Networks have evolved from being a flat network where there were only a handful of elements. Everything was connected—to a more complex design where there are a lot more technologies, such as cloud, wireless, remote users, VPN, IoT, mobile devices, and so on.
In spite of all the evolution that has occurred, one factor that has been constant is the need for network monitoring. Monitoring allows network admins to know what is going on in their network, be it with their WAN, LAN, VoIP, MPLS, and other connections or the state of various network elements or nodes such as the access, distribution and core switches, routers, firewalls, servers, client systems and so on.
Before you begin with network monitoring, it is necessary to understand networking in general, as well as essentials about every OS used globally. Knowledge about the essentials of networking and the elements that make up a computer network helps with better network management and monitoring.
Security captive application portal (SCAP) allows administrators to have full control of their entire network in the organisation. With SCAP you can require users to view or accept an Acceptable User Policy before accessing the Internet or intranet. The system is able to track all systems and kick them out of the network if rules are being broken. SCAP is designed to continuously monitor your local network, individual computers, and services that require careful attention and thorough control. SCAP will alert you of any problem encountered in advance and generate a detailed report on the circumstances of the failure
Go beyond launching scans and finding vulnerabilites