From the rock bottom start of a company to its apex of online business management spheres, it is important to think well, move fast, and kill quick. This connects with being able to predict future downtime and network infrastructure failure. To think well is to anticipate that something could go wrong with the infrastructures. To move fast is make the moves necessary to avoid the anticipated failures. To kill quick is to overhaul the chances of the anticipated failures with immediate effect.
As much as you make your network as predictable as though you could smell the rat, as Murphy’s law has it, if something has to go wrong, it will definitely go wrong. Now, make no mistake about that. For the most part, the failures happen when you least expect; you know, like just when you feel safest. Then fair is foul and foul is fair.
Some network failures that can occur are slow internet connection, high latency rates, and issues with bandwidth and bugs.
Although you may be confident about your infrastructure setup, you must prepare yourself against the rainy obstacles. IT companies all over the world are doing the same, breaking their teams into the technicalities involved in responsive, proactive network monitoring in today’s IT world.
The think well, move fast, and kill quick approach to proactive network monitoring highlighted at the start of this article. Thus it is designed to help individuals, IT companies, and business owners who run their private network servers prepare for disasters.
Think Fast- this part of the approach is called identifying problems and finding alternatives. For instance, if you have unauthorised users operating on your network facilities and using up your bandwidth, you need to stop them. You need to think of what tools to use to determine who is at fault. Some of the tools are SYSLOG , NMAP, TRACERT for windows and traceroute for LINUX ,NAGIOS, etc. Think of the best of the tools to use for the moment. You’ve got quite a number of alternatives available such as using firewalls to filter packets or deny unauthorised users access, use deny host and PKI to secure SSH, change default ports to servers, or close all ports on sendmail and open only the submission port, to mention but a few. You’ve got quite a lot of options available. One more thing, you should understand that making wrong of the option to use could create a cycle of problems and create unnecessary ones as well..
For the most part, move fast when you don’t have options available. Learn to improvise. Come up with solutions when nobody can see one. Your server is down; some kinda server bug issues you haven’t experienced before. You’ve got a situation you probably haven’t found yourself in before, don’t get stuck, and find a way out.
Finally, kill quick. Once you have completed two processes highlighted above, act fast and thwart the threats and attack from the unauthorised.
For an individual or a company which owns a network facility, sitting back and watching arms is an ill wind and it just won’t blow any good. So start taking your responsive, proactive network monitoring to the next horizon.