Over time, Network Device Discovery (NDD) has undergone significant advancements to adapt to the complexities of modern networks. In the early stages of networking, networks were relatively straightforward and could be managed manually. Organizations relied on manual updates, tracking, and documentation of network devices. However, as networks have evolved and grown more intricate, NDD has become increasingly sophisticated.
As per GlobeNewsWire, the global market for network devices was valued at $28.01 billion in 2022. Fast forward to 2023, it is projected to grow the global market significantly and reach a value of around $30.3 billion. This growth indicates a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% over the year.
Network device discovery is crucial for identifying and mapping network devices and interfaces within a network. It serves as an initial step in network management and plays a vital role in implementing effective monitoring solutions. The process encompasses more than simply finding network devices. It also involves gathering device information to establish a comprehensive network inventory. It scans the Network, identifies all the devices, maps the interface, tracks Inventory, and records the performance.
Consider the following factors while choosing a Network device discovery tool:
Echelon Edge Percipient NMS uses protocols SNMP, LLDP, and PING for Network Device Discovery. Moreover, it integrates with multi-vendor hardware and gathers data effectively, protects from security threats, vulnerability’s and is cost-effective.