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Top network monitoring software and visibility tools

Networking performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) software, whether running as an independent appliance or embedded in networking equipment, can help stave off productivity issues for internal corporate users as well as those interacting with the network from the outside.

But with ever-increasing traffic on corporate networks, users attempting to optimize connections to the cloud and new Internet of Things devices bombarding the network, enterprises and network performance monitoring vendors face growing challenges.

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“The goal of NPMD products is not only to monitor the network traffic and infrastructure to facilitate outage and degradation resolution but also to identify performance optimization opportunities,” Gartner analysts Sanjit Ganguli and Vivek Bhalla wrote in their recent Magic Quadrant report outlining the NPMD market. Gartner estimates NPMD is a $1.6 billion market growing at 20% annually.

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