Network Monitoring at Dirigo11/16/2011
Network Monitoring at Dirigo
At Dirigo network history and server health is a critical network service owned Dirigo's network operations team. We monitor and retain network history so that we can respond to security issues and understand network traffic patterns (e.g. bandwidth usage and network load). We have the capacity to monitor and record at each layer of the networks infrastructure.
We use Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor and Cacti to monitor our networks. These network tools run on their own dedicated server.
PRTG is used by more than 150,000 administrators rely on PRTG Network Monitor every day to monitor their LANs, WANs, servers, websites, appliances, URLs, and more... Network problems create emergencies. When the network goes down, e-commerce sites stop selling, customers can't surf sites... work stops (we've had 100% network up-time for more than 24 months). PRTG helps us to keep our environment healthy and avoid downtime.
Cacti is widely used in the datacenter business because it is a complete network graphing and monitoring solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and other advanced features. Like PRTG, Cacti is a frontline tool used to avert downtime.