Monitoring your network and hosts is gathering and honing the tools to “walk the wall” so we can sleep at night.

  • Announcements
  • Configuration - Hosts
  • Network


At minimum, you should review public announcements from the hardware/software vendors, as well as from security related organisations.

Remember that you have a lot of independent/inter-dependent tools deployed on your site(s.)

Configuration - Hosts

There are numerous tools in the ports tree for monitoring, managing host configurations. Our primary tool of choice is:

Network Traffic / Performance

As a network expands, vagaries in performance requires a lot of data to more readily diagnose, assess.

  • Nagios
  • SNMP
  • netflow
  • smokeping

Other Resources / References