For companies that have many branches and use network devices for their operational activities, network monitoring is an important activity. Moreover, with the large network size, companies can rely on network monitoring tools that support this monitoring activity and provide an overview of the state and status of the network through the dashboard. But did you know that even though it sounds easy, there are some mistakes that you may often make when monitoring the network? What are these errors and how to solve them? We have summarized them as follows.
1. Just Pay Attention To One Thing
When a company implements a network monitoring tool, the network IT team may forget to pay attention to the device as well as the application. The network IT team who pays more attention to devices may think they will be able to see security threats by just looking at device activity, whereas through network monitoring applications/tools we can see a complete picture of network performance and potential security vulnerabilities.
What’s the solution? The network IT team must have an awareness of how important it is to always keep an eye on devices and applications in the company. They must have a full view of network status, resource usage, and potential breaches. If not done, the network can die and of course, it can cause new problems and big losses, especially if it has an impact on end-users.
2. Not Understanding Anything in Your Network
This second mistake is very fatal because whatever misunderstanding you have in your own network and failure to monitor network devices, is a fatal error that in the long run can harm the company. It can affect daily operations, pose a potential security threat, and even disrupt bandwidth.
The solution is to make sure the network management system in the company displays the complete network status. Don’t forget to also review the network management system configuration to make sure all devices are monitored. Not only that, configure the system to perform regular scans automatically to find new devices as your standard regular scan action.
3. Reactive to Cybersecurity Threats
As we know, the development of cyber threats is growing much faster than we can imagine. Cybersecurity teams that only react to digital threats will be left behind if they are reactive so that as a result they are unable to address network vulnerabilities and may eventually damage their network.
What’s the solution? The easy way is that adopting a proactive security approach can be the best solution. Why? This is because it involves continuous updates in antivirus and cybersecurity practices. Adopting open source-based security is also a good idea.