SNMP is a service you can use to manage your network remotely. It consists of a central station maintained by an administrator running the SNMP management software and smaller files (agents) on each of your network devices, including routers, switches, and servers.
Several vendors have designed SNMP software, including HP, Cisco, IBM, and SolarWinds. There are also open source versions available. This software allows you to monitor bandwidth and activity on devices, such as logins and port status.
You can remotely configure or shut down ports and devices using SNMP. You can also configure it . . .
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