Network monitoring is a necessary evil in the network and security business. Without monitoring, you can’t tell how well your network is performing or know how secure your systems truly are. Monitoring also helps establish accountability, because the actions of users can be traced directly to a particular user.
In this module, we will examine the different aspects of network monitoring and discuss some of the ways it can help you secure your environment. We’ll also look at how logs can provide different types of relevant information to help you monitor and secure the network. Network monitoring isn’t only about logs, however. We’re also going to look at different techniques used to monitor the network, including ...