IT industry is a continuous process of enhancing network systems, improving
communications and advancing the operating procedures of businesses. With the help of
these advanced applications and software, networking systems can be enhanced.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of the network management
requirements that was developed by Internet Engineering Task Force or IETF. This is a
subsidiary group of Internet Activities Board or IAB.
This is created to have a standard management in all LAN- based internet products like
routers, wiring the concentrators and bridge. This technology is created to decrease the
problems of network management and reduce the needed resources to be able to sustain
it. The Simple Network Management Protocol can give a tough, centralized networking
management for the company and provide a flexible system.
The Simple Network Management Protocol identifies how the management data is being
exchanged among management agents and other network management applications. This
system has numerous versions. The SNMPv1 [SNMPv1 Specs] and SNMPv2 [SNMPv2
Specs] are just some of the most popular versions of Simple Network Protocol. The
SNMP v1 network management architecture consists of workstation that facilitates the
application in network management.
This version has polls management agents that control data to agents. It also has a
Management information Base or MIB that identifies the data that can be gathered and
handled by the management systems. Aside from that, the SNMPv1 contains
management agents that gives information provided by the MIB passed to the
management applications and can control information.
The burden of collating the various information and data that comes streaming in from the many computers owned and used by the Business is an ardous task.
In the event of a Network Management setup, this is eventually made easier as the data is now managed under a centralized computer and a skilled IT team of experts.
In this way, the need for a company that offers virtually Network Management Services (NMServices) arises, and more and more Businesses are going for these companies to outsource their Network Management needs.
In some cases, it may be said that this is a more inexpensive way to do business because most of these companies that offer Network Management Services are interconnected with each other in terms of partnerships and agreements that can only result to leveraged telecommunications pricing.
For example, a company is in partnership with a local Telecommunications Provider and this partnership may result to lower rates in terms of data delivery and better efficiencies than an average NMServices with no partnership, which when combined can set lower risks for the Business itself.
There are also times when different Businesses engage in mergers and acquisitions with other Businesses.
These Businesses that were merged may already have their own separate Networks put into place.
For example, Mr. Sanders, owner of factories engaged in cigarette-making, buys up factories of garments.
Maintaining many different Networks will only overburden his central and main IT team.
And will surely result to disparate Networks inside his Corporation that are all complex and labor-intensive.
Now having a contract for NMServices with a company offering one, the Business may relegate the Network Management to them, eliminating the disparate Networks and forming a single, integrated and centralized Network Management infrastructure under expert and reliable hands.