In an article on Digital Recording, the value of SNMP tools to IT departments is discussed. A systems tool that IT professionals use, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), a combination of data objects, schemes and standards, increases the efficiency of network monitoring. This monitoring is a UDP-based network protocol that’s part of the Internet protocol suite.
“Once you understand all the tools available from an SNMP management tool you will want to take advantage of all the benefits this application offers to your network. The protocol will make your network management duties and responsibilities simpler, allowing you to focus on more challenging tasks.