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What Will a Peek Into Your Network Activity Show You?

What Will a Peek Into Your Network Activity Show You?

According to a 2020 survey, enterprises lost between 301,000 and 400,000 U.S. dollars per hour due to critical server outages. Not only economic strain, poor network monitoring leading to downtime can also reduce your reputation among customers. You can solve network issues while ensuring maximum efficiency of your network infrastructure by simply monitoring your network activity using reliable network monitoring systems.

Monitoring your network activity such as bandwidth usage, latency, uptime, connectivity, data packet loss, etc will help you detect network performance issues enabling you to proactively fix them before it affects your customers.  

We at MicroTech, have been providing network monitoring services for small and medium-sized businesses for over 50 years now. From our experience, we have realized that to implement an optimal network performance monitor plan, you need to understand what network monitoring is, why it is important, which metrics to track, and optimization techniques for network monitoring.

Let's dive into all these topics one by one. 

Top 5 IT and Security “Oopses” From 2022

Top 5 IT and Security “Oopses” From 2022

...and how to Avoid These IT Mistakes in 2019

No IT strategy is ever certain – business leaders make plenty of well-informed assumptions about the future of information technology, only to find out that the future takes a different turn. This year, everyone made plenty of assumptions about the cloud, the IoT, information security, and more. What did businesses get wrong – and how will we fix things in the year to come?

True Crime: The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Fiasco

True Crime: The Real-Life Story of a Phishing Fiasco

For hackers, American small business culture represents a target-rich environment. Small businesses don’t often possess robust protocols in place to deter attackers. They might not use commercial-grade antivirus, and may not consistently employ strong password policies or two-factor authentication. 

As a result, attackers have a huge opportunity when it comes to small businesses – and it’s an opportunity that they usually take. Here are a few startling statistics as of 2021:

Why Remote Monitoring is Critical for Your Business Operations

Why Remote Monitoring is Critical for Your Business Operations

Imagine that you’ve spent many years and thousands of dollars building up the IT infrastructure of your small business. Lately, you’ve started to notice that your computer connections are lagging or moving slowly, and you’re increasingly worried about outside cybersecurity threats that your basic managed services provider (MSP) doesn’t cover.

Secure Your Business Network in a Hybrid World

Secure Your Business Network in a Hybrid World

Meet Joseph, your new Security Specialist.

Think about how much your business has changed in a short period and how much business we all do in the cloud these days. Most of us have moved from software to cloud resources. Our networks are used to connect to third-party providers like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Office 365, or Google Docs. Many accounting systems and payroll services are online. CRMs like HubSpot or Zendesk are in the cloud. Each one of these connections can help you be more productive, but they can also create greater threat exposure.