Sunday, 15 March 2020

10 Best Network Monitoring Tools & Software of 2020

The network monitoring software market is so packed full of tools that it can be difficult to choose. In this guide we compare important network management features including SNMP, network mapping, uptime/downtime and more to help you choose the best software for your environment.

Network monitoring is something that every company should be doing. However, with such a huge range of network monitoring software and tools, choosing the right one for your environment and budget can be challenging. In this article we’re going to compare and rank the best network monitoring tools for 2020.
As part of our comparison we’ve looked out for important network management features such as SNMPnetwork mappinguptime/downtime, alerting, bandwidth monitoringnetwork health, dashboards, and more to highlight tools with an exceptional user experience.
The list includes a combination of free, paid, and open source software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We’ve also listed the main features in each section to help you find the right tool for your network.
Here is a list of the best network monitoring tools:
  1. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor EDITOR’S CHOICE
    Far more than just a simple scanner. Most security issues arise when configurations are changed and SolarWinds NPM identifies these and can automatically resolve many. Alongside solid vulnerability scanning and advanced options to create and monitor policies, this is by far the top choice for network monitoring.
  2. Paessler PRTG Network Monitor (FREE TRIAL) Free network monitoring software that uses SNMP, packet sniffing and WMI to monitor your network.
  3. Site24x7 (FREE TRIAL) Network management tools that can monitor devices, websites, servers, applications, and more.
  4. Atera (FREE TRIAL) Cloud-based RMM system includes large range of monitors – server, device and application – suitable for all sized businesses.
  5. ManageEngine OpManager (FREE TRIAL) Network monitor that can monitor SNMP devices, switches, servers, and virtualized services.
  6. Nagios Core – One of the top open source network monitoring tools. Includes a dashboard view, alerts system, community plugins, and more.
  7. Zabbix – Open source network monitoring software with SNMP and IPMP monitoring. Includes an alerts system and community plugins.
  8. Zenoss Cloud – Application and service monitoring tool with machine learning anomaly detection and root cause analysis.
  9. Icinga – Open source network monitoring software with a DSL. Includes extensions.
  10. Spiceworks – Free network monitoring software with a high quality dashboard and simple alert system.

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