Network monitoring becomes more complex as networks keep changing to satisfy clients’ needs. Networks are vital for businesses, and downtime can cause losses and penalties. That’s why your monitoring tools should keep adapting to new challenges and demands on your network.
In this article, you will understand how OpManager has evolved over time to adapt to the dynamic requirements of IT monitoring with some of its latest features.
What if you already use OpManager?
It will be great to unearth these new features and improve your network monitoring.
Let’s get deeper into the latest AI-powered Features in OpManager
Unlock the Core of the Problem
Any network can face issues like slow performance or an outage. But the main thing is how fast your network recovers. Mean time to repair (MTTR) is a key metric showing how long it takes to find, analyze, and fix the issue.
Low MTTR values are essential to prevent SLA violations and penalties. But monitoring MTTR values is not easy.
That’s where OpManager’s RCA feature comes in handy. It lets you see the monitoring data of your network (including your devices, interfaces, and URLs) in one place. This central view helps you to examine, compare, and link issues and quickly find the root cause.
Networks depend on routing, and when it has a problem like a route hijacking, the travelling packets may get lost on the way and cause an outage or a performance drop.
This could disrupt service and make customers unhappy.
Network path analysis in OpManager helps you see the whole path between the source and destination.
It shows the performance of each hop in the different paths in your network and helps you find the problem.
New Adaptive thresholds
With the Adaptive Threshold feature in OpManager, you don’t have to worry about supporting the right thresholds for your devices. Instead, it takes advantage of the power of machine learning to understand the usage habits of each device (based on various monitors) and then predicts a reliable forecast value. This way, you can avoid false alarms and focus on the real issues.
Better Security Setting
Network security is vital for business success; any security breach could have lasting impacts and serious costs, ruining a company’s image and losing a lot of money.
SNMPv1 was the first version of SNMP, but it had no security at all. That’s why SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 were developed to improve safety.
SNMPv3 has been shown to be the most secure version of SNMP. It uses a User-based Security Model (USM) and View-based Access Control Model (VACM) to protect the messages and control the access to the services1. SNMPv3 also supports authentication and encryption2. In addition, it uses Engine ID Identifier to identify each SNMP entity uniquely.
SHA-1 produces a 160-bit hash value for the input. But more bits mean more security. That’s why SHA-2, which has two versions—SHA-256 and SHA-512—can produce 256 and 512 bits based on the version used and offer better security3.
SHA-2 can also create 2^256 and 2^512 different hash values, avoiding a collision when the same hash value is repeated—a problem with SHA-1, which makes 2^160 different values.
OpManager is a network monitoring tool with all the features you need, but we don’t stop there. We keep an eye on the market, talk to customers, learn what customers want from different sectors, and customize our product features to meet those wants.