Network Performance Monitoring Tools

What is network performance monitoring software?

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Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) consists of solutions that use a variety of data sources to give a comprehensive picture of how networks (including corporate on-premises, cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid, and other networks) are operating. 


Data sources include the traffic generated by network devices. Rough network packets Health indicators and events generated by network devices Through the deployment of cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning algorithms, NPM solutions increasingly include diagnostic procedures and forensic data to uncover the fundamental causes of performance degradation (ML). Last but not least, NPM tools offer information into the caliber of the end-user experience based on network-derived performance metrics.


Using network monitoring, you can keep a close eye on the functioning of your network while gaining insights at the device and interface levels. Understand network behavior, examine a health dashboard, view NetFlow, visualize the network hierarchy using a map, and instantly resolve network problems with SNMP trap warnings.

Network performance monitoring tools are essential for tracking and analyzing the performance of your network infrastructure. These tools provide insights into network latency, bandwidth utilization, packet loss, response times, and other key metrics. Here are some popular network performance monitoring tools:


SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM):

    • SolarWinds NPM is a comprehensive network performance monitoring tool that offers real-time visibility into network performance.
    • It provides features such as network device monitoring, traffic analysis, customizable dashboards, and alerting.
    • NPM also includes advanced capabilities like network mapping, performance baselining, and deep packet inspection.

Paessler PRTG Network Monitor:

    • PRTG Network Monitor is a versatile network monitoring solution that includes network performance monitoring features.
    • It offers bandwidth monitoring, packet sniffing, flow monitoring, and customizable dashboards.
    • PRTG supports various protocols and provides real-time alerts, detailed reporting, and historical data analysis.

Cisco ThousandEyes:

    • Cisco ThousandEyes is a cloud-based network monitoring platform that provides end-to-end visibility into network performance.
    • It offers network path visualization, performance testing, and monitoring for both on-premises and cloud environments.
    • ThousandEyes provides insights into network performance across different locations, ISPs, and application services.


Dynatrace is an application performance monitoring platform that also offers network performance monitoring capabilities.

    • It provides real-time monitoring of network performance metrics, including latency, throughput, and packet loss.
    • Dynatrace offers advanced analytics, root cause analysis, and end-to-end performance monitoring for distributed environments.


AppNeta is a network performance monitoring tool that focuses on monitoring application performance across networks.

    • It offers real-time monitoring, traffic analysis, and performance benchmarking.
    • AppNeta provides visibility into application response times, network latency, and network path analysis.


    • Zabbix is an open-source network monitoring tool that includes network performance monitoring capabilities.
    • It offers real-time monitoring of network devices, interfaces, and bandwidth utilization.
    • Zabbix provides customizable dashboards, alerting, and reporting options for network performance analysis.


Utilize our network monitoring tool in the cloud to take total control of your network.


RTT (Round Trip Time), SRT (Server Response Time), Delay, Jitter, and other performance indicators and data of IP communication are provided by the LogicVein Network Performance Monitoring solution. The method relies on LogicVein enterprise extensions, and it involves LogicVein Probe delivering performance indicators as part of IPFIX statistics to LogicVein Collector, which can store and report on these facts.


Since LogicVein Collector is compliant with the Cisco AVC (Application Visibility and Control) standard, performance indications from Cisco devices can also be obtained. The LogiVein Monitoring Center’s main statistics, analyses, and reports include measurements of NPM features (LMC). Dashboard widgets in LMC can be configured to track the response time of crucial applications or the network round trip time to key servers and systems (such as the delay in communication with enterprise data storage, the response time of servers through HTTP/HTTPS, etc.).


What is the operation of network performance monitoring?


Solutions for Network Performance Monitoring have historically gathered information from several sources, including SNMP, flow data, and packets. Together, they offer a comprehensive overview of the state of your network and the apps using it because each offers a unique viewpoint on the issue. For total visibility across hybrid or multi-cloud systems, Network Performance Monitoring solutions are often offered as hardware, virtual, and cloud software.



Network devices and their operations are managed and observed using the SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). It is one of the most extensively used protocols and offers the data required for the quick detection of network infrastructure issues. SNMP provides vital data and network diagnostics regarding the accessibility of network devices and interfaces as well as other performance indicators, including CPU and memory usage, bandwidth utilization, packet loss, delay, errors, and discards. A wide variety of hardware, including routers, switches, and endpoints like printers, scanners, and internet of things (IoT) devices, 


Flow data

Network hardware, including routers, switches, and other devices, produce flow data. Flow data offers comparable information, much like a phone bill that details who you spoke to, how long you spoke for, how frequently, etc. We are aware of who speaks with whom when, how much data was sent over the network, for how long, how frequently, etc., but we are unaware of the topic of the conversation.


Advantages of using NetFlow for Network Traffic Monitoring


It is possible to learn important details about network users, peak usage periods, and traffic patterns by tracking and analyzing flow data. Flow-based network monitoring, as opposed to SNMP data, can analyze traffic patterns, provide a comprehensive perspective for tracking network bandwidth usage and WAN traffic, allow QoS validation and performance monitoring, and be used for network troubleshooting.

complete packet capture

The process of passively copying and storing data packets as they travel through a particular point in a network is known as packet capture. The packet is recorded in real-time and kept for a while so it may be examined. Packets assist in identifying and resolving issues with networks like:


  • identifying and fixing harmful network and application activity
  • recognizing security risks
  • identifying and fixing network issues like packet loss and retransmissions
  • recognizing capacity problems
  • Investigative network analysis for responding to incidents


At LogicVein, we have a motto that goes, “Packets don’t lie.” The payload and a header are the two components that make up a packet. The content of a phone conversation, an email, etc is known as the payload. The source and destination addresses of the packet are included in the header’s metadata. A packet can be collected and stored in its entirety or in part.


The LogicVein Approach


Device monitoring, flow monitoring, and complete packet capture and analysis solutions are all combined in the LogicVein Unified NPM. Because of the close integration of these solutions, you can solve intricate performance problems more rapidly. Additionally, they link with the LogicVein Portal, which compiles them into streamlined dashboards that make it simple to analyze complicated issues.


A dynamic map of network and application performance is produced by LogicVein using a combination of APM, EUEM, and NPM data from market-leading technologies. A thorough understanding of the environment can be obtained by various business and IT teams. You can quickly identify and resolve service issues before end users become aware, saving time and resources.