IT support in San Antonio is fundamental to many businesses as a means of preventing downtime and maximizing network utility. There are a number of reasons for this. A great way to think about it is to look at your car. Most have had a vehicle that they only “fixed” when it “broke” until they realized the value of preventative maintenance.
Regular oil changes and fluid flushes, parts replacement, filter replacement, etc. are integral in maintaining your investment in a vehicle over time. Should it be any surprise the same is true with your business’s network? Even so, many operations don’t properly care for their networks and only fix that which needs attention when said network crashes. Network monitoring can help avoid such crash/implosion-related downtime. Following are four prime benefits of effective network monitoring:
Detection of threats
Insight into user activity
Attaining data to justify equipment upgrades
An IT support provider in San Antonio helps ensure your operations are in proper legal compliance through continuous network monitoring. As innovations like cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, and other technological leaps define operations, that which constitutes legal compliance naturally transitions. Proper monitoring through the right MSP can help ensure your network is up-to-date on compliance at all times.
Detection of Threats
Continuous, active network monitoring is a great way to detect and avoid threats. One of the prime ways this happens is through identification of and addressing of anomalous behavior. Without network monitoring, certain threats are certainly more apt to intrude.
Insight into User Activity
Sometimes, internal users on your network constitute an incidental operational threat, and this can’t be identified except through recognition and address of patterns as they pertain to user activity. Proper monitoring assists in helping you educate users, and even isolating their access privileges based on their activity, if such a thing becomes necessary.
Attaining Data to Justify Equipment Upgrades
If you’re always monitoring your operations, you’re going to have no difficulty determining when one kind of equipment or other is “lagging” behind. Collecting information on this particular bit of equipment is a great way to demonstrate that an upgrade is necessary. When you can put that information before those who authorize purchasing, it expedites the process.