Monitoring of Informational Technology systems offers a number of advantages: alarms, rapid threat detection, detection of the source of problems, etc.

Although the proper functioning of a company depends on many elements, Information Technology systems are one of the most crucial elements. Errors or failures in computer systems are inevitable and can put not only their own functioning at risk, but that of the entire company. To avoid this situation, one of the most common and effective solutions among organizations is the monitoring of computer systems. In this way, they are able to respond at any time to any problem, guaranteeing the correct and continuous operation of the company.

Monitoring of a computer system involves the installation of a series of sensors in the hardware and software elements that record the situation of all processes and aspects of the system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This monitoring allows the company to track and display the status of the infrastructure as well as the existing subsystems.

The analysis of all the processes of the system is conducted according to priorities previously established by the user, generating, and finally sending to the administrator different reports that contain all the detailed and necessary information of the system to avoid possible threats or failures and, thus, find solutions to avoid them.

Monitoring of IT systems offers several advantages for a company:

Alarm settings

One of the functionalities offered by system monitoring tools is the configuration of alarms. From the notification of detection of incidents and the warning of a full hard disk to the occupation of memory close to the limit or a high volume of disk write permissions in circulation, are some examples of the types of alarms that can be registered in the system. In addition, some tools allow you to send these notices through different channels, such as phone, email, or instant messaging.

Rapid threat detection

A fully monitored system can prevent external threats and attacks from occurring. Thanks to existing tools, it is possible to prevent these threats without the need for specialized technicians. The system can know when the threat occurs, as well as be aware of it as soon as possible. In this way, the tools meet the objectives of both the detection speed and the detection accuracy of the attack.

Real-time system status awareness

It is important to quickly identify any issues that may arise so that you can resolve them before they cause any major damage to the system. Thanks to the monitoring configuration, any user can access the status of computer systems in real time. A complete analysis of all the internal components of the system is carried out, shown through interactive graphs, to always know what is happening within the system.

Detecting the source of problems

It is not only important to know the status of the system in real time to avoid possible major incidents, but also to be able to detect the origin of the incidents. If the system is not monitored, it is sometimes difficult to explain why incidents occur, as well as isolate them in test environments. Therefore, if these problems are detected quickly and their cause can be determined, it will be easier to get rid of them.

Cost reduction

All the above benefits result in a cost reduction for the company. Thanks to monitoring, computer systems have new functionalities that represent a significant saving in costs, since it is not necessary to invest in companies or external technicians who perform these actions.

Increased efficiency

With system monitoring, the infrastructure begins to execute activities independently. In this way, both system administrators and users can devote their time to performing other tasks, because now the monitor is responsible and in charge of notifying if there is a problem that requires external attention.

In short, the modernization of computer systems is an increasingly necessary activity in companies, since it establishes the degree of health of the system and to have a reliable and stable system. In order to generate a high level of security in the infrastructures of the companies and avoid possible threats, it is necessary to know the state of the environment at all times.