A Survey of Network Performance Monitoring Tools

Travis Keshavtraviskeshav@hotmail.com


In today’s world of networks, it is not enough simply to have a network; assuring its optimal performance is key. This paper analyzes several facets of Network Performance Monitoring, evaluating several motivations as well as examining many commercial and public domain products.
Keywords: network performance monitoring, application monitoring, flow monitoring, packet capture, sniffing, wireless networks, path analysis, bandwidth analysis, network monitoring platforms, Ethereal, Netflow, tcpdump, Wireshark, Ciscoworks

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