Are Free Network Monitoring Master Stations Bad?

Morgana Siggins
Morgana Siggins
Monitoring Specialist

Everybody loves freebies, right? Of course, but sometimes free software that you can find online can be too good to be true. Network monitoring master stations are no different.

Your network is a core piece of your business as it provides mission-critical services, so you should protect it at all costs. Downloading free tools from the internet can put your PC at risk but this gets even worse if you're linking your network to it.

Certainly there are some advantages of using free monitoring services, especially when you're only getting started and just want to learn the basics - not really monitoring your network. But, if your needs are wider, it makes sense to have a secure platform that ensures you're compliant and your network information and controls are not at risk.

The good news is, you don't have to spend that much money to secure your network.

Why Paying For a Network Monitoring Master Station Is Cost-Effective

A remote monitoring solution allows you to keep an eye on your equipment and conditions from wherever you are. There are some free versions available, but if you want to monitor your network securely, you need to look at paid options.

A paid-for network master station ensures you're compliant with regulatory requirements, especially if you work for government agencies - or have government agencies as clients. You also get centralized access controls, file encryption, and activity tracking to make sure your system is 100% reliable.

A solution such as the T/Mon LNX can do all this and more.

What T/Mon Can Do That a Free Software Can't

If you're considering your options in terms of master stations for your network, you'll want to know exactly what you're getting. Here's what T/Mon can do that free master stations are often lacking.

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Do More With T/Mon

In the network monitoring world, the saying "you get what you've paid for" is very true. So, weighing in your options and spending your budget consciously is very important.

For a cost-effective solution, you can always count on T/Mon.

For peace of mind for you and your team, T/Mon master station has multiple layers of defense that ensure compliance with your standards. And, if you need a feature that T/Mon doesn't already support, just let us know - we can customize your device for you.

If you'd like to find out more about T/Mon and how it can increase your company's security and productivity, reach out to us.

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