The Benefits & Features of Obkio’s Windows Network Monitor

Alyssa Lamberti
Alyssa Lamberti Last updated on Dec. 2, 2020

The Benefits & Features of Obkio’s Windows Network Monitor

In Summary

Obkio users can now install Network Monitoring Agents on their Windows computers to collect network performance data and view it right on the Obkio app. Keep reading to learn all about the Windows Agents, including some key features and benefits.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents

The Windows Agent
The Windows Agent

The Obkio team strives to make our software as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, which is why we’ve revamped our Windows Network Monitoring Agent to make it easier to install and use than ever before.

Leverage the Windows Agent to perform network assessments, perform network troubleshooting, and continuously monitor network performance.

For a full installation tutorial, refer to our Documentation Article on the Windows Agent Installation Guide.

The Windows Network Monitor is in the form of a Software Agent, which can be deployed on a Windows operating system. The Agent works with Windows versions 8 and later.

The Software Agent is easy to install and accessible for most users. It is also available for Linux and Docker.

Network Assessment for A Successful IT Migration or Deployment
Network Assessment for A Successful IT Migration or Deployment

Learn about the importance of performing a network assessment before a network migration or the deployment of a new service to ensure a successful migration.

Learn more right arrow hover right arrow

What Changes Were Made?
What Changes Were Made?

Obkio’s previous Windows compatible Network Monitoring Agent was built and delivered by Linux, and used WSL 2 as its backend. After thoroughly testing the Agent and receiving feedback, we decided to transition to an Agent built solely on Windows.

Our improved Windows Agent provides a much quicker installation process, and is more user-friendly than ever for all our users working with Windows.

If you’d still like to install Obkio on WSL 2, we recommend installing a Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu or Debian) and deploying our Software Agent available for Linux, well as Windows and Docker.

Key Features of the Windows Agent
Key Features of the Windows Agent

Monitoring network performance on Windows with Obkio allows you to collect information on the network metrics that affect network performance the most, and get notified of any performance degradation or network problems.

The Windows Network Monitoring Agent offers users some key features to help with end-to-end network monitoring.

1. Availability & Ease of Use
1. Availability & Ease of Use

The Windows Agent makes network monitoring on Windows easier than ever. With a simplified installation, users can install, onboard, and start monitoring network performance within minutes. The Windows Software Agent is one of four Obkio Agents - all with the same features - which provides users with the flexibility to monitor network performance using different operating systems, environments, servers etc.

2. Remote Network Monitoring
2. Remote Network Monitoring

Working from home? No problem! The Windows Agent is ideal for monitoring network performance of home and remote offices. Easily install the Agent in any remote location to monitor network performance up to your business’ network, or monitor problems you may have with Internet, VoIP, VPN and more. You can also check out Obkio’s Remote Network Monitoring solution.

3. Deploy for Multiple Users Simultaneously
3. Deploy for Multiple Users Simultaneously

We said it once and we’ll say it again - the Windows Agent is designed for easy installation. Deploy for multiple users at once with proven deployment profiles that limit the necessity to create and configure Agents manually.

4. VPN Monitoring
4. VPN Monitoring

The Windows Agent is ideal to help you monitor your VPN performance with access to a variety of network metrics to help you troubleshoot any VPN network issues.

5. End-to-End Visibility
5. End-to-End Visibility

Monitor end-to-end network performance with the Windows Agent, including WIFI and Internet connectivity, and continuous monitoring of your LAN. Your Agent will automatically notify you if it discovers any performance problems.

6. Collect Network Device Metrics
6. Collect Network Device Metrics

The Windows Agent continuously measures performance metrics associated with network devices such as firewalls, routers, switches, and any other SNMP-enabled devices to help you troubleshoot network problems faster. Learn more about Network Device Monitoring.

7. Automatic Uninstallation
7. Automatic Uninstallation

Are you no longer using the Agent on a certain device? The Windows Agent is automatically uninstalled if you delete the application from your computer, which keeps everything clean for you.

How to Measure Network Performance: 5 Network Metrics
How to Measure Network Performance: 5 Network Metrics

Learn how to measure network performance with key network metrics like throughput, latency, packet loss, jitter, packet reordering and more!

Learn more right arrow hover right arrow

Start Monitoring Network Performance
Start Monitoring Network Performance

Are you looking to start monitoring network performance on Windows?

Try Obkio’s Windows Network Monitor with a free 14-day trial!

Obkio is a simple network performance monitoring solution that allows users to continuously monitor the health of their network and core business applications to improve the end-user experience - because nothing is more frustrating than a faulty connection.

Don’t let your users monitor network performance for you, let Obkio be your magic weapon.

Related Blog Categories:
Monitoring Agents