A network outage causes downtime that can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Not only do performance issues impact business productivity, but if they are tied to security issues, there may be more at stake — like your company’s data and reputation. That’s why network monitoring is a necessity for any small to midsize business.
With a network monitoring solution in place, your business can stay ahead of performance or security issues and fix them before they become a bigger problem. A managed service provider (MSP) like CoreTech provides network monitoring services that provide you peace of mind, knowing that experts are continually keeping an eye on your network performance and security.
What Is Network Monitoring?
Network monitoring is the use of a system to monitor the health of hardware and operating systems on your computer network. Network monitoring looks for signs of malicious behavior or slow and failing components so that you can address them before they become bigger issues or lead to downtime.
Benefits of Hiring an MSP for Network Monitoring
Many small to midsize businesses entrust an MSP with their network monitoring. Not only do most small businesses lack the time to take on around-the-clock network monitoring, but many also don’t have the resources, tools or expertise required to do it effectively.
Here are three of the top benefits of hiring an MSP for network monitoring.
1. Maintain network system health.
An MSP provides network monitoring services that track equipment on your network, including your servers, switches, routers and desktop and mobile devices. Their networking experts use tools to oversee your system’s health and keep your hardware and operating systems running optimally.
Your MSP will perform tasks such as making sure your Windows OS receives all the security updates it requires and monitoring your hardware for signs of predicted hard drive failure. By identifying and addressing these issues early, your MSP can then take the necessary actions to remedy these issues before they begin to impact your uptime and productivity.
2. Get the most out of your network connection.
As part of network monitoring, an MSP will also monitor the network itself by checking the transfer and flow of data through your environment. They check for things like whether your internet is up and if you are getting the speed you have contracted for with your carrier. They also look for errors indicating issues such as a bad piece of networking equipment that has been plugged into your environment.
This type of network monitoring benefits your business in two significant ways. First, you will be able to predict and remedy any network performance issues by addressing them as they come up, instead of after you experience an outage. Second, you will be able to make sure you’re getting what you pay for when it comes to network speed and performance.
3. Keep your network secure.
Another way that MSPs can help your business through network monitoring is by keeping your network secure. Your MSP will deploy endpoint security software, which is distributed across your company’s network and devices. The team of security experts monitors the system to make sure it’s running on every device and that it gets updated as necessary.
Your MSP will also monitor firewalls to make sure they’re always updated and running as efficiently as possible. They will look for and address errors that might indicate security issues. This is important because many of today’s hackers are gaining access to systems and gathering information for months before businesses even know they are there. By looking for warning signs during network monitoring, your MSP can help identify these issues and remedy them as soon as possible.
CoreTech’s Network Monitoring and IT Security
At CoreTech, we understand that no two businesses are alike when it comes to IT security and performance. That’s why we take a customized approach to network monitoring solutions. While we make sure that all of our clients have the basics, we also provide customized package options based on each company’s unique needs.
Our team of network monitoring experts stays up to date with security trends so that we can ensure we are providing comprehensive network monitoring services to our clients. Additionally, we are currently working on a certification that will give us third-party auditing validation of our security policies, procedures, practices and methodologies to demonstrate our dedication to excellence in IT security and performance.
If you’re looking for network monitoring services, CoreTech offers comprehensive solutions that will satisfy nearly every small to midsize business’s security requirements. We will help make sure that all your systems work together while ensuring there are no gaps or large overlaps in your security solutions.
Contact us today to learn more.