Monitoring your Internet VPN is essential for assessing the health of your enterprise wide area network (WAN) and collecting vital statistics for planning and maintenance purposes. It helps identify early signs of improper or inaccurate use. This will allow enterprise IT or network security staff to take proactive measures to avoid major incidents in the first place. Monitoring your VPN also helps to identify and track malicious activities on the network. When incidents occur, data collected from monitoring events will help you analyze the ongoing problem and can assist in future incident response, analysis and potential prosecution.
Email your VPN-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was first published in November 2011