Network traffic monitoring, in the context of NetScope, refers to the monitoring of network traffic passing from a Local Area Network (LAN) to a Wide Area Network (WAN). NetScope will monitor in the following ways:
- Peak inbound and outbound traffic with one second granularity. That is, NetScope does not average the traffic over one hour, half an hour, 15 minutes or even 5 minutes, it shows the traffic in real time every second.
- NetScope will divide your traffic into different applications such as Web, Email, Citrix and VPN. You can view those traffic classes as a whole, as they relate to each other, or ‘drill down’ (look individually) separately.
- NetScope will show traffic usage over time and allow you to report daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. This can assist with your planning needs.
- Traffic usage in total megabytes. This is useful to determine how much bandwidth you are using over a time period, and correlating that with your ISP.