For any network manager, monitoring your network’s performance is a crucial part of the job. Eastern DataComm now offers PathView Cloud, a network performance-monitoring tool from Apparent Networks. This managed service gives our customers peace of mind knowing we are continually monitoring their networks.
EDC PathView differs from other tools in number of ways, most importantly, PathView does not rely on simple network management protocol (SNMP), but utilizes technology unique to PathView to perform active performance monitoring infrastructure.
PathView’s own technology goes above and beyond the basic information provided by SNMP and gives access and insight to valuable information that can lead to increased network efficiency. The metrics collected by PathView are truly unique.
PathView gives detailed insight into whether or not data packets leaving a device encounter any problems reaching their destination. To truly determine circumstances application packets face across the WAN, it requires visibility to each device and the packets being distributed from each device. With PathView, this is accomplished with network analysis packets that are sent out from the MicroAppliance to the end point and report any deviation in the path or problems encountered along the way.
With PathView, network administrators can see beyond the health of each device and monitor the specific paths going out from each device to be certain data packets are sent and received successfully.
PathView’s simplistic management allows network administrators to continuously monitor networks, troubleshoot, test network readiness and provide reports on network performance.
Princeton Consulting, a management and IT consulting company, deployed EDC PathView in December 2010. Phil Sim, IT Systems Manager at Princeton said they had been experiencing drops in service from their Internet service provider in New York. PathView allowed Princeton to verify that the disruption in service they were experiencing was coming from their service provider, not from their own equipment. They are now using the information provided by PathView to resolve the issues in service disruption with their provider.
Princeton also uses PathView to monitor voice quality of their existing ShoreTel VoIP system. The visualization of voice calling PathView provides allows Princeton to continually monitor problems in the system and know exactly when and where they occur.
Sim said Princeton selected EDC PathView over other network performance monitors for two main reasons: low cost, and ability to have the service hosted off-site and managed by Eastern DataComm’s professionals. Being understaffed, the PathView solution was less work for Princeton employees, said Sim.
Wondering if our network performance monitoring solution is right for you? If you can answer ‘yes’ to five or more of the questions below, consider calling Eastern Datacomm to further discuss the possibilities.
- Would you like to know if your organization is getting the bandwidth you are paying for from the phone company?
- Would you like to know how much bandwidth your applications are using for peak times and average?
- Are your users response times degrading over time?
- Would you like to know if your special applications like VoIP performing within the prescribed guidelines?
- Would you like to run a VoIP assessment on your network before a VoIP site deployment?
- Would you like to monitor and report on web-based applications running in the Cloud before deploying them?
- Would you like to know the fundamental question of how well your network is doing connecting users with information?
- Would you like to see what happens when packets leave a device, traverse the network, go through another device, and so on?
- Do application’s packets face any problems reaching their destination on time?
- Do you want a network monitoring solution that can recommend possible solutions to known issues in the network?
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