools—mean you can easily check on the health of your global network. You can also request configuration changes and communicate directly to our L3 engineers 24×7 via a single pane of glass customer portal to your SD-WAN.
Contact an Open Systems team member to learn more about advanced network monitoring security solutions. Our network monitor can help you gain visibility into your network operations to ensure consistent, reliable connectivity.