3 Ways to Prepare Your Network for Unexpected Times

Network Monitoring for Unexpected Events

The number one priority for any great IT team is keeping your network up and running smoothly. This can be a challenge when unexpected circumstances arise. When you’re short on staff, must work from home, bad weather hits, or any other unseen event happens, you need a hard-working solution with features that can meet the moment.

A network monitoring solution can help you manage your network during these types of events and help you maintain optimal network performance. With Intermapper, the powerful network monitoring solution from HelpSystems, discover how you can make sure your network always has the coverage it needs.

1. Determine Your “Normal” with Network Monitoring

To start, a network monitoring solution can help fill in the gaps as the extra eyes and ears on your network. With network monitoring software, you can map and monitor your entire network to determine what “normal” looks like for your organization. That way, when something out of the ordinary happens, you’ll be able to spot it and fix it fast.

Network monitoring from Intermapper takes this one step further with real-time alerts to help you troubleshoot issues even faster. You’ll never miss a critical network event because somebody didn’t catch it. Flexible notifications—including sounds, emails, text messages, and more—alert your team of trouble so you can react immediately and ensure maximum uptime.

2. Monitor Your Network from Anywhere with Remote Network Monitoring

Can’t make it into the office but worried about covering your network operations? With remote network monitoring, you don’t have to be physically near your network to keep an eye on things. Intermapper Remote Access gives you and your team the ability to be mobile. Monitor your network from home—or anywhere—through any web-enabled device with established direct or VPN connectivity.

If your company has multiple locations, Remote Access can also help your IT team map and monitor separate locations without hiring extra staff in each office. Get the same flexibility and power to monitor all your network’s geographies by setting up location-specific maps and alerts to ensure optimal performance across your company. And with secure log-on and map-level permissions, you can get peace of mind that your maps and data will only be accessed by those with permission.

3. Create a Self-Healing Network with Network Automation

Take your network monitoring strategy even further by leveraging the power of automation. A network automation tool can ensure a rapid response to network events without having to get anyone involved. Whether it’s a down device, environmental factors, or performance issues, network automation lets your network self-heal for immediate issue resolution. With the ability to trigger commands in response to network alerts, you can cut remediation time from hours to minutes, so your IT team can be free to focus on other important initiatives.

Intermapper’s network automation is powered in conjunction with Automate, the powerful robotic process automation solution from HelpSystems. When you combine Intermapper alerts with Automate commands, you can trigger a response to certain network events for an instant way to ensure your network is always performing as it should be.

With a comprehensive network monitoring solution, you don’t have to worry about losing sight of what’s happening on your network. Get the peace of mind you need to face unexpected events and fill gaps in coverage with hard-working features like remote monitoring and automated remediation.

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