A network management software is a program that discovers, provisions, monitors and maintains computer networks.
Computer Networks can be very complex but, thanks to a network management software, this complexity becomes manageable.
A network management software:
- Collects information about network devices and exposes network faults, compliance issues, performance bottlenecks and other malfunctions.
- Has a wireless scanning tool that gathers information on the wireless networks present in the area, their signal strength and whether or not they are close enough to cause issues.
- Is responsible for monitoring all of the problems in the network and protecting it from unauthorized users.
Channel assignments and overlaps can also be managed through cloud-based wifi network management software that has a centralized control over the access points. Centralized cloud-based control makes it possible to identify, diagnose and resolve issues from one location and monitor networks from a web-based application.