The Top Benefits of Total Network Visibility

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In today’s technologically advanced environment, the network is at the heart of many important business processes. Without proper network bandwidth, corporate users would not be able to access all the critical content needed to do their jobs. This requirement is even more essential as companies continue to support bring-your-own-device policies and leverage the cloud for mission-critical pursuits. Due to the crucial nature of the network in the current corporate landscape, network visibility is everything.

“Today, the profitability of every business is directly tied to the quality of its networks,” noted an Endace white paper. “The ability of companies to deliver their goods and services is tightly linked to their ability to reach their customers, suppliers, logistics chain and go-to-market partners through their network. In the globalized economy, business happens at the speed of the network.”

Network visibility isn’t only a key element to consider for the day-to-day online activities of employees, but for security reasons as well. Managed Services Provider JDL Technologies noted that without proper oversight, a threat to important business processes could be hiding undiscovered within the network.

“In this volatile environment, if you can’t see what’s on your network, you can’t control it – and that makes your organization vulnerable to ransomware attacks,” said Robert McClure, Director of Technical Services at JDL Technologies.

However, more often than not, network visibility comes down to having oversight of bandwidth resources to ensure that important business assets are available to employees. If access to necessary materials like cloud applications and other Web-based systems is hampered due to poor network visibility, the efficiency and overall productivity of the business can suffer.

It’s clear that network visibility is a key aspect for today’s businesses, offering a number of advantages to forward-looking companies that leverage it, including the following:

See the cause of network performance problems
One overarching benefit of network visibility is the ability to recognize the causes of network performance problems. This way, if the network is running slowly or resources are not being allotted as they should, network administrators have a way to take an in-depth look at their overall infrastructure to see the source of the issue.

Preventing downtime before it happens
Conversely, total network visibility also ensures that administrators can prevent any network downtime before it happens. Through a comprehensive view of the entire network, any problems can be addressed and solved before they cause a complete stoppage of services. This ensures that employees will never be without access to their cloud and other mission-critical resources.

Pinpoint specific application issues
Sometimes, problems arise in connection with a single program, and not with the overall network. When this happens, network visibility allows administrators to pinpoint the root cause of the issue and take steps to resolve it. This keeps processes humming along as they should, ensuring that productivity is never reduced because of application issues.

Ecessa guarantees network visibility
Understanding the importance of network visibility and having the resources for this oversight are two different matters, however. Through their industry-leading network bandwidth and virtualization solutions, Ecessa is able to deliver the critical network visibility that today’s businesses require.

“One of our primary goals is to really give the network engineers and users full visibility of the network so as they’re trouble shooting problems or trying to get applications to run more robustly, they’re able to see where the problem is even though it’s not in our product,” noted Ecessa GM Scott Fluegge. “With Ecessa products, we’re able to gather that information and really show them where the problem is and give them the place to go to fix the core of the problem, not just work around it.”

This way, no matter where the issue is within the fabric of the network, administrators are able to clearly pinpoint and address it head on.