NetGuardian 216 SMS: Report Alarms to phones and Text Message Receivers

NetGuardian 216 SMS front panel
The NetGuardian 216 SMS uses text message technology to transmit SNMP traps to your SNMP manager, or to your cellular device as alarms become active.

Receive text message alarms via GSM/CDMA

NetGuardian 216 SMS application drawing
In the diagram above, the NetGuardian 216 SMS is sending direct SMS text messages to a cell phone. It is also transmitting specially encoded messages to an SMS Receiver. The SMS Receiver can accept text messages from many NetGuardians, then transmits them via DCP or SNMP to your SNMP manager. This approach gets rid of the need for third-party data providers or to open your firewall to potential security threats.

With SMS, you can send realtime alerts to your technicians, warning them of potential service outages, or any other danger to reliable up-time. If your site doesn't currently have a mode of communication, or simply needs a mode of backup communication, the NetGuardian 216 SMS is an affordable option for monitoring remote sites.

The NetGuardian 216 SMS supports both CDMA and GSM, allowing you to bring your own SIM card with a real phone number and get notified of alarms right away. Paired with the SMS Receiver, you can send your SNMP Traps to your master station. The SMS Receiver is a flexible device that can accept both CDMA and GSM connections natively.

If you're looking for a backup communication method in case of LAN failure, the NetGuardian 216 SMS can switch to use SMS from LAN and is a great addition to your network monitoring system. With this intelligent switching, you also don't have to worry about duplicate or nuisance alarms. It's an effective way to stay in the know of what's going on at your remote sites.

An affordable option to monitor sites in your network

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