Network Performance Management Tools, Advantages of using NPM and how to select suitable NPM tool

Network Performance Management is a technique that helps the organizations to enable, manage and ensure the optimal performance levels of a computer network. It ensures service availability and high performance. As many organizations are undergoing or done with digital transformation, network service failure can have a huge impact on employee productivity, customer satisfaction and revenues. Network occurrences like latency, throughput, packet loss, and retransmission are all contributing factors to slowing the network down.

Multi-layered visibility across a distributed network environment is required to ensure network availability and network performance management. Real-time network monitoring helps a lot to achieve this. It gives early warnings for future critical network issues. Wire traffic monitoring is required to diagnose the no network or slow network issues with client services, servers, application environments or infrastructure network.

While continuous network monitoring can also be done manually, an automatic network monitoring tool can help pinpoint the issues easily and also removes the human error part. And don’t forget the extra costs the hired manpower will require.

Network Performance Management Softwares can help us simplify network operations and improve efficiency. As they perform continuous analysis, they also provide you the network-related data and various reports which are useful in pointing out the issues and also helps us to find the future network requirements depending on many input factors like the number of devices, consumption per device, etc.

But before choosing your suitable Network Performance Management tool, one should finalize which tool/ software suits them best. For that, the organization should focus on certain factors. First, the software should allow the administrators to manage different parts of the network separately. Second, the number of users it supports under one license and how much is the cost per license, if and mostly is, the cost is a constraint. Third, Product support services. And fourth, the software should be able to handle multiple data resources.