Network Management

Network management refers to the broad subject of managing computer networks. There exists a wide variety of software and hardware products that help network system administrators manage a network. Network management covers a wide area, including:

  • Security: Ensuring that the network is protected from unauthorized users
  • Performance:Eliminating bottlenecks in the network.
  • Reliability: Making sure the network is available to users and responding to hardware and software malfunctions.

A general phrase for software that is designed to help set up, manage, and/or monitor computer networks. Networking software applications are available to manage and monitor networks of all sizes, from the smallest home networks to the largest enterprise networks.

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