So what is Network Performance Management – Network Performance Management is the discipline that focuses on proactive monitoring of your network infrastructure. Network Performance Management as a discipline focuses on providing an end to end view of network performance which would ideally include performance and availability of your networking devices, network links and any networking components along the way.

Provided below is a list of frequently used tools for purposes of Network Performance Management. At this point this page includes just links to the various tool vendors or websites. Over a period of time we intend to introduce a summary of different tools, tool reviews including a short description of their strengths and weaknesses to help readers better grasp positioning of the relevant tools and frameworks within the enterprise.

Network Performance Management

Vendor Area Of Focus Link
Bandwidthd Network Performance Monitoring Link
Cacti Network Performance Monitoring Link
Nagios (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
NTOP (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
Observium (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
OpenNMS Network Performance Monitoring Link
Pandora FMS (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
PRTG Network Performance Monitoring Link
Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor Network Performance Monitoring Link
The Dude (Freeware) Network Performance Monitoring Link
Zabbix (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
Zenoss (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link
OpenNMS Network Performance Monitoring Link
Pandora FMS (Open Source) Network Performance Monitoring Link

Packet Capture & Analysis

Vendor Area Of Focus Link
Colasoft Capsa (Freeware) Packet Capture & Analysis Link
Fiddler (Freeware) Packet Capture & Analysis Link
Microsoft Network Monitor (Freeware) Packet Capture & Analysis Link
Microsoft Network Analyzer (In Beta – Successor to Network Monitor) Packet Capture & Analysis Link
Wireshark (Open Source) Packet Capture & Analysis Link

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