Category: Network


SaaS Plus, a new way of monitoring your Infrastructure with Pandora FMS

July 16, 2021

SaaS Plus, new ways to exploit monitoring With Pandora FMS SaaS monitoring you can start operating almost instantly, using our Enterprise technology, thanks to any of our certified partners who offer this service. This allows you to focus exclusively on the operational aspects, control …



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What is Packet Loss & How Can it Affect Your Network?

November 2, 2020

What is Packet Loss & How Can it Affect Your Network? At Pandora FMS, we know that even the most minor of network issues can quickly throw a wrench in your company’s daily operations. One of the most common network issues many experience is …


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10 Reasons Network Monitor Software is a Must

October 26, 2020

10 Reasons Network Monitor Software is a Must Ever since the 1980s, network monitoring systems have been in place for companies that rely on computer networks to perform their daily operations. Since their implementation, they’ve undergone drastic changes and now, provide IT teams with …


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Network traffic analysis tools for 2020

October 14, 2020

The Best Network Traffic Analysis Tools of 2020 and Some Key Questions Galaxy: Milky Way. Planet: Earth, Solar System. Date: Year of the Rat, number 4718 from Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor. Spaceship: Pandora FMS Enterprise. Voyager 2 spaceship reports that its older twin sister …



What are Some of the Perks Offered by Pandora FMS Network Mapper?

September 7, 2020

What are Some Perks Offered by Pandora FMS Network Mapper? When it comes to mapping your network, having the right tools at your disposal can make things much easier, which is why Pandora FMS offers an extensive network mapper, so you can always keep …


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Pandora FMS SNMP trap monitoring

August 27, 2020

Pandora FMS SNMP trap monitoring As network technology evolves, the SNMP world evolves with it. They create new network hardware that contains more and more OIDs to be able to stay updated on the status of more details of the product. This entails the …


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How to Select the Best Network Monitoring Tool for Your Needs

August 17, 2020

How to Select the Best Network Monitoring Tool When it comes to protecting your company’s important data and network, it doesn’t matter what size your firm is, keeping things safe and running smoothly should be a top priority. For this reason, many invest in …


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Network operating system: operation, history and monitoring

August 5, 2020

How a network operating system works and how to monitor it In the early days of telephony, there were few people who had phone numbers in every town and city. There were just a few numbers to remember and if your brain failed, you …



Advanced Network Monitoring with Pandora FMS

July 15, 2020

Advanced network monitoring for big and small companies Pandora FMS has become well known as a reliable, flexible advanced network monitoring solution. It allows businesses of all sizes to monitor and manage network and hardware issues in real time, and integrates all of the …


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4 Important Benefits of Remote Checks with Software Agents

May 13, 2020

Why using Remote Checks is vital for any company One of the biggest impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the number of employees asked or required to work from home. Whilst the capability to work completely remotely has been available for many years …


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What is a Server Operating System? How can we monitor it?

April 28, 2020

Server operating system: a basic and fundamental piece of software Web server. File server. Email server… In this post we could review most of the servers we use every day; this world is highly interconnected on a global scale. I write these lines from …


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What is network scanning? How to do it?

March 19, 2020

Starting monitoring? Remember network scanning goes first! The work of an admin or network administrator may seem ordinary, that type of work that just follows a guide, but right now, you could not be further from truth. Here I bring you network scanning, a …


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Network baseline: new technologies, new challenges

November 13, 2019

Network baseline and the challenges imposed by new technologies The issue of network baseline arose quite some time ago. Everything started from the understanding that networks are not static entities, but are a set of elements that change over time. It was also understood …


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Let’s talk about the BGP protocol and its monitoring

September 4, 2019

BGP Protocol: Relevance, Basic Concepts and Monitoring The BGP protocol has become a fundamental part of the operation and performance of the Internet. Therefore, it is obvious that we should undertake the BGP monitoring process when monitoring applications or those services that are offered …


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Network Emulation. Bringing real-world conditions to the test environment

July 24, 2019

Network emulation: the problem of configuration factors The Network Emulation is a relevant technology when making tests related to the behaviour of our platform. Let’s look at these situations: We have developed a new application and wondered how it will behave when we put …


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Why does CUBIC take us back to TCP congestion control?

July 10, 2019

TCP Congestion Control: basic outline and TCP CUBIC algorithm TCP congestion control is a fundamental part of this protocol and over the years has undergone a process of constant improvement through the generation of different versions, such as TCP Tahoe, Reno, Vegas, and so …



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Understanding network management protocols

May 16, 2019

Network Management Protocols: A Guide to Understanding Them Understanding network management protocols can be an arduous task. It is easy to miss the technical term, the different procedures, the different ways of formatting the data, the multiple options, etc. To facilitate this task we …


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Network traffic analysis: from packet analysis to flow analysis

May 14, 2019

Network traffic analysis as a foundation for monitoring Monitoring has always relied on both network administration and network traffic analysis. Both fields provide ways to obtain data that allows us to obtain information about the general state of the platform. It is easy to …


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Intent based networking

April 18, 2019

Intent Based Networking: the new level of abstraction For some time now, there has been a great deal of talk about Intent Based Networking (IBN) as the next big goal to reach in the network field, or at least in the network management field. …


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VXLANs: Applying Virtualization to Networks.

April 11, 2019

VXLAN Network: a network between virtual machines, wherever they are The development of VXLAN technology or extensible virtual networks is usually associated with the implementation of service provider company platforms. However, the fundamental idea around VXLAN is applicable to any platform and arises to …


WAN Load Balancers Monitoring

How to monitor WAN load balancers

March 21, 2019

Introduction to WAN Load Balancers Monitoring Since load balancers are active devices that can be included in the design of a WAN, the question arises: Should we adapt our monitoring scheme to include something that could be called Load Balancer Monitoring? To answer this …


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Internet Backup: Cloud Backup Cost

March 12, 2019

Cloud Backup Cost: Things to Keep in Mind Before You Buy A backup is a set of files that are mirrors or exact images of their originals at any given time. They are generally compressed to save space both in storage and transport. They …


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Wifi monitoring: the range of the wireless signal with Pandora FMS

February 26, 2019

Wifi monitoring, power and wireless network range Although since 1985 the federal government of the United States of America provided the radio bands (frequencies) to be used for our daily use, it was not until 1999 when the brand Wi-Fi® was registered, which means …


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What is DNS? Some basic concepts

February 22, 2019

What is DNS? Learn about its advantages and disadvantages What is DNS? DNS is the Domain Name System, or the hierarchical system of nomenclature that orders the names of members who connect to IP networks, such as the Internet. In this article we will …


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Let’s talk about dark fiber

February 21, 2019

Dark fiber: concept, pros, cons, challenges and monitoring There is a very interesting alternative in the market in terms of communications services; we refer to the possibility of leasing or buying dark fiber segments. Since the 90s of the last century, many companies have …



Deep Packet Inspection

Deep Packet Inspection: What’s next?

February 7, 2019

Deep Packet Inspection: is this the Future of Analysers? Since all technology traffic analysers have evolved, and in order to answer the question of what the next step in this evolution is many experts suggest that the deep packet inspection is the point to …


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Traffic Analyzers: I already have a capture, and now what?

January 24, 2019

Traffic Analyzers: What do they do and how are they used? When we are faced with a performance problem related to those responsible for the applications and those responsible for the network platform, we usually think about how useful it would be to have …


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Monitoring Unicast Flooding Traffic

January 17, 2019

Unicast Flooding Traffic: root cause and monitoring Unicast Flooding Traffic is associated with the learning process of network switches. In fact, with this method, switches identify the MAC addresses of the devices that are accessible by each of their ports, thus constructing a table …


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Network Blind Spots: Total Visibility or Not

January 3, 2019

Network blind spots: visibility, monitoring and security issues Network blind spots study is framed within a field controlled by three well interconnected elements: monitoring, security and visibility. Here are the two main principles that rule over this universe and are relevant to the topic …


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WAN monitoring: changes associated with the Internet-based model

December 19, 2018

WAN monitoring and the Internet-based model When we think about WAN monitoring we usually start from the basics: the behaviour of remote communication links will directly affect the performance of our applications. Therefore, we understand that if traffic over the communications link experiences high …


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About wireless monitoring

December 4, 2018

Wireless Monitoring: Relevance and Tools The concept “Wireless Monitoring” is quite broad. In fact, it covers all wirelessly instrumented communications platforms and the monitoring we can do on them. We are talking about everything from the short-range signal of a Bluetooth device to sensors …


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The importance of Data Backup in Pandora FMS

November 28, 2018

Importance of Data Backup: Learn how to be protected If you value stability and anticipation, if you love being on the safe side, you should know the importance of Data Backup. Performing a backup of the system is essential in order to maintain the …


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Certification Authority Authorization: Add extra security to your web domains

November 5, 2018

Certification Authority Authorization (CAA). How does it work? The Certification Authority Authorization is an additional specification or standard that brings extra security confirmation for our web domains. In this article we will describe, in general terms, its origin, how it works and recommendations in …


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