Choosing a Network Management System: Part 2 [Video]
Network management systems are a critical part of every wireless system, so much so that we thought a part 2 was in order. In this week's episode, we circle back to reveal a couple more features that should come standard with any network management system.
What's going on, everybody? My name is Danny, welcome to the WiFi Minute. Today's topic, what to look for when choosing a network management system. Okay, let's put 60 seconds up on the clock, and let's go.
Real time network monitoring.
Networks are dynamic. They're living, breathing ecosystems which require constant monitoring to ensure proper health and performance. When choosing a network management system, or a platform, you need to make sure it has real-time visibility into the right areas of your network.
This includes access points, switches, end users, signal coverage, or RF health, device connections, device locations, and what types of things your end users are doing while accessing your network. Are they streaming video, surfing the web, or instant messaging?
These days WiFi problems are increasingly difficult to diagnose. It could be the applications, the devices, the RF design itself. What makes matters worse is that your end users don't care how complex the problem might be. To them, it either works or it doesn't.
With the right network management system, you'll be able to visualize your end users quality of experience through both live monitoring of your end user's data, i.e., association, authentication, DHCP, and DNS, and by running tests on your current infrastructure to simulate what your end users are experiencing. This allows you to diagnose reported problems, as well as prevent problems before they even happen.
Secure WiFi systems need to measure performance on an on-going basis. To do that means you need to deploy the right network management system.
Down in the description, I've included a link to our wireless network design kit, which will provide you with everything you need to know before you deploy a large scale wireless network. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. Again, thanks for watching, and we'll see you next time.
Danny is the Marketing Manager at SecurEdge Networks. This basically means it’s his mission in life to make sure you have the secure mobility tools and resources that you actually want and can use. P.S. He also loves a good craft beer.