Networking continues to become more complex; therefore, you need a more robust set of monitoring tools. This chapter reviews some of the key tools and aspects of monitoring your network as proactively as possible.
Let’s begin this chapter by examining the most popular tools.
Packet/Network Analyzer—Also termed a protocol analyzer or network analyzer, this tool is most often a combination of hardware and software that you install in a computer or network to improve protection against malicious activity. Network analyzers can supplement firewalls, antivirus programs, and spyware detection programs.
In addition to the tremendous security enhancements they offer, packet analyzers also help you ...