NetBeez is a network monitoring platform that verifies end-to-end connectivity and network performance via dedicated hardware and software agents.
The agents can be installed at remote offices, data centers, and cloud environments to monitor, from the end-user perspective, the status of the network and applications.
Network engineers can review real-time and historical performance data on the NetBeez dashboard, quickly detecting network problems that impact users and applications.
View Technology Overview and Benefits
Distributed network performance monitoring
Service assurance via active network tests
Quick identification of network vs. application issues
Support for customizable alert detection rules
Support for wired, wifi, and cloud monitoring agents
Support for custom service status portals via public API
The dashboard is organized in different views, or tabs, to enable its users to easily process the information collected by the agents. Here are the most important ones:
The main screen of the NetBeez dashboard provides a high-level overview of network quality and applications monitored by the agents. In this view, the user can quickly be alerted about network or application issues that end-users are experiencing.
The Agents tab is used to configure agents’ settings and review their statuses. For each agent, the user can review its network configuration details, open alerts and incidents, tests results, and run commands via the interactive console.
The Targets tab is used to check and create the status of a monitoring target. Targets can be: an HTTP-based application, a DNS server, a generic set of network tests (e.g. ping and traceroute) between agents or against a generic host.
The WiFi tab is used to add wireless networks that will be monitored by the WiFi agents. This tab also shows lists of the performance metrics detected by the agents for each network, such as: Signal strength, link quality, channel, and BSSIDs available.
NetBeez is comprised of a central server and of the monitoring agents. The central server can be deployed on-premise as a virtual appliance or in the cloud on providers like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
NetBeez supports different types of monitoring agents:
- Plug-and-play hardware sensors that support Ethernet and WiFi
- Linux software packages
- Virtual machines compatible with VMware, KVM, and Hyper-V
- Cloud instances for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud
- Cisco virtual services
The agents send real-time network availability and performance data to the central server, where the data is processed for alerting and display on the dashboard. The dashboard is used get key-performance indicators of network and service quality as seen by the end users.