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What Is Network Device Monitoring?

End user experience now depends on the Internet as your applications are moving to the cloud, but traditional monitoring tools are siloed and only show a narrow slice of the picture. ThousandEyes integrates monitoring and visualization of device health, end-to-end network paths, and the performance of your internally hosted and cloud applications in one place. By monitoring the health of WAN network devices, such as wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers, IT staff are able to quickly analyze network device issues, including  overloaded or faulty interfaces, that could impact the performance of SaaS applications like Microsoft 365. With ThousandEyes, visualizing the network topology of your network devices, device interface issues can be tracked down in seconds and eliminate application-impacting device behaviors.

Auto Discover Devices in Your Network

Using LLDP/CDP and SNMP device polling, Device Layer auto-discovers network infrastructure, collects diagnostic information and maps out your devices in a single system topology so you can quickly locate failure points. This path visualization of your corporate network can be customized to help match your own understanding of the network.

Device Layer is available using ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents. These agents poll network devices like switches, routers and firewalls to monitor devices on your network for link states, throughput, errors, discards by interface, as well as other metrics. You can then track, report and alert on the performance of a device, subnet or your entire network, and compare new trends across time and locations to detect bottlenecks.


Get Seamless Visibility from Applications to Devices

When troubleshooting, you can view your network performance from different layers—either starting at a device level and moving up the stack to see how it’s impacted overall performance, or you can start with your application performance and drill down into network monitoring device-specific metrics to isolate issues. This gives you seamless visibility of your environment, from applications to devices, from Layer 2 to Layer 7—reducing MTTT and MTTR.

Product Brief

Network Device Monitoring

ThousandEyes Device Layer capability provides visibility into the performance of internal network devices by gathering network device topology, interface, and health metrics. It augments the ThousandEyes network path visualization with device-level context by visualizing devices and interface metrics along the Layer 3 network path, providing insights into how device health impacts service delivery.

Network Device Monitoring with ThousandEyes

See how ThousandEyes integrates monitoring and visualization of device health, end-to-end network paths and the performance of your internally hosted and cloud applications in one place. Identify critical dependencies in your internal network and monitor how device health impacts application performance.

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Why ThousandEyes?

Lower Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR)

Gain complete visibility into your network infrastructure so you can quickly get to the root cause, reduce MTTR, and improve overall network performance and end user experience.

Drill Down to Pinpoint Device Issues

ThousandEyes enables monitoring network devices inside your data center or branch office so you can quickly visualize problems to understand their impact on services.

Correlate Device, Network and Application Layers

Monitor network device health alongside network metrics, such as packet loss, latency and jitter, as well as application metrics, such as page load time, to gain a multi-layered system view of your application delivery

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