Network Monitoring

Keep a Close Eye on the Health of your Network

A network monitoring system monitors an internal network for problems. It can find and help resolve snail-paced webpage downloads, lost-in-space e-mail, questionable user activities and file deliveries caused by overloaded, crashed servers, dicey network connections or other devices.

With network monitoring, you can stay on top of your IT network, and resolve the root causes of downtime preemptively.

How important is network monitoring?

  • To maintain the network’s current health, ensuring availability and improving performance.
  • Track data moving along cables and through servers, switches, connections and routers to provide important real-time information.
  • A quick toggle allows you to switch to your redundancy systems with one click.
  • Optimal routing of alerts, alarms and other notifications.
  • Build a database of critical information that the organization can use to plan for future growth.

Why Network Monitoring is an Essential Part of your IT Ecosystem

Oversee an Assortment of Devices

Monitoring traffic is a fundamental task and generally focuses on resources that support internal end users. So network monitoring systems have evolved to oversee an assortment of devices:

  • Servers and Desktops
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Mobile phones

Address Resource Management Issues

Network monitoring systems can continuously record devices as they are added, removed or undergo configuration changes. These tools segregate devices dynamically. Some common rubrics are:

  • IP address
  • Service
  • Type (switch, router, etc.)
  • Physical location

Such automatic discovery and categorisation of segments can help you pinpoint problems in your network, as well as plan for future growth.

Allocate Resources to Maintain System Integrity

A network monitoring system (NMS) will help to make sense of complex large environments, issuing reports that managers use to:

  • Confirm regulatory and policy compliance
  • Measure latency, or the delayed transfer of data
  • Solve efficiency-sapping mysteries like dropped mail sessions
  • Spot overloaded equipment before it can bring down a network
  • Identify weak wide-area-network links and other bottlenecks
  • Find anomalous internal traffic that might indicate security breaches

Critical Insight into Conditions Governed by an SLA

An effective network monitoring system (NMS) keeps managers up to date on whether a given device, service or application is meeting contractually mandated performance levels (SLA).

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Data Back-Ups

Backup procedures to ensure successful data restoration

Through routine, frequent testing of the full backup and recovery process for all backup technologies in play, our team ensures that your backups are existent and recoverable when data disaster rears its gruesome head. Issues are fixed before data gremlins such as hard drive failures, natural disasters, or ransomware delete IP and PPI data hoards.

Avoid regulatory investigations, potential litigation and lost business through brand damage

Our team ensures that a complete restoration of every last file to a clean system is performed. Frequent tests and test results made sure that the technologies and procedures in question backed information up successfully, restored it successfully, and that the backup targeted and captured all the data that should be backed up.

Considerations for Developing Backup and Restore Procedures

  • Delegation of Tasks
    It is critical that reliable personnel perform your backup and restore operations.
  • Time-Sensitive Backup Questions
    In addition to determining when and how often backups take place, it is important to know how long it takes to retrieve backup media and perform a restore.
  • In the Event of a Backup Problem
    If backup fails due to hardware problems, is standby hardware on-site or available on loan from your vendor? Availability of hardware and software technical support has to be considered carefully.
  • Security Considerations
    The security of your backup operations, as well as the security of the storage location, is of paramount importance.
  • Policy Considerations
    Developing a backup-and-restore process and deciding what to back up requires that you either set or comply with company policy.
  • Technical Considerations
    Determine how your backups are performed and the process in place for dealing with unforeseen occurrences during a backup or restore.
  • Testing Backup-and-Restore Procedures
    Develop backup-and-restore strategies with appropriate resources and personnel, and then test them. A good plan ensures fast recovery of lost data.
  • Documenting Backup-and-Restore Procedures
    Keeping accurate backup records such as media labels, catalogs and online log files and log books etc is essential to finding missing information quickly.
  • Conducting Verify Operations
    Perform a verify operation after every backup and after every file recovery.

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup

Client Diversity

Measures the degree of diversity in PC OS platforms, the timeliness to support the new version of the key PC OS platforms and, to a lesser degree, the capability to back up user files created directly in the cloud, such as Google Drive.

PC Migration

PC migration has become very useful to help reduce user downtime and increase user productivity. This capability measures the ability to migrate the entire PC content to a new device, including system and personal settings.

Mobile Device Support

Measures the mobile app's functions to access and download backup files, as well as to back up data generated by mobile apps such as camera and contacts. It also measures the ability to avoid backup traffic on cellular networks and the ability to support EFSS.


Evaluates the techniques to boost backup and restore performance, such as backup methods, deduplication and local cache, as well as network, disk I/O and CPU throttling.

Backup Frequency

This function, also known as recovery point objective (RPO), measures how a data loss window can be reduced by more frequent backup, especially for the mobile workforce.


Measures the size of the deployments in the real world, such as the largest deployment in production and the references' deployment sizes, as well as any limitations for file size and count.


Evaluates functions such as cloud security, encryption and industry standards certification, access control methods, and remote wipe/remote tracking.

User/Administrator Experience

Examines end-user experiences such as self-service restore and administrative functions such as delegation, updates, monitoring/reporting and user interface ease of use.

Public Cloud Integration

Evaluates the product's integration with public cloud, supported by evidence of overall endpoint backup business generated via cloud services and the breadth of the geographic coverage in terms of data center locations used by a single-service provider.

Resiliency and Storage Efficiency

Measures the infrastructure functions significant to on-premises deployments, including server/storage high availability, data integrity checks and storage efficiency techniques.

Data Governance

Examines functions that allow organizations to manage data governance such as full-text search, in-place legal hold, audit trail, and integration capabilities with e-discovery tools.

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Disaster Recovery

Keep Your Business Up and Running With a Solid Disaster Recovery Plan

Threats to business critical systems are many and varied. Natural disasters like flooding and fire, along with people factors, such as disgruntled employees or human error that lets in a virus, make it essential to have a disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

Timeline for
Disaster Recovery

Preparing for Disaster Recovery

When a disaster threatens to affect your organization, you need to be fully prepared to rebuild your operations and continue providing service and support to your customers.

  • Establish your desired Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and make disaster recovery choices based on identification of business tiers and mission-critical applications.
  • Clearly delineate how much of the security function will be managed by your provider and how much you are retaining responsibility for.
  • Understand your business application recovery tiers based on the impact of downtime to your business. This helps to determine the optimum solution with the right technologies and products for your various tiers.
  • Prepare specific recovery plans for each scenario of disaster, and then document the specific steps needed for each of those plans.
  • Understand current and future projects and initiatives to ensure they are considered.
  • Map your critical business applications to the underlying IT infrastructure. Document any interdependencies that exist between them.
  • Automate as many fail-over procedures as possible to take the human factor out of the equation.
  • To ensure that your disaster recovery strategy and tools will do the job, run regular tests to make sure that the backup plan works.

Disaster Recovery Services protects against the implications of workplace disaster:

Hot Backup Facility

We offer hot backup sites which provide a set of mirrored stand-by servers that automatically runs the recovery process once a disaster occurs.

Every night, we protect your business by sending copies of your critical data files to our secure offsite data storage facility.

Warm Backup Facility

A warm backup site acts as a preventative measure, as it allows you to pre-install your hardware and pre-configure your computer integrated systems. In the event of a disaster, all you have to do is initialize the software and restore your system.

Cold Backup Facility

Lantone Systems provides lower cost solutions such as cold sites, which is essentially a data centre space with network connectivity that contains all your critical data, ready for use in the disaster recovery process. Our engineers will help you move your physical hardware into our data centre and start the recovery process.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Building cloud storage into your disaster recovery plan can help redistribute the upfront expense of deploying on premise technology. Cloud-based disaster recovery services eliminate the need for site-to-site replication, as well as the cost of additional Disaster Recovery infrastructure and real estate. Your IT assets are in the cloud, located far away from the primary site, and you can be anywhere across the globe and restore your files 24/7/365.

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Network Security

Can Your Technology Stand Up to a Barrage of New Security Threats?

Today, addressing security risk and threats is an ongoing rapid process. Organisations of all sizes need to protect themselves from the constant evolution of threats. Our team at Lantone is working with customers every day to eliminate dangerous gaps in protection and boost employee productivity at the same time.

Essentials of an efficient network security policy

  • Centralize IT tools to create a single, integrated point-of-contact for all network and security events
  • Centralize instrumentation and have the means to extend operational controls
  • Ensure higher availability, improved security and increased data confidence
  • Streamline event correlation, performance monitoring and security information management
  • Remove barriers, extend controls and leverage processes to improve IT responsiveness and reduce costs and risks
  • Integrate IT governance, risk and compliance management functionality

Using Next Generation Technology to Protect Your Network and Stay Ahead of Modern Security Threats

Network Packet Brokers (NPBs)

A visibility and security architecture multiplies the effectiveness of security tools by enabling access to data throughout the network using intelligent intermediary devices known as network packet brokers (NPBs) to access and transform the data into a format that one or more security tools can use.

Synchronizing Endpoint, Network Security

We implement synchronized security solutions to detect threats and autonomously isolate infected devices. If suspicious traffic is identified by the firewall, or malware is detected on the endpoint, security and threat information is instantly shared securely via between endpoints and the firewall. For companies who do not have the luxury of extensive in-house security teams, this new approach can help bolster productivity while streamlining security operations

Simulate Attacks for Context-Aware Risk Assessments

Attack simulation technology looks at network context, asset criticality, business metrics, and existing security controls when determining the impact of a potential attack. Attack simulation tools enable security teams to target use of their intrusion prevention systems (IPS) protection, activating only necessary signatures, maximizing performance, and prioritizing vulnerabilities.

Secure Change Management

Once a network is in compliance, a secure change management process is needed to maintain continuous compliance and validate that planned changes do not introduce new risk. To maintain network security, change management processes can be used to determine the impact of a proposed change before implementing the change.

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See how we can safeguard your IT network from all sorts of threats

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