As business grows in a computer age it is not just a luxury to have a network management system, it is a necessity. Such a system monitors the flow and storage of data, detects flaws in the network, routes Internet connections within local area network (LAN), metropolitan area network (MAN), and wide area network (WAN), designs large-scale network projects and vendor network migration and more. What makes one solution better than others? Convenience of use, scalability, and reliability.
NETSAS is an Australian company that has created Enigma Network Management, a network management system that can be used in mission critical, service provider multi-vendor, and enterprise multi-vendor networks and includes network performance analysis and audits and network management audits. It is easily scalable to more than 10,000 network nodes, more than 200,000 network interfaces and can use more than 1000 servers and apps.
Moreover, it needs no maintenance, scripting or agents. There is no need to hire someone with Linux knowledge or server or database administration skills. As the company puts it, “Enigma just works.”
It monitors 24 different computing elements including traffic utilization and analysis; discards; errors; broadcasts; CPU and memory utilization; ping response times; QoS classes utilization and drops; SYSLOG events; SNMP traps; configuration and routing changes; MPLS critical events; device reboots; environment parameters like temperature and voltage; changes to hardware compositions of network device; present but undiscoverable network devices; application server, CPU, memory, file system, and running processes; and newly discovered network nodes.
Enigma features QoS (Quality of Service), which communicates to your network devices how to handle particular types of traffic. According to NETSAS, it significantly enhances your system’s monitoring and troubleshooting aptitudes and Enigma auto detects and monitors all QoS related material and can test carrier QoS performance against SLA and identify any problems.
Enigma NMS also includes the Traffic Analyzer module. It does not require any configuration and operates the moment it senses incoming traffic. It features NETFLOW-MIB and can also be configured to use proxy PC if you don’t have netflow-enabled network devices.
Networking Computing reviewed Enigma NMS and wrote, “Enigma NMS brings a refreshingly new approach to monitoring enterprise networks because it scales easily to thousands of devices.”
The review notes that the application operates on CentOS, so it can be set up as either a physical or virtual appliance. The magazine also points out that loading Enigma NMS on top of a base OS took them only a few minutes. They declared that the discovery process was “lightning fast as Enigma NMS spotted all our Windows servers, workstations, printer, switches and routers in only a few seconds. “
Enigma NMS has a dashboard that offers a complete overview of all the monitored devices along with system and interface performance graphs. It can be customized and a polling engine alerts you if devices are not responding.
Network Computing concludes, “Enigma NMS provides total visibility on enterprise networks. It allows support staff to quickly identify, analyze and remedy incidents as they occur. Its swift deployment, centralized management and very affordable price structure adds up and it comes highly recommended.”
To discover more, visit the company website.