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The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a UDP-based network management system tool that's part of the Internet protocol suite. SNMP is comprised of a set of data objects, a database scheme, and a set of standards so you can efficiently monitor and manage your network.
Mixed-protocol management is vital for remote alarm monitoring and control. Networks that use SNMP can be managed with a solid understanding of advanced SNMP Management.
SNMP network can be used to refer to a collection of networked SNMP managed devices. These devices, of course, use the SNMP communication protocol. SNMP is an open-source protocol. This protocol uses Management Information Base (MIB) files and Object Identifiers (OIDs) to define how info is exchanged between SNMP network management applications and SNMP agents.
Each SNMP message will contain a protocol data unit (PDU). These protocol data units allow for communication of device information between managers and agents.
The SNMP manager is a vital object of an SNMP Remote Alarm Monitoring and Control system. As such, you need to know why an efficient SNMP manager is so important and what to consider when selecting an SNMP manager.
For an exclusively SNMP network of monitored devices, basic SNMP managed systems will get the job done. This is not true if you have devices that use other protocols. That same basic SNMP monitoring tool will not be an effective solution for your monitoring needs.
To provide the best monitoring for your network, you may want to consider the pros of an advanced SNMP management software, such as T/Mon. T/Mon is an efficient management tool that allows your staff to view standing SNMP messages in real-time from all of the devices in your network, combining alerts in over 25 protocols into one easy window.
T/Mon has a map-based interface that provides a visual aid to help bring your network performance data to life. Its customizable interface with topology maps consolidates all your network data into one central location. This facilitates network analysis while also helping you enhance your network performance and eliminate potential threats.
T/Mon can also send you intelligent alerts. It lets you create and customize notification alerts according to your needs.
Linking your SNMP network of devices with your non-SNMP devices can boost your revenue and slash your costs. T/Mon gives more detailed info regarding network activity. This increases the efficiency of network administrators when responding to alarms.
Your staff will be able to react to events by having a clear, unified picture of your network status at all times. This saves you from losing customers or revenue to network outages.
With T/Mon deployed in your network, you'll also have a reduced screen count at your NOC. This reduces required monitoring manpower and training expense.
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