Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Network Interface Utilization (one check per network interface)

Monitoring the network interface ensures that if there are any high levels of activity you will be alerted.

Programs accessing the internet, remote users, file or large print jobs may all use network bandwidth to complete their tasks.

More destructive elements such as worms or viruses may also cause a high level of activity over the network.

This check samples the total number of bits transferred in either direction over a 5 second period and is set to Alert by default if it the average bits exceeds 40% of the current available bandwidth.

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