Network Management

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Network management refers to the broad subject of managing computer network. There exists a wide variety of software and hardware products that help network system administrators manage a network. Network management covers a wide area, including:

* Security, Performance & Reliability

* Monitoring LAN & WAN

* Printer Networking Service

* Managed Network Services

* Remote Network Services

Network management is the process of administering and managing computer networks. Various services provided by this discipline include fault analysis, performance management, provisioning of networks, maintaining the quality of service, and so on. Software that enables network administrators to perform their functions is called network management software.

Network management system assist with:

* Network device discovery - identifying what devices are present on a network.

* Network device monitoring - monitoring at the device level to determine the health of network components and the extent to which their performance matches capacity plans and intra-enterprise service-level agreements (SLAs).

* Network performance analysis - tracking performance indicators such as bandwidthutilization, packet loss, latency, availability and uptime of routers, switches and other Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) -enabled devices.

* Intelligent notifications - configurable alerts that will respond to specific network scenarios by paging, emailing, calling or texting a network administrator.

* Networking management is about keeping the flow of communication and information open and available, usually on an intranet or Internet system. A network manager is an expert in dealing with the technology that allows for employee interaction with other employees and customers, as well as allowing network users access to other systems, such as databases and e-mail. Managers typically create, install, maintain and update networks for a variety of businesses, institutions or telecommunication companies. Professionals in this field may also be responsible for training others on network use, network security and keeping users accountable for what goes on in a system's network.

* If you think you are interested in becoming a network manager, provides a variety of articles on the degree and career options available to you. There are also online educational options available in network management.