Network bandwidth monitoring is a critical activity for every network engineer. By understanding who, what, and how bandwidth is being used, you can avoid bottlenecks, deliver better quality of service and reduce costs all while continually delivering business critical applications and services.
Network Bandwidth Monitor: What it is
A network bandwidth monitor captures and analyzes the flow data (Cisco® NetFlow, Juniper® J-Flow, sFlow®, Huawei NetStream™ & IP FIX) that is built into most routers and converts that data into easy-to-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the network is being used, by whom and for what purpose.
Where to implement a Network Bandwidth Monitor
A network bandwidth monitor can be implemented in networks of all sizes where the network professional would like insight into bandwidth usage.
How a Network Bandwidth Monitor works
Network Bandwidth Monitor polls your interface frequently and reports real-time bandwidth usage on an easy-to-understand graph. Tools like SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) provide valuable insight into which applications are consuming the most network bandwidth.
Learn how to monitor bandwidth is real time using SolarWinds NTA