Date Added: Jun 2010
Network infrastructures are the bedrock upon which enterprises build, grow and support their businesses; to that end network managers are constantly making decisions that affect critical business activity across the network. Traditional click-and-wait-type applications, such as email, web browsing, and office productivity tools are being joined by real-time communications applications such as voice and video over IP. Today's network managers are faced with significant challenges to optimize application performance, availability and Quality of Service (QoS) in the face of the explosion in the density and diversity of end systems attaching to the infrastructure. Network managers need granular visibility into users, devices and applications that are using network bandwidth, as well as events or other disruptions of service.