Think about going to the dentist for your cleaning or going to the doctor for your yearly physical—both of these appointments are incredibly important to your health but they aren’t urgent. Instead, this type of medical care is called proactive or preventative care. Now, think of your office. Proactive monitoring is essentially a physical or oral cleaning for your servers and computers. Ready for more specifics?
Proactive network monitoring is typically done on large networks at campuses and in office buildings, but it can be useful for even the smallest of networks. The popularity of video chatting, high data traffic, and digital voice lines have all placed a huge demand on networks. Proactive monitoring on a network can even take place through applications that will notify the appropriate engineer if the network gets over a certain threshold or has a certain indicator appear. Proactive monitoring allows you to stop your network from getting overloaded or shutting down before it ever happens.
It seems like another data breach gets announced every week, and they take huge tolls on the companies and customers that are affected. Proactive monitoring of security can identify potential breaches or early breaches that could snowball into something more serious and put them to a stop. By proactively monitoring your network’s security, you can lower your company’s risk of falling prey to a hacker.
Data Center Monitoring
Especially important for many businesses (and especially misunderstood for many businesses) is the server room. Server rooms or data centers typically involve lots of wires, lots of cooling and power equipment, and many servers and network equipment pieces. Proactive monitoring for your data center or server room means taking the vitals of all the electronic devices (like in the hospital) to make sure that they are healthy and running well. This can help identify things that need to be replaced soon and make sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.
Proactive Monitoring from Micro Records
Micro Records can help your business stay safe with proactive monitoring through our partnership with Davis IS, Inc… For more information about how we can help your business utilize proactive monitoring, a transition to doing things digitally, get rid of sensitive documents securely, or benefit from new technology solutions, visit us online or give us a call at (877) 410-SCAN. For more tips on transitioning your business to paperless document management, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Flickr.