Networks are becoming critical components of business success – irrespective of
whether you are small or BIG. When network fails, customers and employees cannot
communicate, employees cannot access critical information or use basic print or email
services, resulting in productivity loss and revenue loss. Network monitoring software
tools reduce network outages and allow businesses to operate more fluently, cut costs,
and prevent revenue loss. And for those who are small and are not allowed to think of a
budget for network monitoring software, a better alternative is to start with open source
and freeware network monitoring software that reduce the time and money spent on
network administration and management. This paper talks about the top freeware and
open source network monitoring software available today.